Higher taxes would hit retailers hard

SA’s retail stocks are likely to bear the brunt of tax increases, should finance minister Tito Mboweni target consumers with revenue-raising measures in his...

The rise of spazarettes; an invisible giant awakening in the informal...

While Shoprite, Pick & Pay, Spar and other formal retailers slug it out against each other for the purse of the consumer an invisible...

Shoprite gains market share as store expansion continues

Shoprite, the owner of Checkers and Usave stores, says it gained market share in its half year to end-December, with store expansion helping it...

What was bought? A study of brands purchased by bulk-grocery stokvels...

Stokvels in SA: A historical context“Stokvel” is a South African generic term used to describe a group of people who have come together to...

Woolworths announces interim results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December...

Woolworths Holdings today announced interim results for the 26 weeks ended 29 December 2019.Group turnover and concession sales increased by 3.8% to R40.9 billion...

Game over for fresh food at Massmart’s biggest chain

The plan by JSE-listed retail giant Massmart to expand its popular discount retail chain Game into a fully-fledged food retailer has failed.Launched just over...

Walmart’s grocery business is winning over more affluent shoppers

Walmart is reeling in higher-income customers — including some who are new to the retailer — with its online grocery business, company executives told...

Promotional campaigns grow Dis-Chem market share

Pharmacy group Dis-Chem said on Wednesday promotional campaigns and a wide product range helped it fend off the effects of load shedding in the...

South Africa’s biggest retailers: Shoprite vs Woolworths vs Spar vs Pick...

Professional services group Deloitte has published its annual Global Powers of Retail report for 2020, ranking the 250 biggest retail groups across the world...

Unilever to stop marketing food products to children

Unilever has announced that it will stop marketing and advertising its food and drink products to children under the age of 12 in traditional...

Shield Trade Show 2020 – Retailer Brands

The annual Shield Trade Show is currently underway at Nasrec in the South of Johannesburg.  Retailer Brands is present as always. This year they are...

Shield Trade Show 2020

The annual Shield trade show is currently underway at Nasrec with brands showcasing their products to an expected 5000 visitors.This 2 day show not...

Danone launches traceability technology for baby formula

Danone will roll out new technology that allows consumers to verify the quality and authenticity of its baby formula.Shoppers will be able to access...

Mama Magic – SA’s biggest baby and parenting expo

As South Africa’s biggest and best baby and parenting expo, MamaMagic® Baby Expo has all you could need, want and more from 0 –...

Africa’s Big 7 set to be another sold-out success

Africa’s Big 7, Africa’s biggest food and beverage trade show, looks set to be another sold-out success when it is staged at the Gallagher...

Tiger Brands has a new CEO – who once left the...

Listed food company Tiger Brands has a new CEO with a long – if interrupted – history with the company, which includes being closely...

Shock tax hike coming for South Africans in April, economists warn

Fiscal policy is a huge problem for South Africa, with stuttering tax collections, and an apparent unwillingness of the government to cut the public...

As SA retailers struggle, other African markets start to shine

As more South African retailers announce possible closure of unprofitable stores, their peers in the continent are breaking new grounds, becoming the ones to...