Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa’s consumer goods...

One company with a good vantage point of the sector is Polyoak Packaging, a South African-based operator with a footprint in numerous markets across the continent....

Shoprite prepares to control Ugandan retail market

The South African franchise is to open up two new branches - one at Acacia mall in Kamwokya and another at Victoria mall in Entebbe. Knight Frank,...

Pick n Pay Constantia flagship gets a modern revamp

The Constantia branch is the latest to relaunch as part of Pick n Pay's Next Generation project, which provides customers with "superb, comprehensive product ranges, open, easy-to-navigate...

Slowing sales in Africa hurt Shoprite share price

Shareholders seemed to be unmoved by the solid performance on the home front where sales were up 8.1% in the September quarter against internal inflation of...

Packaging for a new generation

Mpact Plastics is proud to have added Dove to this list of iconic brands. Mpact was involved in the new Dove Baby range by supplying two...

Software that supports innovation, productivity and profitability on your packaging line

Some businesses in this industry have been slower to adopt digital technology than others, especially in the context of “Industry 4.0” – where emerging concepts like...

Storm brews as Shoprite investors challenge pay policy

Mehluli Ncube, representing the Sentinel pension fund, described the invitation to participate in the teleconference as a little hostile. Ncube, who attended the annual general meeting...

Imperial reviews its relationship with KPMG

KPMG provides secondary accounting and consulting services to Imperial to the tune of R13m a year. Imperial said it would await the outcome of the investigation by...

Tis’ the season to be jolly…. Or is it?

The full retail landscape has growing diversity of local start-up brands and international powerhouses entering the market. Shoppers have options and overwhelming choice. They are responding...

Spar to rotate external auditors

In March, the JSE informed shareholders it had appointed E&Y as its external auditor to replace KPMG. The move, in response to Irba’s campaign, was announced...

Festive retail sales may help give GDP a boost

While the sector is expected to remain muted, end-of-year sales and Black Friday are set to drive retail sales higher in the fourth quarterIn the third...

Shoprite rolls out its trucks to help drought-stricken farming communities

Five trucks left the Shoprite Group’s distribution centre in Centurion on Friday morning to collect fodder and transport it to the Northern Cape, where the worst...

Retailers to watch this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While nobody is certain where the name ‘Black Friday’ originated, one theory suggests it stems from the fact that many retailers operated at a loss...

Gareth Ackerman on Pick n Pay’s growth story

Ackerman outlined how implementing the company’s ethos involved a great amount of organisation: “Our philosophy is that rich people love low prices, poor people need low prices...

Black Friday heads to Shoprite stores countrywide

The decision to also introduce Black Friday to Shoprite’s 458 stores, in addition to the 202 Checkers stores, guarantees the country’s biggest ever Black Friday. This worldwide...

ID Logistics SA reduces carbon footprint

Etienne Juillard, MD of ID Logistics SA comments, “Our KWH consumption savings are impressive as we are close on achieving over a quarter of consumption reduction over...

Is a little loyalty too much to ask for?

This could sound harsh and inflated but the proof is in the latest report compiled by WhySatisfy. It analysed the performance of SA retail companies online and on social...

Tiger Brands hit by strikes and tough market conditions

The fast-moving consumer goods group reported on Monday morning that revenue grew 2.3% to R31.3bn while net profit declined 5.5% to R3bn during the...