General Merchandise

Coronavirus: Sanitiser and disinfectant flying off shelves at Dis-Chem, Clicks, MediRite,...

Hand sanitiser and disinfectant have started flying off South African retail shelves as the fear of coronavirus sparks ‘panic buying’.Since the Health Department confirmed...

Dion Wired stores today – The shelves are empty

The shelves at several Dion Wired stores across Gauteng are standing near-empty.This follows Massmart, which owns Dion Wired, announcing on 13 January that it...

Coronavirus in SA – Hygiene and prevention measures the cornerstone of...

The news of the first known case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in South Africa follows confirmed cases in both Algeria and Nigeria.  South...

Hostex 2020 Highlights

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IKEA reduces climate footprint for the first time

Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of IKEA furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter IKEA said on Thursday...

Massmart’s earnings reveal why Dion Wired is closing down

Massmart on Thursday (27 February) reported total sales of R93.7 billion for the 52-week period ending 29 December, representing total sales growth of 3.0%.Sales...

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...

Serco supplying trucks for Super Group Convenience fleet

Super Group Convenience (SGC) has chosen Serco as its preferred supplier for an ongoing vehicle fleet replacement project. As at the end of 2019...

Massmart CEO says not ready to let department chain fail

Massmart's new chief executive Mitch Slape said on Wednesday he was not ready to let the firm's Game department chain fail as the South...

Amazon the most valuable brand globally for third year running

Amazon has become the first brand in the history of the Brand Finance Global 500 rankings to exceed $2bn in value, making it the...

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...

Massmart supplier development partner secures Walmart export deal

Massmart is proud to announce that Glenart, a local Christmas cracker manufacturing company and partner on the Massmart Supplier Development Programme, is the first...

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

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...