Bidvest to spin off, float food service unit

2016-02-08 10:20

Bidvest Group says it plans to spin off and separately list its food business on the local stock exchange, beginning its attempt to separate its biggest division.

Sars cracking down on cash 'n carry sector

2016-02-02 21:00

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Tom Moyane has announced the launch of random on-site inspections targeted at so-called cash & carry businesses.

Tourists consume hotel’s beer stock in 20 minutes

2016-01-29 16:53

Britain’s Barmy Army may have left South African cricket fans hot under the collar, but the hospitality industry was left smiling.

Lewis defends R18k washing machine, 'threatens' Vegter

2016-01-26 21:30

The facts of the case in the washing machine row do not support the accusation of reckless lending, says Lewis Group.

Suffer the in-store shopper

2016-01-26 06:39

Bricks and mortar still don’t get it – at least in the USA, says Daniel Silke.

McDonald’s growth surges after all-day breakfast

2016-01-25 15:32

McDonald’s has posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates after its all-day breakfast helped fuel US sales.

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins coming to SA

2016-01-25 12:22

Grand Parade Investments has signed a master franchise agreement to develop Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins in South Africa.

Relief for Lewis washing machine customer

2016-01-22 19:00

The man at the centre of a washing machine row has breathed a sigh of relief after Lewis Stores fully refunded his deposit and confirmed that they have cancelled his contract.

UK retail sales plunge as weather curbs spending

2016-01-22 12:09

UK retail sales have plunged the most in more than a year as mild weather dampened clothing demand and early discounting boosted spending the previous month.

Lewis charges gardener R18 000 for R6 000 washing machine

2016-01-21 12:52

Lewis Stores is again in the spotlight for overcharging after a businessman posted on Facebook that his gardener was charged R17 955 for a R5 999 washing machine.


Novare launches retail fund of hedge funds

2016-02-03 17:09

Independent investment company Novare has announced the launch of its retail fund of hedge funds product.

Reserve online for inflight shopping

2016-02-01 18:28

Leisure and business travelers can now reserve their desired items from the inflight shopping selection of Lufthansa WorldShop online before their flight.

Consumer trends vs brand loyalty

2016-01-29 16:32

More consumers are going online to compare before they buy and they are no longer afraid of switching brands, says the head of a comparison website.

Diageo, Heineken deals going ahead

2016-01-26 17:47

Proposed transactions involving Diageo SA, Heineken International, Namibia Breweries, Brandhouse Beverages and other parties have provisionally been approved.

Franchisees optimistic about SA's future

2016-01-25 16:50

A survey by the Franchise Association of South Africa has found the majority of franchisees have an optimistic outlook about the future.

Italtile investments, optimisation paying off

2016-01-25 14:39

Italtile says its performance is mainly thanks to management’s focus on key customer-facing components, which resulted in increased sales.

New NCR rules, tough economy hit Lewis sales

2016-01-25 11:53

Lewis Group says sales have been significantly impacted by the implementation of the National Credit Regulator's affordability assessment regulations.

Debt experts slam Lewis in washing machine row

2016-01-22 14:41

A consumer watchdog and an independent debt counsellor have criticised Lewis over the charges on a washing machine sold on credit to a 60-year old gardener.

Lewis hits back in R18k washing machine row

2016-01-22 07:52

Lewis has denied any allegations of reckless lending in a case where a customer in George was charged a total of R17 955 for a R5 999 washing machine.

Retail sales rise unlikely to be sustained - bank

2016-01-20 14:09

Retail trade sales lifted by 3.9% year-on-year in November 2015, but Nedbank cautioned that strong retail sales growth is unlikely to be sustained in the months ahead.

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