ARTICLES RELATING TO RETAIL

McDonald's drive-thrus are speeding up after years of longer and longer waits

2019-10-23 12:32

McDonald's drive-thru times dropped by twenty seconds over the last quarter, according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

Prosus makes hostile R93bn bid for food delivery company

2019-10-22 11:06

The new Naspers international digital company Prosus has made a hostile bid of R93.35bn for the UK-based food delivery company Just Eat.

Ackermans has a fancy new flagship store in Sandton – and you can print your own T-shirt

2019-10-19 09:23

Ackermans is one of several retailers currently launching new concept stores.

These 23 Spar stores around SA are involved in a fight between the company and a franchise holder

2019-10-18 12:36

A fight between the Spar group and franchise stores formerly controlled by the Giannacopoulos group is affecting stores around Tshwane, Johannesburg, and in KwaZulu-Natal.

Take a look: Inside Pick n Pay’s new flagship store in Sandton – now with its own chocolatier

2019-10-17 18:14

The store features an entirely new layout, with an oyster bar, more packaging-free fresh produce, and a chocolate station.

Weelee can 'intervene' in WeBuyCars deal with Naspers subsidiary, Tribunal finds

2019-10-08 17:28

Weelee is allowed to "intervene" in a Competition Commission case relating to a proposed deal between WeBuyCars and Naspers-controlled MIH eCommerce.

Satellite images show how South Africa’s biggest malls – in Fourways, Menlyn, Midrand, Sandton, and Durban – have transformed

2019-10-06 10:28

The new version of Fourways Mall, now the biggest shopping centre in South Africa, was unveiled to the public in August.

Famous Brands expects spike in half-year earnings after Gourmet Burger Kitchen knock

2019-10-04 14:32

Owner of food franchises Debonairs and Steers, Famous Brands, expects its earnings to improve by more than 100% for the six months ended August 31, 2019.

Retail apocalypse: Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

2019-09-30 13:26

The latest big fashion merchant couldn’t cope with high rents and heavy competition.

WATCH: Nike beats quarterly forecasts despite trade war

2019-09-26 08:36

Shares of Nike hit an all-time high after the world's largest athletic gear maker topped quarterly sales and profit forecasts.

 

Prosus believes its hostile bid for Just Eat is sweeter than a Dutch offer

2019-10-22 14:53

The new Naspers-owned global digital company Prosus believes it has made a compelling offer for UK-based food delivery firm.

Kamiwaza - the hidden art behind a good retail business

2019-10-20 20:45

Entrepreneur David Donde, founder of Truth Coffee Roasting, thinks the Japanese concept of kamiwaza should also be applied when it comes to retail businesses.

82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction – survey

2019-10-19 07:00

Research indicates that 82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction, a 'trend spotter' tells delegates at a retail conference.

87% believe their organisation needs better leaders - survey

2019-10-18 06:00

About 87% of respondents in research done by Deloitte Consulting believe their organisation does not have the right leaders in place to face disruption.

KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu in the US

2019-10-09 21:36

The wings are hitting menus in time for American football season, and will be promoted accordingly.

Unilever to halve use of new plastic as uproar over waste grows

2019-10-07 20:28

Unilever has pledged to halve its use of newly made plastic by 2025 as the consumer-goods industry wrestles with growing criticism of the environmental impact of throwaway packaging.

Pepsi is desperately trying to prevent Mountain Dew from becoming the latest victim of people's growing hatred of sugary sodas

2019-10-04 16:46

As America ditches sugary sodas, PepsiCo is trying to prevent Mountain Dew from becoming a victim of changing tastes.

Weelee wants to 'intervene' in WeBuyCars deal with Naspers subsidiary

2019-10-03 19:24

A competitor of WeBuyCars wants the Competition Tribunal's permission to "intervene" in a Competition Commission case opposing a deal between WeBuyCars and Naspers subsidiary MIH eCommerce.

McDonald's is experimenting with meatless burgers in Canada – and might launch its first veggie burger in America within a year, according to UBS analysts

2019-09-27 19:52

As McDonald's tests a plant-based burger with Beyond Meat in Canada, analysts are on the look out for more veggie burgers.

WATCH: Long-lost Italian painting found in kitchen could sell for R90m

2019-09-26 06:01

A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to $6m (about R90m) and will be auctioned next month.

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