ARTICLES RELATING TO RETAIL INDUSTRY

Choppies to exit SA market, chair to step down

2019-08-14 17:28

Botswana-based grocery retailer, Choppies, has announced that it will be exiting the South African market, four years after expanding into the country

Pick n Pay to test nude food concept: “Customers want less packaging waste”

2019-07-01 13:38

Major retailer trials zero-packaging fruit and vegetable produce wall.

SZA's Sephora incident triggers thoughts about our own experiences of racial profiling in South Africa's retail stores

2019-06-05 15:51

Want to know an extreme sport? Shopping while black in "high-end" spaces.

Moschino USA's code-word for black clients is a reminder of South Africa's retail racial profiling problem

2019-01-08 13:43

Want to know an extreme sport? Shopping while black. Perhaps that's how Moschino's black clients earned the racist code-word, 'Serena'.

The war for Choppies

2018-09-16 10:01

Zimbabwean shareholders in the Botswana-based multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer Choppies Enterprises have accused the company’s other shareholders of trying to 'capture' them like the 'Guptas did in South Africa'.

New 'Melissa's' shops will have cheaper food, this owner says

2018-08-01 10:32

A former Melissa's franchise holder believes high prices led to the group's bankruptcy.

Woolworths Australian boss John Dixon shown the door

2018-05-22 10:38

The retailer says the axing of the regional Australian CEO position is part of a move to simplify its regional leadership structure.

Brightening outlook for SA clothing sector

2018-03-20 16:08

Equity investors see a brightening outlook for SA's clothing sector, which just six months ago was depressed by weak economic growth, subdued consumer confidence and declining earnings, notes Overberg Asset Management.

Pioneer Foods to aquire all of Heinz Foods SA

2017-11-06 18:01

Pioneer Foods on Monday announced that it is set to acquire full ownership Heinz Foods SA – makers of the famous tomato ketchup.

Malls, retailers 'cannibalising' township business

2017-07-09 06:00

Major shopping malls and national retailers are allegedly engaging in “loose cartel” behaviour that is “cannibalising” small township businesses, the Competition Commission heard.

 

Vanity sizing unmasked: why clothing sizes from different retailers are so inconsistent

2019-08-14 15:39

Have you ever noticed how a size 34 from one brand can be way smaller or larger than the same size tag from another brand?

People in Joburg shop more, but spend less than in Cape Town, a new report into independent stores found

2019-06-29 13:42

South Africa retailers had the smallest profit margins of all the countries surveyed.

The women who make our R599 Cotton On jeans are living on only about R40 a day

2019-02-26 14:22

The fashion industry keeps forgetting that "cruelty free" ought to apply to humans too.

Black Friday to be 'bigger than ever' in South Africa, retailers promise

2018-10-11 17:46

Telkom, Superbalist, Pick 'n Pay, TakeALot, Telkom, Game, and H&M have all announced that they’ll be offering Black Friday deals in South Africa on November 23.

Spree will disappear as Superbalist wins the battle of the brands

2018-09-10 14:07

Spree and Superbalist announced their merger in June – and the Superbalist brand is the one that will stay standing.

Why you should probably start buying men’s razors

2018-07-09 12:51

Did you know that you could be paying more for certain products purely because you’re a woman?

Longtime Shoprite CFO to retire in July

2018-04-05 11:41

Marius Bosman, who has been with the retailer for 25 years, will be replaced by Anton de Bruyn.

Cape's Bashew's celebrates 118 years of refreshment

2017-11-09 19:08

Bashew’s, the Cape soft drink dating back to 1899, has launched a new Harry’s Cola Tribute Edition in honour of one of its founding members.

Shoprite opens 14 new stores in one week

2017-09-28 19:00

The Shoprite Group said the said the 14 stores would create more than 820 new job opportunities.

Major leadership changes at Lewis as profits slump

2017-05-24 08:41

The chairperson, a board member and the chief financial officer of Lewis Group have announced they are leaving as the retailer announced a 35.6% decline in HEPS.

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