ARTICLES RELATING TO RETAILERS

Carrefour franchisee on prowl for acquisitions to grow in Africa

2019-04-02 21:59

Majid Al Futtaim Holding, an operator of French retailer Carrefour SA outlets, plans to boost its presence in Kenya as it looks to expand into eastern and southern Africa.

Law firms compete to sign up Steinhoff shareholders for class action suits

2018-10-31 09:56

A number of international law firms are racing to sign up Steinhoff investors for class action suits, promoting themselves as the best vehicles for shareholders to claw back a portion of their losses.

Focus on price lifts Pick n Pay sales volumes, boosts turnover

2018-10-16 09:51

Retailer Pick n Pay announced its strongest six-month trade performance, measured by volume, for more than five years.

We checked the shelves to see if ‘pink tax’ exists, and found women pay much more than men for the same thing

2018-07-11 06:37

It is estimated that women pay as much as 13% more for personal care products. From what we've seen, that may be conservative.

Producers to boost biosecurity measures after bird flu outbreak

2017-10-12 16:34

SA poultry farmers, caught off-guard by the country's most severe bird flu outbreak, are scrambling to boost biosecurity measures as government considers rolling out a vaccination programme.

'Devastating' bird flu culling to cost Gauteng farm R65m

2017-10-11 10:45

A Gauteng poultry producer faces losses of up to R65m and the bird flu crisis has caused a devastating situation in the industry, says Gauteng agriculture MEC Lebogang Maile.

Retail giants trampling small black businesses

2017-06-14 11:31

South Africa’s big four grocery retailers are squeezing everyone else out of the market and making it impossible for independent businesses to survive, a Competition Commission inquiry has heard.

UK shoppers brace for new Brexit test

2017-01-09 17:09

British consumers, who helped the economy emerge largely unscathed from the Brexit vote, now face their next big health check.

Tough conditions take their toll on Mr Price

2016-11-14 15:02

We take a look at how the retailer’s various divisions performed in the past 26 weeks to the end of October.

Massmart sales shoot up by 9%

2015-11-10 11:32

Massmart has announced that sales have increased to R69.8bn, 8.7% higher than the previous corresponding 45-week period.

 

You can pay up to 27% too much for Easter eggs on ‘special’ – here’s how prices compare at major retailers

2019-03-19 05:32

Buying your box of Easter's must-have sweet, Beacon's marshmallow eggs, at Clicks can cost you R20 extra. Here are the prices for the major retailers – and a couple of fake versions too.

“I no longer buy clothes by size, I choose them by fit”

2018-10-19 14:29

We all know how sizes vary wildly from store to store and across brands. This approach made shopping much easier for me.

Steinhoff completes disposal of Austrian subsidiary Kika-Leiner

2018-10-15 17:05

Retailer Steinhoff has completed the sale of Kika-Leiner property holding companies.

Retailers could have investors smiling again

2017-12-04 12:13

The biggest companies in the retail sector – Mr Price, Massmart, TFG, Truworths and Woolworths – are trading at an average of 25% below their intrinsic valuations.

No compensation yet as producers suffer huge poultry culling losses

2017-10-12 09:51

The damaging effect of the bird flu outbreak is exacerbated by the delay in compensation by government, according to an analyst.

Price fears as bird flu hits chicken supplies

2017-10-10 18:13

Poultry producers have warned that the shortage of supply in poultry products, driven by the outbreak of bird flu, could result in higher prices.

Retailers’ vanishing fortunes

2017-06-14 09:37

A positive start for locally listed retail counters has ended up a false start for most. How have these stocks performed to date and what are analyst expectations going forward?

Retailers could face Christmas 'drought' of imported goods

2016-12-04 10:18

South African retailers could face a shortage of imported goods in their stores over the Christmas shopping period, as the authority that permits these goods to hit the shelves has a backlog of over 5 000 authorisations.

Short sellers besiege South African retailers

2016-07-06 20:01

Short sellers are taking aim at South Africa’s weakening economy by punishing the country’s retailers.

Woolworths set to beat full-year sales estimates

2015-07-15 10:33

Woolworths is poised to beat estimates with its annual sales next month after the upscale retailer said revenue has likely surged 55%.

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