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Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal give green light to Netcare outsourcing agreement with Clicks

Friday, 11 November 2016, Healthcare group Netcare and pharmacy retail group Clicks today announced that the Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal have approved the long-term agreement which they entered into on 8 June 2016, whereby Netcare will outsource its 37 retail pharmacies in Medicross medical and dental centres and 45 …

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Woolworths Holdings Limited To Acquire Politix, A Leading Australian Menswear Business

Woolworths Holdings Limited (“WHL”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Country Road Group had entered into an agreement to acquire Politix, a market-leading retailer in Australian designer menswear. Politix has 75 stores, including 31 concessions across Australia and FY2016 sales of A$56 million. The agreement is subject to the …

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Ecentric Brings It All Together At Point-of-sale

The payments business used to be simple, consumers would pay with cash or cheque and merchants would offer trusted customers credit, and even accept IOUs. Technology has marched on however, and credit cards, debit cards, prepaid vouchers, and store cards have all been added to the mix. Customers are even …

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MyGate Voted “Best Online Payment Gateway 2016 – Africa” by Technology Innovator Awards

MyGate, one of South Africa’s leading online payment gateways has been voted the best online payment gateway in Africa for 2016 by the Corporate Vision Technology Innovator Awards. The 2016 Technology Innovator Awards were designed by Corporate Vision Magazine to recognise the individuals, departments, and firms behind ground-breaking developments in …

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Global Vision for Eastern Cape Retail Sector

The Eastern Cape retail sector is set to benefit from key global insights when South African expatriate Troy Zunckel returns to the country after more than a decade of international retail experience in Dubai. Zunckel heads to Port Elizabeth’s R2-billion Baywest Mall in April, taking the reins from outgoing GM …

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Mall of Africa Opens for Business

The iconic Mall of Africa today opens its doors for business in Waterfall City. The 131,038sqm mall marks the largest first phase completion of a mall ever in South Africa, boasts more than 300 outlets, is host to some of the world’s most famous retail brands and is valued at …

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Emerge Queue installs two Qmatic systems at Mall of Africa – just in time for grand opening

There might be queues to get into the Mall of Africa, but customers who visit either the Vodacom or the MTN stores there will find a surprising smooth customer journey waiting for them, all thanks to the Qmatic systems in both branches. “We are proud to have two stores at …

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Four Trends Shaping the Fuel Retail Sector in SA

With over 4 600 fuel forecourts currently in operation and more expected in the future, this industry is rapidly growing as a key driver of revenue for fuel stations in South Africa. Ronél Fester, FNB Franchise Industry Specialist, says the success and profitability of fuel forecourts lies in their ability …

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Dunkin Brands and GPI Announce Plans to Open Hundreds of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins in SA

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of two of the world’s most recognizable brands, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with Grand Parade Investments Limited (GPI) to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants in South Africa. The agreement remains subject to GPI’s …

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SA online retail to pass 1% of total retail in 2016

For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce in South Africa, online retail in South Africa will reach 1% of overall retail during 2016. This is the most significant finding of the Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, released recently by World Wide Worx. The report shows that online retail …

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