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H&M New Store Openings Confirm Commitment to SA Economy & Ongoing Sustainability

Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of three new store openings, this along with several local partnerships placing strong emphasis on the brand’s ongoing sustainability work. …

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Nielsen: Women Wield the Bulk of South African Spending Power

The purchasing power of South Africa’s 18-millionfemale consumers is undeniable given that 71% of them are responsible for grocery shopping, while 60% are the primary purchaser within South African households making them a force to be reckoned with, in the local retail sector. It’s clear that this influence will only …

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Barloworld Announces New Group Structure

On 27 February 2019, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge its automotive and logistics divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions. The new change brings about the opportunity to strengthen the group’s core capabilities while optimising its existing portfolio to ensure …

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Alibaba Gains E-commerce Edge in Kenya With Safaricom Deal

In a bid to bolster its e-commerce presence further, Alibaba BABA has teamed up with Safaricom, a Kenya-based provider of voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions. Per the deal, Safaricom’s customers will be able to make payments via the company’s mobile-money wallet, M-Pesa, while shopping on AliExpress.com, an online …

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Shoprite Opens Second Supermarket in Nairobi

Africa’s largest retailer, the Shoprite Group, opened its second supermarket in Kenya on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at the Garden City Mall in Nairobi. With more than 2 700 stores in 15 African countries, the Shoprite Group’s business is built on the promise of lower prices. It is now looking …

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RBR: E-commerce Forecast to Rise to 24% of Card Spending

Source: www.rbrlondon.com Online card expenditure growing at double digit rates and will continue to increase significantly faster than card spending at physical outlets to account for nearly a quarter of all card expenditure by 2023 Cardholders moving away from physical outlets in search of lower prices and convenience Research from RBR …

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Massmart Recognises Nestlé For Industry-leading Commitment To Environmental Sustainability

Massmart is pleased to announce that Nestlé was today awarded top honours at the Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards recognise top performing suppliers who have demonstrated an industry leading commitment to sustainable supply chain management. Massmart Sustainability Executive Alexander Haw says “Nestlé’s Zero Water …

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RFG Turnover Up 8% with Strong Regional Long Life Sales

RFG increased turnover by 8.0% for the first five months of the 2019 financial year. Turnover in the regional segment, which includes South Africa and the rest of Africa, rose by 8.2% despite the continued challenging trading environment. International turnover increased by 6.7% as export volumes grew by 4.5%. CEO …

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Tesco Trials Removing Plastic from Fruit and Vegetables

Tesco has removed an extensive selection of plastic wrapped fruit and veg products from two of its stores. The retailer’s latest move toward sustainable packaging will trial removing packaged fruit and veg wherever a loose alternative exists. A total of forty five packaged foods will be taken out of stores …

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Shoprite Shakes up Zambia’s Retail Sector with World-Class Store

The Shoprite Group is set to change the face of retail in Zambia with the opening of the new world-class store in the Woodlands/Kabulonga area. The new-look Shoprite Kabulonga promises an unrivalled retail experience. In addition to the new look, customers are being offered the best quality products at the …

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