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ZAMBEEF’S Northen Region Distribution Centre Goes Online

Zambeef’s Kitwe Processing Plant to decentralise operations and further increase company’s efficiencies on the Copperbelt and neighbouring markets Zambeef Products’ new Kitwe Processing Plant is set to decentralise some of the food retailer’s operations and logistics from its base at Huntley Farm in Chisamba in a move to streamline operations, …

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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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Clover: Strategic Actions Deliver Volume Growth which Underpins Steady Half Year Performance

Group revenue increased by 4.1% to R4,4 billion (up 7.3% excluding the impact of IFRS 15) Sales volumes grew 5,6% and selling prices increased 3.1% Sugar taxes and sharp increase in fuel impacted profitability Significant investment in marketing and selling campaigns, research and development and expanding the sales force Headline …

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Modern Retailers Are Meeting Multichannel Consumer Demands

As more consumers embrace multichannel shopping, retailers are diversifying their investments online and offline to meet customers’ needs, according to the annual State of Retailing Online study released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Retailers are evolving with customers’ shopping behaviors by creating a seamless shopping experience online …

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Nielsen Launches its 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report

Nielsen has launched its 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report which highlights how global consumers think and feel about their financial situation and reveals that when it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income. Executive Director, Thought Leadership Nielsen Global Markets Ailsa Wingfield comments; “What we found is that …

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Shoprite Group Builds Up Strength in Tough Year

2018 was a transformational year for the Group, whose interim results were affected by a number of factors. While the first half performance is below expectations it is not a reflection of the fundamental strength of the business. The decline in headline earnings per share for the six months ending …

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Verigreen has been Awarded a Multi-million Rand Contract to Supply Products under Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand Labels

Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. Owned by husband and wife team Mike and Thina Maziya and established in 2001, Verigreen has been manufacturing a range of drawstring refuse bags …

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Woolworths, Sustainability Institute and Spier Launch Community Learning Farm

Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm, in the Lynedoch valley of the Stellenbosch Winelands. The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that …

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Spur and The Hussar Grill Perform Well in Slowing Economy

Spur Corporation reported a competitive performance for the six months to December 2018 as increasing demands on disposable income and declining confidence impacted the group’s middle-income customer base. Total franchised restaurant sales across the local and international operations increased by 4.8% to R3.9 billion. Comparable profit before tax, excluding exceptional …

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Shoprite Lesotho Cross-Border Remittance Product Achieves R1 Billion Mark

The Shoprite cross-border money remittance product reached the R1 billion mark in January, after just three years of it being implemented between SA and Lesotho. The cost of a transfer of R900 is 2%, which is one of the cheapest cross-border products in the world. A remittance is when a …

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