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Checkers Launches Long-Awaited Rewards Programme

The wait is over – Checkers Xtra Savings is here! Africa’s largest supermarket group has introduced its latest initiative that shows their loyalty to customers, and not the other way round. There are no Points. No Tiers. No Levels. Just instant cash savings on your groceries and drinks. Partnering with …

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The Shoprite Group Makes Huge Impact

The Shoprite Group’s significant positive impact in the countries and communities in which it operates have seen it subsidise staple products to the value of R141 million, donate surplus food and goods to the value of R60.4 million and serve more than 20 million meals to communities in need in …

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Tribunal Approves Milco / Clover Merger After Merging Parties Improve Conditions

The Tribunal has today approved the merger involving Milco SA (Pty) Ltd (Milco) and Clover Industries Ltd (Clover) subject to a range of employment, local procurement of bulk juice concentrate, and information sharing conditions. Employment effects The Tribunal initially had concerns with the merging parties’ tendered employment-related conditions in terms …

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Resilient Performance as RFG Increases Turnover By 9.6%

Rhodes Food Group increased turnover by 9.6% in the 10 months to July 2019 as the group’s regional business overcame the weak macroeconomic and consumer environment to grow turnover by 8.8%. CEO Bruce Henderson said good growth in the canned meat, fruit juice and dry foods categories contributed to the …

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Woolworths Holdings Limited: Preliminary Audited Group Results for the 53 Weeks Ended 30 June 2019

Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHL) today announced results for the 53 weeks ended 30 June 2019. For comparative reporting, the Group also presented trade for 52 weeks and the commentary below relates to the 52-week period.  Group sales for 52 weeks increased by 3.9% to R78.2 billion with adjusted profit before …

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Gap Inc. to Retain Iconic Name

Gap Inc. today announced that, following the completion of the planned spin-off of Old Navy, the new public company, currently referred to as NewCo, will retain the Gap Inc. name. The new Gap Inc. will be a portfolio of brands, including Gap brand, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix, Janie and Jack, …

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Woolworths Trials Innovative ‘Circular Economy’ Inspired Paper Shopping Bags

On its ongoing commitment to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020, Woolworths has announced its first trial of specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases.  In alignment with its Good Business Journey, every aspect of the impact of the new paper bags has been considered, from …

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SuitePOS and PayPal Deliver In-Person Payments to Retailers on NetSuite and Salesforce

SuitePOS, a single POS app that provides multiple in-store checkout options for retailers running NetSuite or Salesforce, now works with PayPal Here to simplify in-person payments and lower processing costs. SuiteRetail, the makers of SuitePOS for NetSuite and Salesforce, has integrated with PayPal Here to offer a modern and simplified …

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Cape Consumers and Iemas have launched Co-Switch to Local Consumers and Retailers

A new payment services platform, utilised by two of South Africa’s oldest member organisations, promises to open up the buy-aid market to consumers and retailers alike. Co-Switch, a newly launched closed-loop payments platform, is currently being introduced to Cape Consumers and Iemas’ members and retail partners. Cape Consumers under their …

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100th Checkers Store Opens in Gauteng at Ferndale on Republic

Checkers opened the doors to its 100th store in Gauteng at Ferndale on Republic, previously known as Brightwater Commons in Randburg, on Thursday, 29 August 2019. Almost 90 new jobs were created, bringing the full staff complement at Checkers Ferndale to 137, of which 105 are women and 108 are …

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