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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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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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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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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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Vivo Energy Completes Engen Transaction Adding 230 Service stations in Eight African Countries

Vivo Energy plc is pleased to announce the completion of the transaction with Engen Holdings (Pty) Limited, previously announced on 18 September 2018. The transaction adds operations in eight new countries and 230 Engen-branded service stations to Vivo Energy’s network, taking its total presence to over 2,000 service stations, across …

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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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Zambeef Products has been Recognised by the LuSE for its Excellence in Corporate Governance

Zambeef Products has been recognised by the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE) for its excellence in corporate governance. The company walked away with four awards at the recent LuSE Corporate Governance Awards, scooping first prize for the Corporate Governance Award and the Best Annual Report Award, and being named as first …

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South African Consumer Confidence Holds On

South Africa’s latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the fourth quarter of 2018 shows a two point decrease to 88, presenting a relatively stable, though still slightly negative, quarter on quarter picture for consumer sentiment in South Africa. This is supported by a decrease in the number of South Africans …

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