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Edcon Announces Renewed Focus, New Brand Positioning and Thank U App

Edcon, South Africa’s largest non-food retailer, has announced a renewed focus on its iconic brands, Edgars, Jet, CNA and the thank U offering. Various new strategies, the launch of new stores and enhanced product categories will strengthen the positioning of these brands in line with this renewed strategy. At an …

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Mobile Point-of-Sale Devices to Account for Almost 1 in 4 POS Transactions by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of mPOS (mobile Point-of-Sale) devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices, such as those from iZettle and Square, will drive annual mPOS transactions to over 87 billion by 2023. This will represent a threefold increase over an estimated 28 …

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Mossel Bay Factory Goes Drought-Friendly by Extracting Water from Cow’s Milk

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a “zero water” manufacturing site. Over the past six years, the company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory which will enable it to re-use and recycle water from its dairy operations. Between 2008 …

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Naspers’s Spree and Media24’s Superbalist to Merge into New Online Fashion Platform

Media24 will be the 51% owner of a new venture which will arise from a merger between Naspers-owned online fashion retailers Spree and Superbalist, the media company and Takealot announced on Monday. The merger of the two businesses into one entity seeks to create a “larger, more focused and economically …

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Global Industrial Distributor Launches E-commerce Website for Sub-Saharan Africa

RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22 years of experience distributing products and components to engineers around the African continent. RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company …

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Woolworths Announces Zero Packaging Waste to Landfill Vision

Woolworths celebrates World Environment Day by announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2022 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable and recyclable. As the latest step in its Good Business Journey and in line with the Group’s vision to …

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SPAR Continues European Expansion with Entry into Malta

SPAR International has announced its entry into the Maltese retail market. Partnering with Malta’s leading FMCG company the Azzopardi Group, SPAR Malta will be part of SPAR International, the world’s largest food retail chain with over 12,777 stores in 48 countries and overall sales of up to €34.5 billion. The …

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Burger King Opens 80th Location in SA

Burger King SA announced that its 80th corporate restaurant has opened at the Kolonnade Retail Park in Tshwane on Friday, 8 June 2018. This is the 20th restaurant to be opened this financial year and the business is on track to open another 20 restaurants by the next financial year. …

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Dis-Chem Lifts Market Share Across all Categories

Dis-Chem reaffirmed plans to open 200 stores in the next five years after making strong market share gains in the year to the end of February. In an investment presentation on Wednesday, Dis-Chem financial director Rui Morais said the company had increased market share across all categories. The dispensary business, …

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Massmart Launches Urban Bookshelf in Alexandra

Massmart’s second Urban Bookshelf has been launched in the township of Alexandra. The project, aimed at increasing access to books, is the second in a series of planned free miniature libraries across Johannesburg to promote reading and improve literacy. The first library was opened at Phefeni Recreation Centre in Orlando, Soweto …

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