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Business victims as E. coli mistakes rock consumer

Dean Best | 6 Jun 2011

So, now it appears that bean sprouts are the cause behind the E. coli outbreak that has rocked Europe's produce sector and killed - at the latest count - 22 people.

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The just-food interview – Pick n Pay

Katy Askew | 30 Jan 2009

With food retailers facing a mixed bag as the global economic downturn bites, it is becoming clear that some are faring better than others. Earlier this month, Pick n Pay, South Africa’s largest grocery retailer, was named international retailer of the year by the US-based National Retail Federation. In January’s just-food interview, Katy Humphries spoke with Pick n Pay’s chief executive Nick Badminton about the company’s recipe for success and the challenges that lay ahead.

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Zambeef upbeat after H2 recovery

Dean Best | 29 Sep 2014

Zambeef has said underlying annual losses will be lower than market expectations after factors that hit the the Zambia-based food group in its first half eased in the second part of its financial year.


International markets buoy S Africa's Shoprite

Katy Askew | 25 Feb 2014

Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in half-year sales and profits despite what South Africa-based grocer described as "difficult" domestic trading conditions


Shoprite reports H1 sales growth

Katy Askew | 21 Jan 2014

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in first-half sales, boosted by growth from its businesses in the rest of Africa.


Shoprite H1 earnings climb

Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2013

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings saw its earnings climb in the first half of the year, despite what it described as a "difficult" trading environment.


Shoprite sales slow on consumer pressure

Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 2013

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in full-year sales but said revenues slowed in the second half amid weaker consumer spending in its domestic market.


Shoprite maintains "robust growth" in H1

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2013

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings said it has maintained its "robust and established" growth pattern, booking an increase in half-year profits.


Domestic sales boost Shoprite H1 revenues

Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 2013

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in first-half sales, boosted by higher domestic sales and a weaker rand.


Shoprite bucks downturn with sales growth

Katy Askew | 5 Nov 2012

South African supermarket operator Shoprite Holdings said it was able to report "strong growth" in its first quarter, despite ongoing "depressed market conditions".


South Africa's Shoprite ups FY sales, profits

Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2012

South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has recorded an increase in full-year sales and profits, despite trading in what it says is a "highly competitive" trading environment.


South African retailer Shoprite FY sales climb

Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 2012

South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in full-year like-for-like sales.


South African retailer Shoprite to expand

Katy Askew | 27 Mar 2012

South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has raised funds to expand its store network, improve its infrastructure and strengthen its balance sheet.


Shoprite H1 earnings rise up market share gains

Dean Best | 22 Feb 2012

South African retailer Shoprite has reported a jump in half-year earnings after increasing its sales and market share.


Shoprite grows H1 sales and profits

Sam Webb | 20 Jan 2012

South African retailer Shoprite has today (20 January) posted a first-half jump in profits and sales.


Shoprite claims share gains as Q1 sales rise

Dean Best | 1 Nov 2011

South African retailer Shoprite said it had gained market share in its domestic market after seeing its sales increase by almost 11% in the first quarter of its financial year.


Shoprite set to expand store network

Katie Smith | 23 Aug 2011

South African retailer Shoprite has confirmed it plans to open 74 supermarkets in the next financial year.


Shoprite sales rise but miss analyst forecasts

Dean Best | 20 Jul 2011

South African retailer Shoprite has posted a 7% rise in annual sales but the increase fell short of analyst forecasts.


Metcash "to close 51 stores" - union

just-food.com | 22 Mar 2011

South African retailer Metcash Trading is gearing up to close 51 of its 138 cash and carry and Trade Centre outlets in a bid to improve its financial performance, the SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union has suggested.


Shoprite acquires Metcash's franchise division

just-food.com | 9 Mar 2011

South Africa-based retailer Shoprite has entered an agreement to acquire Metcash's franchise division.


Shoprite records H1 profit growth

just-food.com | 22 Feb 2011

South African grocery retailer Shoprite has recorded an increase in profit during the first half of its fiscal year despite low food inflation and increasing operating costs.


South African retailers cleared of price fixing

Arnold Kirkby | 28 Jan 2011

South Africa's six major supermarkets and wholesale retailers have been found not guilty of price fixing or abusing their buying power.


Shoprite H1 sales up

just-food.com | 11 Jan 2011

South African retailer Shoprite saw sales recorded a 9.5% sales rise for the first half ended 31 December.


Shoprite Q1 sales rise almost 10%

just-food.com | 25 Oct 2010

South Africa-based Shoprite Group said that for the first quarter, turnover grew 9.7%, despite what it described as continued "extremely depressed market conditions".


Spar outlines India expansion plans

Dean Best | 8 Mar 2010

Spar International, the global symbol retailer, has confirmed the plans of its local venture in India to open 25 stores in the country by 2012.


Shoprite hints at Indian exit

Dean Best | 3 Mar 2010

South African retailer Shoprite Holdings today (3 March) hinted the company was likely to quit India over frustrations at the rules governing foreign ownership of local businesses.


Shoprite claims share gains after H1

just-food.com | 23 Feb 2010

Shoprite Holdings, the South African retailer, claimed today (23 February) that it had increased its share of its domestic grocery market after seeing half-year sales jump more than 14%.


Shoprite H1 “satisfactory”

just-food.com | 13 Jan 2010

South African grocer Shoprite said the company performed “satisfactorily” in the first half of its fiscal year after it booked a 12% increase in turnover.

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