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South African competition regulators yesterday (31 May) approved Wal-Mart's acquisition of a majority stake in local retailer Massmart. Katy...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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".
| 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.
| 17 Jul 2012
South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has booked an increase in full-year like-for-like sales.
| 27 Mar 2012
South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has raised funds to expand its store network, improve its infrastructure and strengthen its balance sheet.
| 22 Feb 2012
South African retailer Shoprite has reported a jump in half-year earnings after increasing its sales and market share.
| 20 Jan 2012
South African retailer Shoprite has today (20 January) posted a first-half jump in profits and sales.
| 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.
| 23 Aug 2011
South African retailer Shoprite has confirmed it plans to open 74 supermarkets in the next financial year.
| 20 Jul 2011
South African retailer Shoprite has posted a 7% rise in annual sales but the increase fell short of analyst forecasts.
| 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.
| 9 Mar 2011
South Africa-based retailer Shoprite has entered an agreement to acquire Metcash's franchise division.
| 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.
| 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.
| 11 Jan 2011
South African retailer Shoprite saw sales recorded a 9.5% sales rise for the first half ended 31 December.
| 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".
| 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.
| 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.
| 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%.
| 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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