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The just-food interview – Pick n Pay 30 Jan 2009

Katy Askew

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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International markets buoy S Africa's Shoprite 25 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

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 21 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

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 21 Aug 2013

Michelle Russell

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 17 Jul 2013

Michelle Russell

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 20 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

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

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