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Edeka, Rewe strike deal on Kaiser's, South Africa's Shoprite in talks with Steinhoff, Ahold Delhaize sets out stall - retail round-up, December 2016

11 Jan 2017

December saw an end to the wrangle over German supermarket chain Kaiser's, South African grocer Shoprite in talks over a possible combination with local retail giant Steinhoff and the recently-merged Ahold Delhaize outline its "Better Together" strategy.

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? South Africa's fledgling but growing market

12 Oct 2016

The gluten-free market has taken root quickest in markets in North America and western Europe but manufacturers looking for more business opportunities could look to South Africa, a country where the category is in its early stages but one touted for expansion. John Shepherd reports.

Zambeef upbeat after H2 recovery

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.

S AFRICA: International markets boost Shoprite H1

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite reports H1 sales growth

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite H1 earnings climb

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite sales slow on consumer pressure

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.

BRICs and beyond: Carrefour takes chance on Africa

11 Jun 2013

French retail giant Carrefour has announced plans to expand further into Africa through a joint venture with consumer goods distributor CFAO. The deal will see it develop stores across eight countries and represents a new signal of intent from the world's second largest retailer as it looks to place an early marker down in what is becoming a fast growing emerging market. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.

S AFRICA: Shoprite maintains "robust growth" in H1

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.

S AFRICA: Domestic sales boost Shoprite H1 revenues

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.

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite bucks downturn with sales growth

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".

S AFRICA: Retailer Shoprite increases FY sales, profits

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite FY sales climb

17 Jul 2012

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite plans investment in infrastructure, expansion

27 Mar 2012

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

S AFRICA: Shoprite H1 earnings up after market share gains

22 Feb 2012

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite grows H1 sales and profits

20 Jan 2012

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

S AFRICA: Shoprite claims share gains as Q1 sales rise

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite set to expand store network

23 Aug 2011

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

S AFRICA: Shoprite sales rise but miss analyst forecasts

20 Jul 2011

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

Best bits: Business victims as E. coli mistakes rock consumers

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.

Talking shop: Wal-Mart's African debut

1 Jun 2011

South African competition regulators yesterday (31 May) approved Wal-Mart's acquisition of a majority stake in local retailer Massmart. Katy Humphries takes a look at Wal-Mart's African ambitions and discusses the impact that the deal is likely to have on the South African retail scene.

SOUTH AFRICA: Metcash "to close 51 stores" - union

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite acquires Metcash's franchise division

9 Mar 2011

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite records H1 profit growth

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 AFRICA: Supermarkets, wholesalers cleared of price fixing

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.

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite H1 sales up

11 Jan 2011

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

SOUTH AFRICA: Shoprite Q1 sales rise almost 10%

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".

INDIA: Spar outlines expansion plans

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite hints at Indian exit

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.

S AFRICA: Shoprite claims share gains after H1

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%.

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