Shoprite

Shopping malls are ‘killing’ independent retailers

The Competition Commission’s Grocery Retail Inquiry has found national supermarket chains are putting small, independent players out of business

Shoprite delivers strong sales in SA market

South Africa’s largest grocer saw its local operations increase sales by 10.3% during the quarter

Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s remarkable supermarket chain

Choppies began life as a struggling general dealer in Botswana and now consists of about 250 stores in eight countries

Wiese denies self-service accusations

The Steinhoff debacle caused its major investor a loss of R50bn and kicked him off the richest list

SA’s grocery giants stomp on small, independent stores in non-urban areas

The entry of national supermarkets into non-urban markets has shifted the competitive landscape

Skint citizens shun market darlings

Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth

Slice of life: Of durags and a rapping boost

Durags were so rare to find that most people imported them. Those that did sell them had very limited variety and very questionable quality

Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate

South Africans are spending more on festive goods such as food and beverages rather than more expensive goods. The proof is in the pudding

Fuel, utilities gobble up spare cash

Cheaper food has helped to ease the pain but an ever weakening rand means the prognosis is poor

VAT not all bad news

In an attempt to keep customers, retailers will absorb some of the hike – for a while

Tiger Brands’ share price down following listeria revelations

The company is one of the largest food manufacturers in the country, and the 7% fall equates to a R5.6-billion drop in its value

​Supermarkets rush to pull foods implicated in Listeriosis outbreak

Pick n Pay as well as shops under its Boxer brand, have begun pulling the products, as have all supermarkets in the Shoprite group

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it