Spar

 
Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s most remarkable supermarket chain
Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s most remarkable supermarket chain
Choppies began life as a struggling general dealer in Botswana and now consists of about 250 stores in eight countries. But this rag-to-riches...
Paradise for corporates and ultrarich
Paradise for corporates and ultrarich
The Paradise Papers — detailing offshore investments leaked to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung last year — revealed that more than...
Giant retail grocers in new probe
Giant retail grocers in new probe
The property industry has welcomed details published by the Competition Commission about an intended wide-reaching probe into the grocery retail...
Spar profit growth slows amid spending downturns
Spar profit growth slows amid spending downturns
Spar Group, a South African food and liquor retailer, said first-half profit growth slowed to 9.4% as demand for liquor and building materials...
Major supermarkets exposed in meat-label scandal
Major supermarkets exposed in meat-label scandal
The paper revealed the results of a new study that showed the extent...
Stores score on pension payday
Stores score on pension payday
It's social-grant payout day near the Noord Street taxi rank in Joubert Park and the queue outside the payout point, a Boxer Superstore, stretches...
Big five fight for food market share
Big five fight for food market share
The battle for the biggest slice of South Africa's R220-billion food retail market is hotting up, with the Shoprite Group and Massmart in front and...
Massmart ready to sacrifice margins for market share
Massmart ready to sacrifice margins for market share
Retailer Walmart's South African unit Massmart is ready to push down prices and sacrifice margins in pursuit of a bigger market share.
Climbing into the driver's seat
Climbing into the driver's seat
'When you, as a woman, drive a truck, people are surprised. They still get surprised now, even after I've been doing it for nine years," says Bongi...
Spar FY profit up, mulls share buy back
Spar FY profit up, mulls share buy back
South African grocery chain Spar Group posted a 29% rise in full-year profit as lower interest rates and economic recovery slowly boost consumer...
Spar first-half profit up, sees World Cup growth
Spar first-half profit up, sees World Cup growth
South African grocery chain Spar Group reported a 14,7% rise in first-half profit and said full-year results would be boosted by the upcoming...
Spar full-year profits up, sees challenging 2010
Spar full-year profits up, sees challenging 2010
The Spar Group reported a 19,5% rise in full-year headline earnings per share, excluding its black economic empowerment deal, and said it expects...

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