South African retailer Spar expands initiative to cut plastic use in Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain, has launched the second phase of its Eastern Cape campaign to reduce the use of plastic as part of its efforts to promote a […]

Ethiopian agricultural agency to invest US$21.4m in establishing retail outlets

ETHIOPIA – The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in Ethiopia has unveiled that it will be setting up about 200 agricultural inputs retail outlets, at an estimated investment of US$21.4 million (624 million Br). The agency […]

Zimbabwe grain millers to halt supplies to overcharging retailers

ZIMBABWE – Millers under the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) have said that they will no longer supply retailers engaging in overcharging of basic commodities. This move seeks to further support the millers’ price […]

South Africa’s retailer Massmart appoints Abdool-Samad as new CFO

SOUTH AFRICA –Massmart, Walmart’s subsidiary in South Africa, has appointed Mohammed Abdool-Samad as the chief financial officer effective August 1 2019, reports Business Day. Abdool-Samad who is currently the chief finance officer at Illovo Sugar, […]

Kenyan retailer Uchumi Supermarkets banks on franchising to drive growth

KENYA – Kenya based retailer, Uchumi Supermarkets, has unveiled plans of franchising more of its branches across the country in a move that aims at enabling the retailer recover its performance and grow its business. […]

South Africa’s Pick n Pay annual turnover grows 9.6%, approves expansion plans in Zimbabwe

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay, second largest retailer in South Africa has reported 9.6% growth in its annual turnover for the financial year to the end of March 2019 despite declining consumer spending which […]

Retail giant Pick n Pay opens 55th store in Zimbabwe in expansion drive

ZIMBABWE – International retail giant Pick n Pay has opened a new branch in Zimbabwe as it continues to pursue ambitions of growing its footprint in the country by launching more stores. Located in Victoria […]

Jubilant FoodWorks ventures into Chinese cuisine with launch of first own-brand

INDIA – Jubilant FoodWorks, the operator of the fast food restaurants Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts has entered into Chinese fast casual segment by launching its first own-brand ‘Hong’s Kitchen’. Hong’s Kitchen has opened its […]

South Africa’s retailer Shoprite reports half-year sales growth to US$5.47bn

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s leading retailer, Shoprite reported growth in sale of merchandise to US$5.47 billion, a 0.2% increase, during its half year period ending 30th December 2018 while trading profit fell 15% to […]