South African retailer Checkers launches online grocery delivery platform

SOUTH AFRICA – Checkers, a consumer goods retailer owned by Shoprite, has launched its on-demand one-hour grocery delivery service app, Sixty60, after months of testing. Billed as SA’s first 60-minute grocery delivery service from a […]

Kauai extends its healthy food brand into retail partnering with Pick n Pay

SOUTH AFRICA – Kauai, a health food restaurant, has extended its brand into retail with the launch of range of healthy frozen ready-to-eat meals, sides and smoothies in partnership with Pick n Pay. The Pick […]

Competition Commission of SA orders retail chains to cease enforcing exclusivity clauses in mall leasing

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission of South Africa has recommended South African shopping centres to cease their exclusive leases with the country’s biggest supermarket chains. The move is in accordance to findings of a […]

Spar Group reports double digit growth in full year profit to US$187m

SOUTH AFRICA – The Spar Group, a South African retail chain has reported double digit profit growth of 12.9% before tax to R2.8 billion (US$187.1m) for the full year ended September 2019. The listed retailer […]

Pick n Pay’s half year profits grow 19.8% as turnaround plan pays off

SOUTH AFRICA – South African retail chain, Pick n Pay has posted double-digits profit growth from 18.8% to 19.8% gross profit margin in the six months to end September following its turnaround strategy. Group trading […]

Pick n Pay opens next generation store concept to consolidate market presence

SOUTH AFRICA – Pick n Pay, supermarket chain store in South Africa has opened the refurbished-On Nicol store, in Johannesburg, strengthening the retailer’s Next Generation store concept aiming to attract more affluent consumers as retailers […]

Naivas widens footprint at the Coast of Kenya with 56th branch

KENYA – Kenyan retail chain Naivas supermarkets has opened its 56th branch in Kenya’s Coastal region, Mombasa’s Central Business District, as part of its expansion plan targeting other regions outside Nairobi where most of its […]