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#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

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Intra-continental growth vital for African developmentArticle

African countries have been urged to focus on improving intra-continental trade if significant economic growth is to be tangible...

23 May 2019

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailersArticle

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Dec 2017

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shopArticle

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Nov 2017

Reminder to visit the China Premium Tex - ATF Trade Exhibition - 21-23 Nov, CTICC, Cape Town
Reminder to visit the China Premium Tex - ATF Trade Exhibition - 21-23 Nov, CTICC, Cape TownArticle

If you are in the business of clothing, footwear, textiles and fashion accessories, then come and network, explore and see what's available on the international market...

Issued by LTE South Africa 15 Nov 2017

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN
Choppies wraps up purchase in KZNArticle

Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal's Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA.

6 Nov 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges
Setting up shop in Africa presents challengesArticle

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions
Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditionsArticle

Botswana-based Choppies may be a well-established grocery retail chain in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but the company has found the going tough in SA...

Colleen Goko 20 Jul 2017

Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail space
Why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa's retail spaceArticle

Effective competition in the supermarket industry is important because it has far-reaching implications for consumers and suppliers...

Reena das Nair 7 Feb 2017

Choppies pays hefty price for expansion
Choppies pays hefty price for expansionArticle

Choppies Enterprises - the leading supermarket grocery retailer in Botswana - continued with its expansion strategy into the rest of Africa in the year to end-June, but the moves into new territories came with a more than 50% cost to the company's earnings...

Colleen Goko 22 Sep 2016

PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sector
PMA Fresh Connections designed for SA fresh produce sectorArticle

We interviewed Lindie Stroebel, the new GM for PMA SA...

Cari Van Wyk 20 Jul 2016

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Shoprite feels the pinch in battle for consumersArticle

The past two years have been tough for JSE-listed retailers, although some companies are doing better than others...

Colleen Goko 11 Apr 2016

Choppies CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu.
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Choppy mining waters stymie ChoppiesArticle

Botswana-based retailer Choppies has missed targets to break even in SA this year due to the rapid deterioration in consumer spend in the country's mining areas, where most of its stores are located...

Fifi Peters 16 Mar 2016

Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion
Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansionArticle

Botswana-based retailer Choppies Enterprises is extending its South African footprint with the proposed acquisition of retail outlets owned by niche supermarket group Jwayelani...

Marc Hasenfuss 23 Dec 2015

Choppies looks to KZNInBrief

22 Dec 2015

Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report
Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing reportArticle

The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...

4 Nov 2015

Carletonville Mall opens
Carletonville Mall opensArticle

Carletonville Mall - the new R330 million 26,000m² shopping destination in the famous gold-mining town on Gauteng's West Rand, has opened...

2 Nov 2015

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Investors have to be wary of Pick n Pay dividend trapArticle

In recent interim results, Pick n Pay declared a healthy dividend payment. Shareholders should be happy, and probably are. But which shareholders?

Shaun Harris 2 Nov 2015

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Choppies still planning fast expansionArticle

Botswana-based discount retailer Choppies has no intention of applying the brakes to the rapid roll-out of its stores, even though economic growth in the countries it targets is slowing and consumer purchasing power is declining...

Fifi Peters 5 Oct 2015

Choppies pursues targets in spite of opening delays
Choppies pursues targets in spite of opening delaysArticle

Delays in opening new outlets in Zambia and Tanzania this year will not hold back Botswana's largest grocer Choppies from achieving its 2016 growth target of operating 200 stores across sub-Saharan Africa...

Fifi Peters 23 Sep 2015

Possible price war among big SA retailers
Possible price war among big SA retailersArticle

The general retail outlook for South Africa is anticipated to be challenging and this could make a price war likely among the biggest local players, Jaco Prinsloo, a principal with global management consulting firm AT Kearney told Fin24 on Thursday, 10 September...

Carin Smith 11 Sep 2015

Security, electricity costs hit Shoprite bottom line
Security, electricity costs hit Shoprite bottom lineArticle

CAPE TOWN - Armed robberies and Eskom's load shedding have cost SA's largest supermarket group Shoprite Holdings an additional R3bn in operating costs this year...

19 Aug 2015

Choppies extends African footprint with Kenya deal
Choppies extends African footprint with Kenya dealArticle

Newly listed "food and staples" retailer Choppies (CHP)‚ which is primarily based in Botswana‚ has wasted no time delivering on its promises to expand rapidly into new markets in Africa...

2 Jun 2015

Botswana's Choppies to list on JSE
Botswana's Choppies to list on JSEArticle

The JSE will get another African boost when Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises lists on the main board at the end of this month...

Sikonathi Mantshantsha 7 May 2015

All the 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship winners
All the 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship winnersArticle

African Leadership Network (ALN) announced the winners for the 2014 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) on Friday, 7 November 2014...

10 Nov 2014

OK Zimbabwe to refurbish stores
OK Zimbabwe to refurbish storesArticle

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed retailer OK Zimbabwe is set to invest $16m in its operations and refurbish several existing stores nationwide due to increased competition.

12 Jun 2014

Africa's retail advantage is its young population
Africa's retail advantage is its young populationArticle

The inaugural World Retail Congress Africa has highlighted a key challenge for the retail sector in its opening debates. This being the limited infrastructure and access to rural communities. However, one of Africa's biggest advantages is its young population.

6 Nov 2013

Retail Technology Forum returns to Western CapeArticle

Following the success of its inaugural forum in Cape Town, African Retail Technology returns to the Western Cape on 29-30 October 2012 at the Arabella Hotel, Hermanus. The Forum provides the setting in which to learn about the latest IT trends, network with peers and explore solutions.

14 Mar 2012

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