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South Africa-based Shoprite has released an operational update for the six months ending 29 December 2019. It reported its total sale of merchandise had increased by 7.0% to approximately ZAR81.2 bn (US$5.6 bn) driven by its supermarkets in its home market.

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South Africa-based Woolworths has appointed a new chief executive, Roy Enzo Bagattini. He will take charge of the company from February 2020. New chief executive joins from Levi Strauss Bagattini is presently executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas. He oversees operations that generate about US$3.0 bn in revenues, which is about half of what Woolworths Holdings does...
South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has said it has recently completed a store optimisation project. It noted the process ‘ highlighted a number of underperforming stores in its portfolio ’, which could lead to their potential closure. Closures would focus on non-grocery banners… Massmart said the store optimisation project had led to a potential store closure consultation process. I...
“The SPAR Natural concept breaks new ground in health and wellness by providing a holistic approach to customers seeking a healthier lifestyle.” In this article we unpick the elements of the SPAR Natural concept, which was first launched in 2017. How has the concept evolved? SPAR Gran Canaria has opened its fourth standalone SPAR Natural store, three years after introducing the new concep...

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16/01/2020
Understand the trends we expect to see in Africa, from retailers putting a stronger focus on ROI, to providing value and digitising operations, amongst others, that will shape grocery retailing in 2020.
01/05/2019
This figures-driven deck summarises the forecast for the African grocery market to 2023 and comes complete with a dataset.
19/02/2018
This report looks at our latest view on Africa’s grocery market and how we expect it to grow to 2022. We highlight what this means for suppliers and retailers in the region and its largest markets.
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