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In separate developments, Walmart-owned Massmart and Shoprite have announced plans to exit several markets across Africa. The exits underline South African retailer’s growing focus on profitability and desire to sell off non-core assets to enable them to invest in faster growing areas of their operations.

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Walmart majority-owned Massmart is divesting non-core retail assets to Shoprite Checkers, the leading grocery retailer in South Africa. The retailer has also confirmed that it is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in OneCart, the country’s leading grocery delivery service. Divesting Cambridge Food, Rhino Cash and Carry and Masscash Cash and Carry Massmart is divesting its Cambridge Foo...
Having undertaken three major divestments in the last year and digital growth set to outpace sales through physical formats, a very different Walmart will emerge over the next five years. We highlight the five major changes to plan for. Business in transformation Walmart is the world's largest retailer, with activities spanning North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. It has emerged a...
SPAR International has published sales for 2020 showing it had grown by 7.4% at constant currencies to €39.8 bn. Its performance was driven by its operations in Western Europe, where sales grew by 12% in the 2020 calendar year. SPAR presence continued to grow in 2020… Despite the challenging operating environment, SPAR continued to expand in existing markets and into new ones as well. At th...

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