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Four developments for African retailers Massmart, Meikles, OK Zimbabwe, and Tuskys.

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SPAR South Africa said group sales rose 5.4% to ZAR39.79 bn (US$2.67 bn) as part of a trading update covering the 18 weeks to 31 January 2020. The group noted it had been a ‘ challenging start to the year ’, with a relatively weak position across all the markets in which it operates. Growth driven by core business SPAR said its operations Southern Africa saw sales growth of 4.9%, with its c...
Governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraging retailers to increase the number of sustainability schemes they implement. Single-use plastic reduction has been a common environmental initiative and many retailers have implemented schemes that aim to reduce, recycle or reuse single-use plastic whenever possible. What is the South Africa plastic pact? The Worldwide F...
Walmart-owned, South Africa-based Massmart has published a sales update for its 52-week period ending 29 December 2019. Announcing total sales growth of 3.0% and comparable store growth of 1.5% the retailer also launched a new strategy, dubbed ‘The Road to Recovery’. The new strategy will be built around six pillars, which it believes will form ‘ the key building blocks of [its] turnaround ’ T...

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