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South Africa-based Pick n Pay has announced price reductions on essential items, a relaunch of its Fresh Living magazine and has opened its 300th store under the Boxer banner.

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South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has released a trading update for the 23-week period ending 7 June. In it the retailer underlined the challenging market conditions it has operated in and which continue to affect its performance. Total sales fall by 10.3% Massmart reported total sales of ZAR34.8 bn (US$2.0 bn). During the 23-week period total sales fell by 10.3%, while comparable ...
We round up ecommerce initiatives from Pick n Pay, Massmart-owned Game, JamboPay, and Sokowatch. Game partners with Uber Eats for essential products South Africa-based, Massmart-owned Game has partnered with Uber Eats to deliver groceries and essential products through its app. The service will be available at 21 Game locations in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Pretoria, with further ...
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global sales growth of 4.35% to €37.1 bn (US $41.6 bn). The retailer stated its entry into two new markets, an additional 208 stores and the consistent expansion over the past four years has been a key growth driver, although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought challenges. 2019 ‘has again delivered exceptional results’ Commenting o...

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We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.
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This guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.
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This figures-driven deck summarises the forecast for the African and Middle Eastern grocery markets to 2024 and comes complete with a dataset.
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