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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.

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Following initiatives from South Africa-based Checkers, Pick n Pay, results from the same country’s Woolworths and reports of Carrefour’s market entry into Uganda, we round up news from the region. Checkers launches one-hour delivery option Checkers is set to introduce a one-hour delivery option under the Sixty60 brand name. Initially launched at selected stores in the Western Cape and Gaut...
David Jones and BP have opened their first convenience store on a petrol forecourt in Bayside, Melbourne. A new offer for petrol forecourts David Jones announced in August that it would partner with BP to open David Jones branded stores on petrol sites in Sydney and Melbourne, with the store at Bayside on the corner of North Road and Nepean Highway marking the start of the partnership. Th...
As Shoprite and Massmart-owned Game discuss new store openings in Kenya, Jumia and Vivo Energy announce a tie up between the two companies and South Africa-based Woolworths releases a trading statement, we round up news from the region. Shoprite to open first store outside Nairobi… As it continues its expansion in the country, Shoprite will open its first store, and its third overall, outsi...

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This in-depth guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.
19/07/2016
Woolworths Waterstone is a flagship store that represents the retailer’s strong intent to build a forceful presence in grocery retailing and provide a differentiated offer for shoppers.
13/06/2016
With grocery retailing in sub-Saharan Africa at different stages of development and evolution, understanding the differences and how to prepare for change will be key. In this report, we look at five considerations for companies planning for the region's future growth, while also reflecting on the starting point in 2016.

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