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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.

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South Africa-based Woolworths has announced plans to open its first standalone food store in South Yarra, Melbourne through its ownership of Australia-based David Jones. Woolworths has said the store, which will open in 2019, will be a premium convenience store measuring 500 sq. m. The retailer said it plans to open several more standalone food stores over the coming years across Australia. ...
As Woolworths closes more of its Thomas Dux stores, David Jones is set to invest AU$100m in rolling out a new premium format over the next few years. Thomas Dux brand being phased out Woolworths continues to close down its small premium chain of Thomas Dux store, with two of its stores in Sydney, at Paddington and Mona Vale, closing down over the past few weeks. The two stores will be re-la...
South Africa-based Woolworths has opened a new store concept under the Now Now brand. The retailer has said that Now Now is designed to meet customers' meal on-the-go needs. The outlet has been opened in the retailer's flagship Longmarket Street store in Cape Town. More Now Now stores are expected to open across South Africa in the short term. How it works Now Now can be accessed via an ...

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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.
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