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Game Stores, Africa’s largest discount retailer of general merchandise expanded its current continental footprint by opening its first store in Kenya, in the bustling capital city of Nairobi. Garden City…

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South African retailer Massmart is continuing to improve the operating efficiency of its stores by adopting more sustainable technologies, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and daylight harvesting cells for lighting,…

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Harry Montjane only knew after 17 years into his job that he actually wanted to be an entrepreneur. Montjane is the owner of Kurhula Paint, which supplies the liquid to…

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Grinding corn was just one of the 11­year­old boy’s chores in his rural Transkei home. Little did Xolani Ndzaba know that processing maize would turn out to be his bread…

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Click-and-collect e-commerce, such as the locker system that Makro will introduce this year, is set to boom, according to a new report by Deloitte. Click-and-collect e-commerce, such as the locker…

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BIG companies that benefit from operating in a generally free market are not always fervent ideological supporters of that market. Our recent corporate history offers many examples of anticompetitive structures…

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A fight over grocery turf at shopping malls has become so bitter that “if an egg rolls through the front door of a Game store, Pick n Paywill probably sue.”…

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IT IS hard to fault Massmart CEO Guy Hayward’s comment that exclusivity provisions in shopping mall lease contracts are “intuitively anticompetitive”, other than for being guilty of understatement. In fact,…

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eNCA has published an article online which highlights that Massmart has been engaged in litigation involving access to retail space in shopping malls. The piece mentions that where those property…

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WHILE low-end consumers living in dense residential areas were not buying or building new houses, they were either renovating them or fixing them, Llewellyn Walters, the managing director of Massmart’s…

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As long as Walmart-backed Massmart continued to focus on the product range of its existing chains — Makro and Game — without changing much, it seemed for the most part…

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A partnership between retailer Massmart and the city of Johannesburg seeks to help small enterprises to be marketable and able to export their products. The trade and investment promotion director…

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Spending a week recently in the US city of Bentonville, Arkansas, to attend Walmart’s shareholders’ meetings, underscored why the company’s investment in South Africa three years ago when it bought…

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Lethabo Milling is a new player in the maize meal industry, but its aiming high. Even though it seems Xolani Ndzaba, the CEO of Lethabo Milling, struck gold when he…

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Massmart has taken a unique approach to the scarce skills challenge — by establishing its own virtual corporate university. Pearl Maphoshe, Group Human Capital Executive at Massmart, says in its…

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AT ITS annual general meeting on Friday Massmart highlighted the plight of consumers as debt, mounting costs and unemployment continue to curb spending in South Africa. The retailer, which has…

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The R4-million Ikusasa Green manufacturing plant, was officially opened in Stutterheim, Eastern Cape, in April by Eastern Cape Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Mcebisi Jonas. The project was…

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MASSMART is taking on Shoprite elsewhere in Africa in food retailing, launching a pilot project in Nigeria and planning at least 10 such stores in the next two years in…

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