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Independent consumer website Retail Price Watch conducted a survey of prices across South Africa’s seven biggest chains, looking at prices in four different categories. The chains were Cambridge Foods, Checkers,…

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Runner-up: Energy Efficiency And Carbon Management Award Makro Carnival is the runner up in Energy Efficiency And Carbon Management Award category at the Mail & Guardian’s Greening The Future Awards.…

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Legendary South African photojournalist, Peter Magubane, has documented some of the country’s most significant events. From the women’s march to Pretoria in 1956 and the tragic events that unfolded in…

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Retail company Massmart recently installed a 572 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of its soon-to-be-launched Makro Carnival store, in Brakpan, Gauteng. The store, which would officially be…

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E-waste poses a serious threat to human and environmental health. And according to a study by Greenpeace there is an ever-growing amount of TVs, computers and other electronic equipment being…

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Water and sanitation department thanks Operation Hydrate donors The water and sanitation department has welcomed efforts by the Gift of the Givers Foundation to alleviate the effects of drought in…

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Good sales growth despite challenging economic conditions. Massmart today announced its full-year results for the 52 weeks to December 2015, reporting a total sales increase of 8.4%, while comparable sales…

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Stokvels have existed since the early 19th century and are still an integral part of South Africa’s economy. According to Stokvel Voice magazine there are more than 800,000 registered stokvels in the country…

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PIETERMARITZBURGS Belgotex Floors was yesterday awarded top honours at the 2015 Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards. Now in its second year, the awards honour Massmart’s local suppliers for their commitment and…

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South Africa needs mavericks that embrace innovative entrepreneurship like Xolani Ndzaba to take charge in redressing the post-Apartheid lingering economic imbalances. Ndzaba is the founder and managing director of Lethabo…

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SA lifestyle technology store DionWired is relaunching to better meet the changing needs of increasingly tech-empowered shoppers. The relaunch promises a more versatile shopping experience by offering shoppers a wide…

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Builders Warehouse and Makro continue to perform well; Roll-out of food in Game has positive effect on general merchandise, Effective margin management and robust expense control keeps expense growth below…

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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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