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Massmart Media Releases

Acquisition expands Massmart’s ability to serve customers more effectively
Driven by increased gross margin, decreased expenses and strong Builders Home Improvement, Makro Liquor and Makro General Merchandise Sales
Acquisition in line with Massmart’s intent to accelerate eCommerce growth
Sale will enable greater focus on high-returning trading assets
Massmart and the Economic Development Department are proud to announce that the Massmart group has procured R1 billion worth of products from small local manufacturers on the Supplier Development Programme.
Massmart is proud to announce that Glenart, a local Christmas cracker manufacturing company and partner on the Massmart Supplier Development Programme, is the first local supplier to be listed with Walmart US on a new export programme.
Rhodes Food Group is the second local supplier on Massmart’s new export programme to get listed with Walmart US.
Massmart has announced the assignment of (Theodore) Sylvester John, the Walmart North America Vice President for Last Mile Delivery to lead the Massmart e-commerce team. John, who will report into Chief Operations Officer, Richard Inskip has extensive senior level retail experience in the US and Africa, having worked in a wide range of business development activities including merchandising and operations.
Behind every product we see on a store shelf there is a team of retail workers who got it there. From buyers, warehouse workers and drivers, to the merchandisers, packers, cashiers, and other crucial store operations staff. Retail workers play a key role in ensuring that we are able to access the products we need and want. The role they play is especially important during a pandemic such as COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its unique challenges have provided an unprecedented opportunity for compassionate brands to demonstrate that they truly care about their employees.
Massmart Board and Executive Committee will personally contribute 230 tons of food to FoodForward SA over next 3 months.