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Oct 3, 2023

Woolworths bosses score massive R255 million payday

Woolworths released its annual remuneration report for 2023 – revealing how much the retailer’s top execs earned over the last financial year.

Sep 7, 2023

Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman has died

Retail legend Raymond Ackerman (92) has died, Pick n Pay, the retail group he founded, announced on Thursday morning. 

Sep 7, 2023

Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman has died

Retail legend Raymond Ackerman (92) has died, Pick n Pay, the retail group he founded, announced on Thursday morning. 

Oct 3, 2022

Dis-Chem's baby range is booming – and that's got some retailers rattled

Major South African pharmacy retailer Dis-Chem is charging into the baby market, acquiring two big brands in almost as many years, drawing concerns from competitors around its increasing purchasing power with both local and international suppliers.

Oct 3, 2022

Taking on Takealot – Shoprite, Woolworths, and Massmart

South Africa’s top brick-and-mortar retailers, including Shoprite, Woolworths, and Massmart, are improving their eCommerce capabilities to become bigger online shopping players.

Mar 23, 2021

How much sugar is packed into South Africa’s favourite cereals

South Africa has a multitude of brightly coloured cereal boxes stacked on the shelves of major retailers, adorned with mascots and advertising “fun” flavours for kids – but shoppers have been warned to be mindful of the sugar content in each offering

Mar 17, 2021

The Shoprite Group is now offering bursaries for the 2022 academic year in accounting and IT - here’s how to apply

Applications for the Shoprite Group’s bursary programme are now open for the 2022 academic year. The bursaries offer students in the fields of accounting and information technology an unparalleled opportunity to further their studies - and then go on to work for Africa’s largest retailer.

Mar 10, 2021

A message to South Africans on my 90th birthday - Raymond Ackerman

To be turning 90 seems unreal. It’s a very long time, and if I think back on the many ups and downs, the difficulties we’ve been through as a nation, it’s quite amazing to be writing this at all.

Mar 9, 2021

Could Retailers be given a shot @thevaccinerollout ?

As the world enters a new COVID phase we are now getting to grips with the practicalities. We have worked out pretty much where our healthcare capacity problems lie and how to protect those.