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Spar reports growth of 3.3% as global retail sales reach €41.2 billion
SPAR, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has seen annual retail sales break the €40 billion mark for the first time, today reporting global sales revenue of €41.2 billion for the year ending December 31st, 2021. The figures represent a 3.3% year-on-year increase in global sales revenue at constant currency values.
Informal Retail in Africa: Could Technology be the Key Enabler?
Since the turn of the century and consistently for nearly a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic ravished global markets, Africa was home to the fastest growing economies. The shoots of positive growth it demonstrated afforded it the title of the “last frontier” for businesses seeking growth opportunities in an otherwise flattening global growth context.
Consumers need a good reason to shop this Black Friday
Last year’s Black Friday retail sales massively underperformed for many reasons, according to Marino Sigalas, Account Director at The MediaShop. He says that some consumers were not comfortable with the thought of being shoulder to shoulder with other shoppers during a pandemic.
SA wipe manufacturer Sani-touch is ahead of the game
In the UK a government minister is calling for a new law to ban wet wipes that contain plastic. Labour minister Fleur Anderson argues that around 90% of the 11 billion wet wipes used in the UK per year contain some form of plastic that turns into microplastics when broken down causing environmental damage and polluting marine environments.
Black Friday isn’t charity. Here’s how retailers want to trick you into spending more than you should, buying things you shouldn’t
Black Friday, which falls on 26 November this year, may feel like an annual treat for shoppers, especially after a tough period as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, but it has little to do with altruism.
Engen helps people with disabilities get behind the wheel
Engen has partnered with the Disability Economic Empowerment Trust (DEET) to launch a training programme for people with disabilities that will assist them with all the requirements and skills required to pass their driver’s license and enter the job market.
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