Shoprite & Checkers stores invite charities to apply for festive season fundraising opportunity

By: Ujuh Reporter Shoprite and Checkers stores are calling on registered charities to apply for its annual festive season fundraising opportunities where local charities do gift wrapping for customers at the stores in exchange for a small donation by the customers. This tradition has seen hundreds of qualifying charities man the in-store gift wrapping stations … Read moreShoprite & Checkers stores invite charities to apply for festive season fundraising opportunity

Kwa-Thema, Springs, gets a new R205 million shopping center: Promises jobs and development

By: SATopShops A new R205 million shopping center; anchored by Shoprite, Builders, Pep and Rage; is about to open its trading doors after experiencing long delays in its development phase in Springs, on the eastern edges of the Kwa-Thema township. The Junction@Kwa-Thema promises to anchor a new suburban feel and to jump-start economic activity and … Read moreKwa-Thema, Springs, gets a new R205 million shopping center: Promises jobs and development

Woolworths has launched a new mobile-phone app: What does it do?

By: SATopShops South African retailing giant Woolworths has launched a mobile-phone based application that empowers customers to do a whole lot more with their mobile-phones in the way of informed shopping.  Customers can amongst other things use their mobile phones to scan any Woolworths product, in the shop or in the fridge at home, to … Read moreWoolworths has launched a new mobile-phone app: What does it do?

French sporting goods giant, Decathlon, is recruiting for expansion in South Africa

SATopShops Decathlon, the French sporting goods giant with more than 1400 stores in 45 countries, is recruiting workforce in South Africa as it prepares for a launch in Centurion at the Lifestyle Shopping Centre. And this may just be the beginning. Decathlon has installed a shipping container outside the Lifestyle Shopping Centre bearing its colours … Read moreFrench sporting goods giant, Decathlon, is recruiting for expansion in South Africa

Shoprite’s challenge to the limping Woolworths: The Checkers’ move upwards

SATopShops Shoprite, Africa’s largest retailer with turnover of about R140 billion and largely focused on low to middle income markets, seems to be mounting a new challenge for the upper middle to higher income markets in South Africa, using the Checkers brand. This can be seen as a direct challenge to Woolworths which rules the … Read moreShoprite’s challenge to the limping Woolworths: The Checkers’ move upwards

Shoprite goes to Kenya whilst volatility hits its bottom

By: SATopShops Africa’s largest retailing group Shoprite is pressing ahead with its continental expansion, with Kenya being its latest target despite encountering tough trading conditions due to economic/currency volatility across different markets over the past few years. On reporting 3.1% growth in turnover to R145.3 billion (About $10 billion) in the 12 months to July … Read moreShoprite goes to Kenya whilst volatility hits its bottom

Shoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

SATopShops Africa’s biggest retailing group, Shoprite,  claims that it is “making sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat, even if they have just R5 in their pockets.” In a statement released recently Shoprite says it has more than 1 000 products available in its stores priced at R5 or less, and over 13 000 of its … Read moreShoprite claims to serve the poor with meal-like items under R5

And the security guards gave me a guided tour of the Hyde Park Corner

By: Vula Mthimkhulu All eyes seem to be on me as I wade through one luxury shop after the other to live a Jason Bourne like feeling. From Pallazo Pitti, to Bon Ami, Burberry, Superdry, Timberland, Tiger of Sweden, Paul Smith, and then Mont Blanc, they come after me. I lose them by venturing into … Read moreAnd the security guards gave me a guided tour of the Hyde Park Corner

Woolworths withdraws its ‘frozen Indian roti’: A case of mislabeling a roti as a parathas

SATopShops Woolworths is set to withdraw from its shelves the ‘frozen Indian rotis’ which were mislabeled as parathas, unleavened Indian flatbreads. This is after Woolworths was found guilty of mislabeling by the Advertising Standards Association of South Africa (ASA). A complaint lodged by a consumer named, Mervy Dasen, led the ASA to investigate. Dasen charged that Woolworths was … Read moreWoolworths withdraws its ‘frozen Indian roti’: A case of mislabeling a roti as a parathas

A Domino’s Pizza outlet shuts down as pizza market battle tightens in South Africa

SATopShops A Domino’s Pizza outlet has shut down at the Checkers’ anchored mini shopping center in the Brooklands neighborhood of Centurion in what may be reflecting challenges for the American pizza brand which came to South Africa about four years ago. Commandeered by JSE listed group, Taste Holdings, Domino’s Pizza made an elegant entrance into the … Read moreA Domino’s Pizza outlet shuts down as pizza market battle tightens in South Africa