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

Woolworths is hurting as a result of Australian troubles

  SATopShops Is South African retailing giant, Woolworths, becoming another victim of an overzealous, if misguided, offshore acquisitive expansion. That question becomes even more relevant with the latest Woolworths’ trading update reflecting about 150% collapse in earnings. The collapse is largely explained by challenges in David Jones, an Australian operation acquired by Woolworths three years … Read moreWoolworths is hurting as a result of Australian troubles

A story of two Cubas: Bar/Lounges battle it out in a tough Johannesburg market

SATopShops A story of two Cubas is unfolding in Midrand, a suburban settlement between Johannesburg and Pretoria, to add spice into an already tight shopping centres fight. But it could also be seen as part of the unfolding fabulous story of a ‘trillion dollar’ corridor that’s connecting the two cities. A Cubana bar/lounge has just … Read moreA story of two Cubas: Bar/Lounges battle it out in a tough Johannesburg market

Blue Valley Convenience Centre opens trading doors in the Midrand/Centurion

Ujuh Reporter A new mini shopping centre anchored by Spar has popped up on the backside of the luxurious Blue Valley Golf Estate on the border of Midrand and Centurion to further tighten up the shopping centre market. The Blue Valley Convenience Centre is located on the western edges of the luxurious residential estate and … Read moreBlue Valley Convenience Centre opens trading doors in the Midrand/Centurion

Shoprite’s 2018 youth training programme: How it works

SATopShops The Shoprite Group has launched the 2018 edition of its student training programme titled Retail Readiness and designed to help young people penetrate the retail sector as skilled employees and entrepreneurs. The programme is targeted at youths, aged 18-29 years, and offers them 8-week training programme. Participants receive an NQF-level 3 qualification. Shopririte says … Read moreShoprite’s 2018 youth training programme: How it works