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

Liquor Entrance takes on Pick n’ Pay in Blue Hills Shopping Centre

By: SATopShops The Blue Hills Shopping Centre in Midrand hosts an intriguing competition between Pick n’ Pay Liquor and what looks like a boutique bottle-store titled Liquor Entrance, a sister shop to Liquor Butchery which also stands to challenge the Ackermans’ operation in the same centre. It’s a strange standoff for such a small shopping … Read moreLiquor Entrance takes on Pick n’ Pay in Blue Hills Shopping Centre

SATopShops offers a comprehensive list of month-end deal

SATopShops New online consumer affairs platform, SATopShops, is now collecting top deals and catalogues of the month-end period and organising them in a user friendly way in order to save consumers some money and time. The top month-end deals and catalogues are plugged into the site and also sent out to consumers via a newsletter … Read moreSATopShops offers a comprehensive list of month-end deal

Being ‘woke’ at Fridays’ in Blue Hills: But the food can be better

Vula Mthimkhulu I get the sense that Fridays, a lounging restaurant type of an establishment in Blue Hills Shopping Center, Midrand, can be huge. It’s the music, low volumed deep house, in the background of a Katzys wannabe ambience, which gives me the ideas. And off-course, there’s the curious name of the place, Fridays. But I’m … Read moreBeing ‘woke’ at Fridays’ in Blue Hills: But the food can be better

South Africa’s retailing giant, TFG, sees growth from overseas ventures

SATopShops Retailing group TFG, the owner of popular South African stores like Foschini, Markham, @home, sportscene, DueSouth, RJ and Fabiani, seems to be having great fun in its new overseas ventures, in the UK and Australia. Its retail turnover jumped 21.4% to rest  at R28.5 billion during the financial year ended March and profits were … Read moreSouth Africa’s retailing giant, TFG, sees growth from overseas ventures

Struggling Worldwear shopping center goes for new image

SATopShops The struggling Worldwear shopping centre in Fairlands, off Bayers Naude in the north-western suburbs of Johannesburg, is set for a major revamp that will bring in Checkers to replace the departed Pick n Pay alongside a Go Health Club branch. They are now calling it Fairland Walk with a pay off line: Food Fashion … Read moreStruggling Worldwear shopping center goes for new image