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South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has released a trading update for the 23-week period ending 7 June. In it the retailer underlined the challenging market conditions it has operated in and which continue to affect its performance.

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South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has provided an update on its trading and discussed its current initiatives as it looks to conserve cash given the prolonged lockdown caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sales fall 11.9% due to lockdown in South Africa Massmart reported that total sales for the 19 weeks ended 10 May fell 11.9% versus the same period in 2019. It said tota...
SPAR South Africa has released a trading update and trading statement providing mixed news from the company. While it reported strong revenue growth, the company said its basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share were set to fall. Positive revenue growth seen across all geographies… SPAR South Africa said it had enjoyed revenue growth of 10.1% in the six-month period to the e...
Jumia, the Africa-based pure play ecommerce retailer, generated gross merchandise value (GMV) sales of €189.6m in its first quarter, 11.3% down on the same period in 2019. The fall in GMV came despite a 51% rise in the number of annual active consumers and a 27.7% increase in the number of orders made on its sites. Focus on profitability hindered GMV growth… Jumia noted its decision to reba...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how people live their lives. Health and wellbeing is playing more of a central role than ever before as people prioritise staying safe and well. In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. We showcase examples from around the world where things are changing as a result of the pandemic and consider what trends we saw before COVID-19.
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