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Walmart is targeting zero emissions across its global operations by 2040. The retailer also plans to manage or restore at least 50m acres of land and 1m square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature.

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As Shoprite confirms its full year results and its exit from Kenya, SPAR South Africa evolves its management team and Massmart adapts its range, we round up news from the country. Shoprite enjoys growth at home… As it confirmed its full year results, Shoprite reported its sales rose 6.4% to ZAR156.9 bn (US$9.3 bn), with its trading profit increasing by 10.4% to ZAR8.3 bn (US$494.6m). It sai...
South Africa-based, Walmart-owned Massmart has released a sales update and trading statement for the 26 weeks ending 28 June, which highlights the impact of COVID-19 on its performance and its expected loss for the period. Total sales fell 9.7% in H1 2020… Massmart said while it had enjoyed an uptick in sales in June, with total sales rising 0.8% versus the same month in 2019, this was not ...
South Africa-based Shoprite saw sales in the 52 weeks to 28 June 2020 rise 6.4% to ZAR156.9 bn (US$8.9 bn), with like-for-like sales up 4.4%. The retailer’s performance was driven by its home market, where sales were up by 8.7%, aided by a strong second half of the financial year. The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on its results was underlined by Shoprite reporting that basket sizes grew 18.4%...

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23/07/2020
Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, we investigate whether there has been an acceleration or pulled back from their sustainability initiatives during and as a result of the pandemic.
18/06/2020
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities as it aims to become the world's leading omnichannel retailer and build out an ecosystem that is broader than its physical and digital stores.
16/03/2020
This guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.
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This in-depth guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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