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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.

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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%...
Pick n Pay and Shoprite have announced they have agreed to drop exclusivity clauses in shopping mall leases with immediate effect. The retailers were suggested to be using the clauses to limit opportunities for small and speciality retailers. They have both have said they will also roll back the effects of the clauses on other businesses over time. Announcement follows 2019 Grocery Retail Mark...
Governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraging retailers to increase the number of sustainability schemes they implement. Single-use plastic reduction has been a common environmental initiative and many retailers have implemented schemes that aim to reduce, recycle or reuse single-use plastic whenever possible. What is the South Africa plastic pact? The Worldwide F...

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