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The Empty Shop is filled with promise

empty-shop---thumbDonated clothes are the centre of The Empty Shop in Sandton City, Johannesburg. They are on display and then sold, with proceeds going towards the Tomorrow Trust. What is not sold at the pop-up shop is taken to a charity shop. Again, the proceeds are for the educational group.

Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to retailers

Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to retailers

Tapping into Africa's fast growing consumer market, African-focused trading firm CFAO Group has signed up five French retail brands that will open shops in its malls across the continent.
South Africa showcases wine in Nigeria

Walmart boost for SA wine exports

Retailer Massmart is to use the international reach of US parent company Walmart to increase export opportunities for emerging South African wine makers under its Developing Wine Brand programme, the company said on Friday.

Spar women give back to the community

Spar Eastern Cape's female employees used their annual internal ladies' day to give back to the community by spending the day at two underprivileged crèches in Nelson Mandela Bay last week.

Game invests millions in rural schools

For a decade now, retail chain store Game has invested millions in helping provide basic resources to teachers in rural schools through its Tools 2 Teach project.

Zara to open second South African store

Zara to open second South African store

Just three months after opening its first South African store in Sandton, Spain's Inditex Group, which is Europe's largest fashion retailer, has announced plans to open a second Zara store at the Gateway Shopping Centre outside Durban in March.
South Africa eyes cleaner fuels by 2013

Fuel prices pushed by weaker rand

The prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin will all go up by between 30 and 40 cents per litre on Wednesday, with a drop in crude oil prices being negated by a deteriorating rand/ dollar exchange rate.

Walmart ‘raises no competition concerns’

Walmart's acquisition of a majority stake in local retailer Massmart raised no competition concerns, while the public interest issues raised were sufficiently addressed by the conditions imposed on the US retailer, says South Africa's Competition Tribunal.
FibreCo eyes SA broadband shake-up

South Africans buying more online

The total spent on online retail goods in South Africa grew by 30% in 2010, passing the R2-billion mark for the first time, and online retailers remain bullish about growth prospects for the current year, a new study finds.
Economy faces challenges: IMF

Woolies tackles skills development

Woolworths has tackled the skills shortage in South Africa's retail industry by launching a 12- to 18-month career development programme for current employees as well as unemployed and underemployed previously disadvantaged graduates - most of whom will be employed by the company afterwards.

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