Woolworths to open 18 new Country Road, Trenery stores

Woolworths to open 18 new Country Road, Trenery stores Woolworths CEO Ian Moir. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL WOOLWORTHS will open 18 new Country Road and Trenery stores in South Africa over the next three years, the retailer said on Thursday. The Cape Town-based group has ramped up its fashion credibility through supply-chain changes as entrants such... Continue Reading →

Swedish retailer H&M poised for South African entry

JOINING a slew of foreign retailers hoping to tap into Africa’s mushrooming middle class, Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion seller H&M will open its first store in South Africa in 2015, the company said on Thursday. Companies including Walmart‚ Inditex’s Zara and Arcadia Group’s Topshop have already made a play for Africa‚ through South Africa. The continent‚... Continue Reading →

Spar to open Angola store

Spar to open Angola store Johannesburg - Spar Group Ltd., a South African food and liquor retailer, is working with an Angolan partner to open a store in the country’s capital, Luanda, in the next six months, Finance Director Mark Godfrey said. “Spar will provide products and logistics support,” Godfrey said in an interview last... Continue Reading →

Nordstrom rolling out more Topshop, Topman departments; national ad campaign in works

Seattle -- Nordstrom is expanding its partnership with Britain’s fashion-forward women’s apparel brand, Topshop, as well its men’s unit, Topman. Beginning in September, Nordstrom will add 28 Topshop departments and eight Topman departments in stores across the country. As part of the expansion, Nordstrom and Topshop will partner on a national campaign. The expansion will... Continue Reading →

Brown Thomas warns of job losses

ONE of the country's most prestigious department stores has warned that jobs may be put at risk after it was hit with a 47pc hike in its annual commercial rates bill. Brown Thomas expects to pay €1.14m to Dublin City Council next year, a €400,000 increase on 2013, under a new system of calculating rates... Continue Reading →

Mall of Zimbabwe space take-up increases 75%

Take-up of retail space at Mall of Zimbabwe Millennium Park in the plush Borrowdale suburb of Harare has exceeded expectations reaching 75 percent, despite delays in the project construction. Image gallery Take-up of retail space at Mall of Zimbabwe Millennium Park in the plush Borrowdale suburb of Harare has exceeded expectations reaching 75 percent, despite... Continue Reading →

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