Cape Town to get first Dunkin’ Donuts outlet

The consumption boom has tapered off as increasing living costs and poor employment prospects damp confidence, but this has done little to deter consumers from rewarding themselves with small treats. If the snaking queues at rival Krispy Kreme's local store are anything to go by, Dunkin' Donuts will also appeal to South Africans looking for... Continue Reading →

South Africa’s 5 biggest retailers vs the world

A new report from Deloitte ranks the world’s 250 biggest retail groups, with five South African retailers making the grade. According to the report, South African retailers have been largely hit by a slowdown in China’s economy, as well as slower growth evident in many emerging markets. The MEA region had eight retailers represented (including... Continue Reading →

Tesco to close ‘food-to-go’ stores

Tesco will close the two “Food-to-Go” stores in London, after a failed attempt to rival the likes of Pret and Itsu, on 4 March. The supermarket chain opened the first store towards the end of 2014, following up with a second, smaller version in March last year. The concept stores were originally launched with tourists... Continue Reading →

Danube opens flagship store in Dubai

Danube Home, the one-stop retail destination for complete home solutions, has opened its first bespoke store in Dubai, UAE, on Sheikh Zayed Road. The grand opening ceremony on January 16 was attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development of the UAE; Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty; and Rizwan... Continue Reading →

Sainsbury’s comes out on top at Christmas

Sainsbury's has once again been crowned the best performer of the traditional supermarkets, with its premium Taste The Difference brand posting the largest ever Christmas sales, and straightforward price cuts rather than multi-buy deals attracting an additional 114,000 shoppers, leading to a 0.8% sales increase on last year. Figures released by Kantar Worldpanel have shown... Continue Reading →

Foschini Group wears the season well

Shares in SA's biggest retailers have tracked downwards in the past few months on expectations that weak economic growth and a rising interest rate cycle would curb consumer spending. The group's last price peak was R201.78 in April. The group owns brands including Foschini, Markham, Totalsports, @Home and American Swiss. Last January, it bought an... Continue Reading →

Rooftop park coming to Dubai Canal

More than 900 hotel rooms and 5,000 residential units to be built on the two banks of canal Dubai: During his inspection of the Dubai Canal project on Saturday, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was briefed by Saeed Humaid Al Tayer,... Continue Reading →

Asda warns of more retail turmoil

The boss of Asda has warned that Britain’s struggling supermarkets will face further challenges in 2016 as it fires the first salvo of the year in the industry’s savage price wars. Andy Clarke has said he is pumping a further £500m into slashing prices at the grocer as it faces another brutal year of intense... Continue Reading →

Ireland Retail Sales Rise In November

DUBLIN (Alliance News) - Ireland's retail sales increased in November after falling in the ... Alliance News6 January, 2016 | 11:18AM Email Form   DUBLIN (Alliance News) - Ireland's retail sales increased in November after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. Retail sales volume rose a seasonally... Continue Reading →

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