The SPAR group acts as a wholesaler and distributor of goods and services to SPAR supermarkets, Build it building materials outlets, and TOPS at SPAR liquor stores.... [more info]

Bankers staying home as SA slowly grinds back to work

24 May 2020 /  Vernon Wessels, Roxanne Henderson and Janice Kew, Bloomberg   5
'The psychological toll on people has been significant' - Investec CEO Fani Titi.

Repo rate cut, Spar’s results and Investec’s new structured product

22 May 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Nesan Nair of Sasfin Securities looks at bank and property stocks bucking the trend; Spar CEO Graham O'Connor discusses possible food inflation and Investec's Andri Joubert unpacks a new structured product offering capital protection.

Tops at Spar not trading shaved 10% off turnover

21 May 2020 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Spar CEO on the impact of lockdown, reopening preparation and a surprise interim dividend: Graham O Connor – CEO, Spar.

Spar reports losses in half-year earnings

21 May 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   2
For the period ended March 31.

Liquor sales raise Spar’s profit nearly 10%

13 Nov 2019 /  Moneyweb  
Graham O’Connor – CEO, Spar Group

Spar posts profit rise despite consumer pessimism

13 Nov 2019 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters   1
CEO says South African economy starting to improve.

South Africans are paying more to drink

15 Oct 2019 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   8
Retailer revenue growth is soaring, while sales volumes remain steady.

Spar numbers up, bolstered by Tops, building materials section

15 May 2019 /  Moneyweb  
It hiked its half-year operating profit by 5.1% to R1.4-billion.

Financial counters the main drag on local tickers

15 May 2019 /  Moneyweb  
While financials were down 0.72%, gold counters bucked the trend.

Five things making headlines in South Africa today

14 Nov 2018 /  Moneyweb  
It's goodbye from Gigaba, Spar results, retail sales figures, MTN to apply for mobile money service in Nigeria, VBS Bank to be wound up.

Spar Group out with pedestrian FY revenue growth

15 Nov 2017 /  Warren Thompson  
‘We are very positive about our entry into the Sri Lankan market,’ says CEO Graham O’Connor

JSE directors on a buying spree

15 Mar 2017 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
Exceeds sellers by a factor of three, suggesting growing confidence in key areas of the market.

Spar Group sees Q4 sales up nearly 17%

7 Feb 2017 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Liquor sales growth in SA exceeded 11.3%.

Pick n Pay loses exclusivity bid

28 Nov 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka   
Concourt denies Pick n Pay an interdict to stop Game from selling fresh food at Capegate.

SA retail is in trouble

23 Nov 2016 /  Keith McLachlan   11
Retailers have been growing their own debt-levels and gearing's been exploding, while ROE has been falling.

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