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Retailers lose their bid to delay Massmart complaint

2 Sep 2016 /  Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Reuters  
Massmart's 2014 complaint said its grocery sector expansion was hampered by lease arrangements restricting malls from renting to rival food retailers.

Checkers wins in the supermarket battle of the freebies

29 Jul 2016 /  Hilton Tarrant    5
‘Little Shop’ promotion sums up the group’s shrewdness, perfectly.

The JSE’s most popular mid-cap stocks

15 Jun 2016 /  Patrick Cairns  
The smaller shares fund managers love.

Retail shares: Looking increasingly frothy

10 Jun 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka    1
Investors support SA’s retail shares despite the consumer and economy malaise.

Spar also sees more weakness in SA’s retail market

19 May 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka   
But its Ireland and Switzerland operations are likely to buffer against SA’s retail slump.

Rand regains ground after slipping on slowing CPI, stocks up

18 May 2016 /  Mfuneko Toyana and Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Weaker rand benefits rand-hedge stock.

Spar: H1 profit up 5.3%; dividend 255c/share

18 May 2016 /  Siki Mgabadeli  
‘We are very excited about what transpired in Ireland and England’ – Graham O’Connor, CEO – Spar.

SABMiller out with annual results today

18 May 2016 /  Siki Mgabadeli  
Chris Gilmour on the weak rand, gold shares, Spar, food inflation, SABMiller and rate hikes.

Spar H1 profit rises 5% as sales improve

18 May 2016 /  Thembisile Augustine Dzonzi and Liezel Hill, Bloomberg  
Interim dividend of 255 cents per share.

CompCom probe into SA’s grocery retail sector still on-going

18 May 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka  
The inquiry’s recommendations are expected to be concluded in May 2017.

Spar agrees to buy majority of Swiss company to boost growth

9 Mar 2016 /  John Bowker, Bloomberg  
The Durban-based company will buy 60% of Spar Switzerland for $45m.

Food retailers become aggressive to keep tills ringing

11 Feb 2016 /  Ray Mahlaka    1
Counters focusing on competitive pricing, promotions and efficient use of store space could emerge as front runners.

‘Don’t ignore emerging markets as a consumer group’ – David Shapiro

27 Jan 2016 /  Siki Mgabadeli  
On the LME there were big gains in metals like aluminium, zinc and copper.

Spar is a sell

12 Nov 2015 /  Judy Gilmour   2
Contrarian view from the University of Johannesburg wins CFA research challenge.

Spar looks to Europe for growth: Graham O ‘Connor – CEO, Spar

11 Nov 2015 /  Hanna Barry  
FY results. ‘We've got good store growth in the current year…better than our competitors.’

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