Archive for January, 2013

Lewis Group posts lukewarm results

Lewis Group posts lukewarm results

January 31, 2013 |

In a trading update the Lewis Group who sells furniture and appliances posted lukewarm results of a 5.6% increase in revenue, and a 2.7% rise in merchandise sales for the quarter. Ernest and Young have indicated that growth in retail sales volumes is likely to moderate further during the first half of 2013 as both […]

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10 Common Mistakes Retail Salespeople Make

10 Common Mistakes Retail Salespeople Make

January 24, 2013 |

1. Failing to build a rapport with the customer. From a simple greeting to a little chat about niceties, non-sales directed small talk go a long way in developing an easier and more open mood in the customers; 2. Failing to establish customer’s requirements; 3. Focusing on their own agenda instead of the customer’s; 4. […]

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Ellies Sending Out Strong Signals

Ellies Sending Out Strong Signals

January 23, 2013 |

Ellies manufacturer, distributor and retailer has sent out strong signals by delivering a strong set of results. Revenue is up by 56% and profit after tax is up by 106% as stated in its published interim results yesterday. Ellies has already rolled out 51 “green shops within a shop” outlets and is now looking for […]

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Food Retailer, The Spur Corporation Making a Meal Out Of It

Food Retailer, The Spur Corporation Making a Meal Out Of It

January 23, 2013 |

Spur Corporation, the restaurant franchise group whose brands include Spur, Panarottis and John Dory’s reported yesterday that sales across its portfolio had increased by 17.5% in the six months to December, with Panarottis being the tastiest of them all having grown their sales by 33.2%.

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Well Done Shoprite!

Well Done Shoprite!

January 14, 2013 |

Shoprite grew turnover by 13,8% to R46,7 billion for the six months ending December 2012 and growth on a like-for-like basis was 6,9%. In an operating update it was stated that sales increased by 11,5%, and by 6,2% on a like-for-like basis. For the month of December 2012 sales were 10,8% higher than for the […]

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Vacancies

Vacancies

January 9, 2013 |

Our client who is a blue chip and leading fashion retailer in South Africa, is looking for a Branch Manager and Assistant Manager for one of their flagship stores based in Menlyn, Pretoria, Gauteng. Previous Fashion Retail would be preferable: Salary: Negotiable Benefits: Medical Aid, Pension Fund and yearly performance incentives. Study loans and bursaries are […]

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