JSE-listed Massmart, which owns Makro, Builders and other well-known retail brands, said on Wednesday that it has entered discussions to buy a controlling stake in e-commerce specialist OneCart.
Panic buying across neighbourhoods in Gauteng has seen popular grocery delivery services such as Checkers Sixty60 and Bottles by Pick n Pay buckle under the load.
South African retail giant Pick n Pay said on Tuesday that it is acquiring on-demand online grocery service Bottles.
Not all businesses are suffering during the lockdown. When Enrico Ferigolli and Vincent Viviers, the founders of alcohol delivery app Bottles, learnt that government was banning liquor sales, it came as a shock.
In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, supermarket giant Pick n Pay is upping the ante in South Africa’s online retail game by launching a same-day grocery delivery service in partnership with Bottles.