Massmart plans to close the 23-store DionWired chain of hi-tech appliance shops as well as 11 Masscash wholesale outlets, a spokesman said by phone on Monday.
Retail group Massmart Group, whose assets include Makro, Game and DionWired, warned on Monday that it’s likely to close a range of stores affecting the jobs of nearly 1 500 employees.
Massmart will have to take a long, hard look at its embattled Massdiscounters division to turn the group’s fortunes around, and this should include a rationalisation of its Game and DionWired stores.
An exodus of CEOs during the economic downturn is becoming alarming, particularly as there are apparently so few ready replacements.
Click-and-collect e-commerce, such as the locker system that Makro will introduce this year, is set to boom, according to a new report by Deloitte. The firm says in its TMT Predictions 2015 report, released last week, that strong growth is expected in Europe
Makro announced last week that it had entered into a partnership with Sasol to build e-commerce “lockers” on the fuel retailer’s forecourts. The lockers are not a new idea, having been pioneered in the US, UK and elsewhere by retailers such as Amazon and the Walmart-owned Asda, but it is
Investment in information technology will be a key focus area for US retailing giant Wal-Mart if it proceeds with its nonbinding offer to buy SA retail group Massmart in a R30bn deal. Massmart, which owns Makro and other discount stores, told shareholders on Monday morning that Wal-Mart Stores had made a preliminary, nonbinding proposal, which could lead to the world’s largest retailer acquiring the JSE-listed group for R148/share.