South Africa’s Shoprite Holdings said sales of beauty products, such as hair colouring kits and conditioners, have soared at its supermarkets as consumers turn to do-it-yourself treatments while salons remain shut.
South Africa’s Pick n Pay Stores Ltd said on Tuesday the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit its margins and profitability this year as lockdown measures prohibit the sale of some items including liquor, tobacco and clothing.
As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Africa continues to rise, store shelves are running empty as scores of people rush to buy supplies in bulk.
Retailer Pick ‘n Pay say its half-year profits before tax grew by 19.1%. It announced a profit of more than 670 billion rand before tax.
Environmentalists have warned that the number of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fish by 2050, if nothing is done to end plastic pollution. They say the world consumes as much as a trillion plastic bags every year. Saturday marks “International Plastic Bag Free Day”. A public awareness campaign was held at Cape Town’s V&A […]