US government sues Walmart for alleged role in driving opioid crisis

The company already faces more than 2,000 suits for allegedly turning a blind eye to suspicious prescribing of painkillers

Woolworths improves its Australian debt with building sale

Woolworths, owner of Australian clothing chain David Jones, has sold its flagship Sydney store for a maximum of R5.6bn

Tesla takes a dip on first day of trading on S&P 500

Electric vehicle pioneer’s shares fall 6.3% in premarket trading

Dis-Chem enters health insurance arena, buying a stake in Kaelo

SA’s second-largest pharmacy also takes stakes in two software firms to expand its business

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Pepkor comes through for its indebted executives

The retailer has met obligations of more than half a billion rand for executives that borrowed money to buy shares in Steinhoff

Dis-Chem to quench online shopping thirst

The listed pharmaceutical chain is partnering with Quench to facilitate online sales

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How the Covid-19 pandemic has revolutionised retail

Retail in SA and beyond is finding its feet in a new online landscape

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Swift announces a new strategy for instant, frictionless payments and securities processing

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Food retailers score from the lockdown, report shows

Competition Commission expresses concern over inflation of meat prices across the board

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Medical aid regulator orders withdrawal of low-cost GP vouchers

Coupons were meant to give people who do not belong to medical schemes access to private doctors

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Covid-19 shortages bed down in mattress sector

Pandemic has disrupted domestic and global supply chains of foam and other materials

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Nutritional Holdings gets cannabis kick

The group’s profit quadrupled in its half year to end-August

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Tesla employees urged to accelerate output

Elon Musk wants production to increase as much as possible for the rest of December

Online sales slightly up on Black Friday but buyers likely spent less

BankservAfrica has revealed the number of transactions for the day, but not their value

WATCH: How CPI eased and retail sales slowed

Christie Viljoen from PwC and independent investment analyst Chris Gilmour discuss the consumer trends that are likely to emerge in 2021

Plant & Bean to create Europe’s fake-meat capital

Plant & Bean’s new factory will eventually churn out 55,000 tonnes a year of alternative protein products

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