Agriculture

Record RSA blues season expected

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Exports of blueberries from South Africa have increased rapidly so far this season, with the possibility of South Africa reaching 50,000 tonnes no longer just a dream, according to industry leaders. As the South African Berry Producers Association (SABPA) met for its annual meeting to […]

Retail

Lidl targets 1,000 stores by 2023

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Accelerated expansion plans could see German discounter eat further into Big Four’s market share Lidl plans to accelerate its UK store openings and take its total to 1,000 by 2023, The Sunday Times has reported. This is the latest bold plan from the retailer, which […]

Retail

Sainsbury’s hit by store closure costs

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Profits at Sainsbury’s have been almost wiped out for the first half of the year after being hit by costs relating to store closures. In September, Sainsbury’s said it would shut a number of stores, including many Argos outlets as it moves the brand into […]