Retail Property Market

Edgars store owner running out of steam

Edcon, which had already been under a financial strain, revealed that the coronavirus has had a negative impact on the company and it would lose close to a billion rand during the 21-day lockdown period.

The Foschini Group to skip Rental Payments amid SA lockdown

As South Africa goes into a 21-day nation-wide lockdown, The Foschini Group [JSE: TFG] – whose brands include Foschini Stores, @home, Markham, Totalsports and Sterns – said it’s stopping rental payments because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Domino’s Pizza comes to a grinding halt

Taste Holdings [JSE:TAS], former owner of Starbucks, announced that it will voluntarily liquidate Domino's Pizza, following its failure to find a buyer for the pizza chain.

End of the road for Massmart’s Dion Wired stores

Although yet to recover from Edcon’s woes, Retail landlords are set to face even more intense pressure as Walmart-owned Massmart announced the closure of 23 DionWired stores as from today.

Massmart forecasts up to R1.4bn loss for the year

Massmart, which owns brands such as Dion-Wired, Makro and Game Stores, is forecasting another big loss of over R1.2 billion as it battled tough trading conditions in the second half.

Texton secures Truworths for prime Durban CBD space

Texton Property Fund has secured a long-term lease renewal with Truworths for its prominent high street shop in central Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - one of the group’s biggest stores in South Africa.

Investec Property Fund to dispose of stakes in Musina and Boitekong Malls

Investec Property Fund [JSE: IPF] has approved plans to sell its shareholding in Musina Mall, Limpopo and Boitekong Mall, Rustenburg, for R727 million.

Foschini Group builds on bumper 2019

Retailer The Foschini Group [JSE:TFG], whose brands include Foschini, American Swiss, and Markham occupying space in major centres, went against the prevailing retail trend by producing positive trading updates in a difficult economy.

Truworths sales up 1.2% despite tough retail market

Retail tenant Truworths said on Wednesday sales for the 26 weeks to December grew by a mere 1.2% to R10.6 billion as it faced tough conditions in both Africa and UK markets.

Empty Retail space takes a toll as Massmart plans to close 34 DionWired and Masscash

Retailer Massmart, which is 51% owned by US giant Walmart, has announced plans of closing 23 Dion-Wired stores and 11 Masscash wholesale outlets, a move that lead to the loss of up to 1,440 jobs.

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