Largest Retailers in South Africa 2013

South African Retailing Companies With the Largest Revenue in the World

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African retailing is really South African retailing, where almost all of the continent’s bustling commerce activity takes place. Cities like Johannesburg and Durban have mega malls that are over 37 acres large, roughly half the size of the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN in the U.S. Considering the lack of globalization, South African retail companies, particularly their food retailers, are large in comparison to other retailers around the world.

Each year a “Global Powers of Retailing” report is compiled by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and STORES Magazine, ranking retailers from all over the world according to total revenue. In 2013, the 16th annual list was released, ranking 250 retailers from 32 different countries.

What follows is the largest retail companies with headquarters in South Africa. This 2013 Global Powers of Retailing list reflects the revenue that was generated in the fiscal year 2011 for each of these South African retail companies, which was a year of recovery from the global retail recession. This list is arranged according to the revenue ranking assigned to each of the South African retail companies when compared to the revenue of all retail companies worldwide.

2013 Largest Retailers in South African and Revenue Rankings:

Top South Africa Global Retail Ranking #93 - Shoprite Holdings Ltd.
Apparel/Footwear Specialty, Convenience/Forecourt Store, Drug Store/Pharmacy, Home Improvement, Hypermarket/Supercenter/Superstore, Other Specialty, Supermarket

Ranking #13 3 - Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd.

Specialty Retailer

    Ranking #135 - Pick 'n Pay

    Ranking #165 - SPAR Group

    Ranking #248 - Woolworths Holdings Limited
    Department Store

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