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Old December 12th, 2016, 12:15 AM   #501
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Sad to say it,but most of these brands have far better branding than quality of product. People need to see beyond shitty brands and assess quality of what they are buying better.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 09:26 AM   #502
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Sheesh! - Soon Tim Hortons, then I can imagine a Cinebon too lol.
Whats with these companies targeting little ol SA?
- Did they look at the global obesity stats and go : "hey! - look at those folk - boeps and thunder-thighs everywhere! - that's our new market!"
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Old December 12th, 2016, 10:10 AM   #503
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Cinnabon? They've been in SA for ages.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 10:49 AM   #504
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Jesus H - fo realz? - so basically every doughnut joint ever mentioned in a movie is resident in SA. Combine that with Macca's KFC, BK, and our own local take out places, it's no wonder South Africans are getting fatter and dying of more heart-attacks than ever before!
Western World's health system being klapped for 6 with bed blocking pensioners that refuse to die, and fat folk who refuse to cut down!
Like SA health system needs that on top of the issues we already have?! eish

That being said, there is a prestige value attached to your mall, or your town getting one of these, and for some reason this is an indelible part of our collective psyche.
Plus they offer good employment opportunities, and often great managerial schemes, so it is a two way street.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 09:52 AM   #505
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Sheesh! - Soon Tim Hortons, then I can imagine a Cinebon too lol.

Whats with these companies targeting little ol SA?

- Did they look at the global obesity stats and go : "hey! - look at those folk - boeps and thunder-thighs everywhere! - that's our new market!"


Tim Horton is crap - they make coffee with a powder mix.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:12 PM   #506
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Saw this tonight at Sandton City:



Probably going to be just accessories just like Victoria's Secret downstairs?
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Old March 6th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #507
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International chain PAUL to open flagship pâtisserie at Melrose Arch

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Ladies, brace yourselves for the best news ever – super famous French patisserie, PAUL is officially opening its doors in South Africa this month! Famous Brands announced the partnership with the French bakery in November 2015 and we couldn’t help but freak a little (ok, a lot!) and now the day has finally come when we can get a little bit of PAUL’s magic in and around our mouths. The family-owned French chain of bakery-cafés was established in 1889 in Croix, Northern France and now, years later PAUL has partnered with operators in 41 countries across the globe. Here are all the details about the PAUL South Africa opening in Joburg this March.
http://www.eatout.co.za/article/paul...se-arch-march/

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/paul1889.so...type=3&theater

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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:31 AM   #508
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smart move - Paul will do well in Jozi
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Old March 8th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #509
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They will need to maintain their international standards. initial reports say they have not. And globally they do not have the best coffee, rather eat and do not drink coffee there.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #510
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Nine West and Mango closing up in South Africa.

Nine West is not surprising as they are dying globally, but surprised Mango didn't work, wrong local partners?
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Old May 7th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #511
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Seen at Sandton City. Whose idea was this?

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lol - Ive seen the TV show here in the UK.
Thems some proper southern folk - all heavily obese and sound thick as sh*t.
They probably saw stats on SA's African middle class and obesity rates and thought about it was a no brainer!
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lol - Ive seen the TV show here in the UK.
Thems some proper southern folk - all heavily obese and sound thick as sh*t.
They probably saw stats on SA's African middle class and obesity rates and thought about it was a no brainer!
TV show?

Popeye's is a Cajun style chicken chain. Rather good if you like KFC type food
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Starbucks is coming to Cape Town and Durban in 2017

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A little over 13 months since it opened its first store in Joburg, Starbucks South Africa has announced plans to expand its presence by opening stores in Cape Town and Durban in 2017.

JSE-listed Taste Holdings announced in July 2015 that it had secured the rights to open full-format Starbucks stores in South Africa. And in April last year, the group launched its first store in Rosebank, Joburg. It has since opened three additional stores, in Mall of Africa, and two stores in Menlyn Maine and Menlyn Park, Pretoria.

“We plan on opening eight to 10 outlets this year, including expansion to Cape Town and Durban, a format located in a corporate office and ideally a drive thru format as well,” said Taste Holdings in a statement on Monday.

The group noted that although stores are individually profitable, the brand as a whole is projected to start to break-even at a core level only after its fifth store has been opened.

The company as also launched its globally popular rewards programme locally, in February, allowing customers to redeem rewards for their purchases, and also pay at select stores through the Starbucks mobile app.

“The early response to the launch was expected, but more pleasing is the natural rhythm of people you will see in our stores. Customer response to Starbucks Rewards has been well ahead of expectations with 9% of transactions already being paid with using Starbucks Rewards,” the company said.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 01:41 PM   #515
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Popeye's is a Cajun style chicken chain. Rather good if you like KFC type food
Yup - they made a reality show on the eccentric owners
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Expansion of an international brand

Stuttafords finally bowed out of two of CPTs malls.

Both sites are bing replaced with H&M
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Old June 18th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #517
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Which malls?
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Which malls?
Cavendish and Slootloop
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Old June 19th, 2017, 08:59 AM   #519
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Cavendish and Slootloop
Ah, my inkling was correct. It's about time they expand!
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From the Cavendish Square website:

Retail giant, Mr Price will relocate their store on the corner of Dreyer and Warrick Street to premises on the first floor boasting a Mr Price Emporium across apparel, homeware and sport divisions, giving shoppers a wider array of choice.

"A new entrance will also be created in Cavendish Street to accommodate a double volume store for a much anticipated on-trend international brand.

“In this vibrant and ever-changing retail landscape we strive to delight our shoppers by being relevant with interesting new retail offerings catering to their evolving needs,” concludes centre manager, Brenda Bibby."
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