Guy Hayward
(CEO of Massmart Holdings Limited)

Massmart is a public company listed on the JSE Limited which describes itself as “a South African-based, globally competitive regional management group, invested in a portfolio of differentiated, complimentary, focused wholesale and retail formats focused on the distribution of mainly branded consumer goods for cash”. In 2010, Walmart acquired a 51% stake in the Group, resulting in the alignment of Massmart to the Walmart principle of “saving customers money so they can live better.”

Massmart was founded in 1990 on the back of successful trading by the Makro Group, which consisted of six wholesalers. The Group grew aggressively throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s (mainly through acquisitions) and was listed on the JSE in 2000.

Massmart, headed by CEO Guy Hayward, now comprises four divisions, Massdiscounters, Masswarehouse, Massbuild and Masscash, and is one of South Africa’s largest retail entities operating in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Massmart  Shelf Improvement

Excellent work in the community this week from Massmart, who have just launched their inaugural Urban Bookshelf, a free community mini-library, at the...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 25/07/17

Massmart  Dark tidings

Bad news from the Men in Black over at Massmart, who have issued their mid-year trading update: in the 26 weeks through to 25 June, sales grew just 0....    MORE

Ti Analyst 17/07/17

Massmart  M People

So Massmart have joined the loyalty arms race with the launch of the very catchily-titled mRewards programme. Through mRewards, shoppers will receive ...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 10/07/17

Massmart  Supply me a river

Nice work, those Men in Black: Massmart’s now well-established supplier development programme has helped 32 emerging suppliers to gain access to a com...    MORE

BizCommunity 22/06/17

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