Guy Hayward
(CEO of Massmart Holdings Limited)

Massmart is a South African-based international management group invested in a diverse but complementary portfolio of wholesale and retail formats. The trading operations are characterised by a focus on high volumes and operational excellence.

Massmart was founded in 1990 on the back of successful trading by the Makro group, then consisting of six wholesalers, with a turnover that year of R895 million. The Group grew aggressively, mainly through acquisitions, throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s and was listed on the JSE in 2000. In 2011, Walmart, the biggest retailer in the world, purchased a 51% share in the South African business. Massmart now comprises four divisions and is one of South Africa’s largest retail entities. It achieves good turnover growth through successfully meeting the needs of independent resellers, commercial users and end-user consumers.

Massmart operates in 13 sub-Saharan countries and holds a portfolio of 11 distinctly branded wholesale and retail chains... MORE

Massmart stories in the

Massmart  It’s electrifying

Worth reminding our readers, we thought, that when it comes to the disposal of your AAA batteries, tired old HP printers and Nokia 6310’s, Makro’s you...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 16/04/16

Massmart  A carnival atmosphere

Whither Massmart, eh? The question on everybody’s lips. Since the Walmart deal, the Men in Black have struggled a bit, as Africa, with currencies shak...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 12/04/16

Massmart  Mass appeal

As the current ambit of results winds down (or does it? Ed.), we turn our thoughts now to Massmart, ably reported upon by our analysts in MORE

Moneyweb 25/02/16

Massmart  The Bakkie Brigade are here

Cementing, if you will, their position in Zambia is Massmart, which launched its first Builders Warehouse in Lusaka this week. And word on the street ...    MORE

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