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  Bob the Builder! Can we fix it?

A mixed set of results from the Men in Black this half-year: total sales up 9.1% to R38.9billion, to be sure, but operating profit down 1.4% to R685.2...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 01/09/15

Massmart  Where are they now?

We recall Grant Pattison, as a fresh-faced Massmart CEO, musing publicly at a CGCSA conference that for the sake of the planet, oil should maybe hit $...    MORE

IOL 25/03/15

Massmart  Back in black

Some interims from the Men in Black, and as fine a set as you could hope to clap eyes upon in this blighted economy: total sales up 9% to ZAR38.9billi...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 16/07/15

Massmart  About damn time

It is the ambition of the Gauteng Government to “convert townships from being places of consumption to becoming centres of production.” One of the ins...    MORE

The Sowetan 08/07/15

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