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

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Massmart  Would you like to supersize that?

Couple things on the Massmart front: First up, you’ll recall that the Men in Black have come up with a harebrained scheme for Makro’s online punt...    MORE

The Times 24/06/15

Massmart  Little shop of opportunities

The details are a little scanty on this one, but it has the makings of a biggie, so we’ll share with you what we know: Gauteng Province and Massmart w...    MORE 23/06/15

Massmart  Biggie smalls

As a condition of the Walmart takeover back in the heady days of 2010, an eager Massmart agreed to make available a fund of R100million for the develo...    MORE

Business Day 11/06/15

Massmart  Where’s Waly?

Massmart, you will be pleased to know, has opened its 10th store beyond our borders since the acquisition by Walmart of a controlling interest in...    MORE 03/06/15

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