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  I bless the supply chains down in Africa

More on that rather sensational bit of non-news upon which we reported last week, that a certain analyst saw the signs of an early withdrawal from Sou...    MORE

The Times 14/05/16

Massmart  The Reckless Speculation Department

Analyst Shamil Ismail enjoyed his time in the sun last week after speculating that Walmart might be ready to pull the plug on its investment in Massma...    MORE

Business Report 05/05/16

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

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