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  Is the Pope a retailer?*

Getting a little granular here, but bear with us: Massmart has reported a miserable first quarter, with sales up just 0.5% year-on-year, with like-sto...    MORE

IOL 20/04/17

Massmart  Solid as a rock

Some random burblings from Massmart, in the absence of anything more earthshatteringly newsworthy. You will remember that after Minister Gordhan’s Las...    MORE

Africa Business Magazine 07/04/17

Game  Levelling the playing field

Well the punters certainly enjoyed Massmart’s impressive 15.8% increase in HEPS last week, rewarding the Men in Black with a 16% jump in the share pri...    MORE

Financial Mail 13/03/17

Massmart  Go north young man

Bit of a bait and switch there from the Men in Black, who just the other day were touting their slow and steady approach to Africa as the strategy of ...    MORE

The Times 26/02/17

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