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The clothing industry in South Africa has consolidated substantially in recent years, and today a significant number of the larger manufacturers have financial links or strategic alliances with the major South African retailers. The clothing retail industry, on the other hand, has grown significantly. So have the five largest retailers, and together these account for about 50% of total retail sales in South Africa. In fact, these five retailers are by far the largest in the whole of Africa, and their scale has enabled them to expand beyond their national borders by making inroads into neighbouring African countries and then branching out further afield.

This report profiles five textile and clothing manufacturers in South Africa -- namely Celrose Clothing, Kingsgate Clothing, Ninian and Lester Holdings, Prestige Clothing and Seardel Group -- and the top five apparel retailers in South Africa, namely Edcon, Mr Price Group, The Foschini Group (TFG), Truworths and Woolworths. It also provides a general overview of the textile and clothing industry in South Africa. This report provides valuable insight and analysis into the major players in the South African textile and clothing market.

Table Of Contents

Profiles of major textile and clothing manufacturers and retailers in South Africa
List of contents
SUMMARY
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Textile industry
Industry sectors
Raw materials
Employment
Output, capacity utilisation and labour productivity
Clothing industry
Employment and output
PROFILE OF CELROSE CLOTHING
PROFILE OF KINGSGATE CLOTHING GROUP
Chain business unit
Export business unit
Premier business unit
Retail business unit
Schoolwear business unit
Tender business unit
PROFILE OF NINIAN AND LESTER HOLDINGS
Clothing
Textiles
Fabric dyeing and finishing
Polypropylene yarns
PROFILE OF PRESTIGE CLOTHING
PROFILE OF SEARDEL GROUP
Branded product distribution
Properties
Industrials
Brits Automotive Systems
Brits Non-Woven
Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals
Integrated Polypropylene Products
Textiles
Berg River Textiles
Frame Knitting Manufacturers
Hextex
Romatex Home Textiles
Clothing
Financial performance
2012/13
26 weeks to September 30, 2013
RETAIL MARKET FOR TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN SOUTH
AFRICA
Evolution of the retail industry in South Africa
Textile and clothing retail sales in South Africa
Major apparel retail companies in South Africa
PROFILE OF EDCON
Structure of Edcon's retail business
Edgars
Discount
CNA
Financial performance
Strategy
PROFILE OF MR PRICE GROUP
Financial performance
2012/13
26 weeks to September 28, 2013
Stores
Strategy
PROFILE OF THE FOSCHINI GROUP (TFG)
Company development
Brands
Fashion
Home
Sports
Jewellery
Mobile
Stores
Financial performance
2012/13
26 weeks to September 30, 2013
Strategy
PROFILE OF TRUWORTHS
Company development
Brands and divisions
Stores
Financial performance
Strategy
PROFILE OF WOOLWORTHS
Company development
Stores
Financial performance
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Strategy

List of tables

Table 1: South Africa: trends in output, employment, remuneration, labour costs, labour
productivity and the export-output ratio in the textile industry, 2003-12
Table 2: Number of clothing companies in the formal sector by region, December 2004,
December 2007 and June 2013
Table 3: South Africa: trends in output, employment, remuneration, labour costs, labour
productivity and the export-output ratio in the clothing industry, 2003-12
Table 4: South Africa: retail sales by type of retailer, Apr-Jun 2012 and Apr-Jun 2013
Table 5: Edcon: financial summary, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 6: Edcon: retail sales by division, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 7: Edcon: financial summary, 2 qtr 2012/13 and 2 qtr 2013/14
Table 8: Mr Price Group: financial summary, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 9: Mr Price Group: financial summary, Apr-Sep 2012 and Apr-Sep 2013
Table 10: The Foschini Group (TFG): financial summary, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 11: The Foschini Group (TFG): financial summary, Apr-Sep 2012 and Apr-Sep 2013
Table 12: Truworths: brands, products and ranges, number of stores and sales by division,
2012/13
Table 13: Truworths: financial summary, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 14: Woolworths Holdings: financial summary, 2008/09-2012/13
Table 15: Woolworths Clothing and General Merchandise: financial summary, 2008/09-
2012/13
List of maps
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