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May 16, 2019

Shoprite Creates More Than 400 Jobs in Just Two Weeks

South Africa’s largest private sector employer, the Shoprite Group, created 409 new jobs with the opening of 16 new stores across five provinces in South Africa during the second half of April 2019

This brings the Group’s total number of employees to more than 147 200 and this trend is set to continue with more than 50 new stores still scheduled to open by December 2019.

More than 1 billion transactions were processed at the Group’s more than 2 800 stores and it attracted an additional 2.4% customers during the 2018 financial year.

Positioned in areas not previously served by the Group’s supermarkets or in those showing strong population growth, the 16 new stores [...]

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September 11, 2018

SHOPRITE IS GIVING 36 SMALL BUSINESSES R70,000 EACH

Retailer Shoprite is offering entrepreneurs the chance to win a marketing boost in a new Hustle Entrepreneur of the Month competition.

The competition is open to any business with a turnover of less than R1 million, owned by a South African citizen older than 18, and which can get through vetting as a legitimate business.

Between August and October, 12 winners a month will each receive R50,000 in radio airtime, R10,000 in cash and have a Thundafund profile set up including a short video for the business.

All entries are via the competition website.

Shoprite says winners will be chosen based on which business is best aligned with its values “and the [...]

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March 8, 2018

Listeria outbreak: SA neighbours ban meat exports

Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak.

Mozambique and Namibia announced they were immediately suspending imports of the products. Botswana said it was recalling the items “with immediate effect”, while Zambia called on South African retail chains in its country to pull the incriminated goods from local shelves.

Since January 2017, 948 people in South Africa have contracted listeriosis – a disease caused by bacteria from soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces which can contaminate fresh food, notably [...]

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June 13, 2017

Shoprite’s new R5 meals meet market’s needs

The new R5 meals include:

• Fried fish – R5 • Potato hash brown – R2 • Chicken hotdog – R3.50 • Fried egg & tomato sandwich – R4 • Small pap – R2 • Pancake – R3 • Sweetcorn on a stick – R2.50 • Soup and igwinya (vetkoek) – R5 • Boiled egg and igwinya combo – R4

The retailer regularly subsidises the cost of basic food items and has extended its bread subsidy indefinitely, with its 600g in-house bakery bread retailing for just R4.99 since April 2016.

In addition, the Shoprite Group has a robust hunger relief programme in place to address the food security challenges faced by so many people across the African [...]

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