The Shoprite Checkers Supermarket Group, which presents over 500 stores to its 20 million+ shoppers, also consists of Shoprite- and Checkers supermarkets, furniture outlets (like OK Furniture), Usave stores, Checkers Hypers, plus MediRite pharmacies and LiquorShops.
About Shoprite Hyper
More than 40 years ago, Shoprite committed to offering South Africans top-notch options when it came to low prices and high-quality products. That decision helped form the foundation of the Shoprite business model, plus aided in boosting Shoprite’s reputation in South Africa. Today, it is known as one of the biggest and most successful grocery retailers in the country.
The origins of Shoprite Hyper
It started back in November 1979, when another well-known South African chain store PEP bought a small, eight-store grocer in the Western Cape. The grocer, known as Shoprite, was valued under R1 million, plus had fewer than 400 employees. But this helped form the vision of the Shoprite Group, which was to focus on middle-to-lower income households. In addition, the idea was to stimulate internal growth in the company by acquiring talented groups of supermarkets. The Shoprite Group of companies was officially established in 1979 and in 1998 it obtained the national Checkers chain, aiding in its growth.
Throughout the years, Shoprite continued to grow and evolve. For instance, the first Shoprite in Namibia opened in 1990. Shoprite was also the first South African retailer to set up shop in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the opening of a new store in Gombe, Kinshasa in 2012.
The reputation of Shoprite is boosted considerably thanks to additional customer perks. Like the Money Market services, which is located in your nearest Shoprite branch to make shopping for groceries and other household products even more enticing and rewarding. Thanks to this one-stop service, Shoprite customers can transfer money, top up data and airtime, buy electricity, purchase gifts, take out personal insurance, make travel arrangements, and much more. Selected Shoprite stores also offer LiquorShops and MediRite Pharmacies for extra customer convenience.
And don’t forget about the Shoprite Xtra Savings Card to enjoy even more customer benefits and rewards. Request your card at the till the next time you shop and start swiping it immediately for enticing benefits. Like free airtime and exclusive customer offers. VIP access to promotions and special events. Or being automatically entered into competitions.