[WORLDKINGS] The famous shopping centers and supermarkets in the world – P3 - Shoprite Holdings (South Africa) : The most popular supermarket retailer in Africa


(WorldKings.org) Shoprite Holdings company's headquarters are in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is the biggest supermarket retailer in Africa.

The Shoprite Group of Companies is Africa's largest food retailer. The company's headquarters are in the Western Cape province of South Africa . As of 2019, the Shoprite Group employed more than 147,000 people in more than 2,934 stores across 15 African countries.The same year, Shoprite won the Proudly South African Brand Award and was voted the best in the Grocery Store category as part of the Tiso-Blackstar/Sunday Times Top Brand Survey.



Shoprite Holdings Limited comprises the following entities:
The Shoprite Checkers Supermarket Group, which consists of :  613 Shoprite supermarkets; 209 Checkers Supermarkets; 37 Checkers Hypers; 367 Usave stores; 488 Furniture outlets (including OK Furniture, OK Power Express, House & Home); 197 Hungry Lion fast food outlets; 162 MediRite pharmacies and 390 LiquorShops. It has a ticketing business, Computicket, which operates from counters within Group stores and various free-standing outlets.



Through its OK Franchise Division, the Group procures and distributes stock to: OK MiniMark convenience stores; OK Foods supermarkets; OK Grocer stores; Megasave wholesale stores; OK Value stores; Sentra stores and buying partners, Friendly supermarkets; Friendly Liquor stores; OK Express; OK Liquor stores.



The Shoprite Group of companies was established in 1979. In 1990 Shoprite opened in Namibia. In 1998, it acquired the national Checkers chain. In 1995 the first store in Lusaka, Zambia was opened.



That same year they acquired a centralised distribution company Sentra, which had been acting as a central buyer for 550 owner-managed supermarkets, thereby allowing Shoprite to expand into franchising. In 2000 the group opened its first supermarkets in Zimbabwe and Uganda.On 19 April 2012, Shoprite became the first South African retailer to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it opened the doors of a new supermarket in Gombe, Kinshasa.

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