SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD
While the Group’s primary business is food retailing, our offering extends to a broad range of goods and services including household products, furniture, pharmaceuticals and financial services, amongst others. At the heart of our offering is an unwavering dedication to providing the lowest prices to people of all income levels across Africa.
We achieve this by pursuing efficiency in everything we do. Our advanced distribution centres and sophisticated supply line infrastructure give us greater control over our operations. This empowers us to overcome economic challenges without compromising on quality.
By setting the conditions for enduring success, we can continue to provide affordable food to our communities invest in social upliftment and contribute to the African economy − all while creating value for all our stakeholders.
We pursue efficiency in everything that we do. By streamlining our supply chain, upgrading our
operations and driving down costs, we are better able to deliver the lowest prices in a first-world shopping environment to consumers across Africa.
Our advanced supply chain
Shoprite improved its competitive advantage and sustainability by taking control of its supply chain in line with international best practices in retail and today not only commands a leadership position in the industry but has also become the African continent’s largest distributor of grocery products. Our state-of-the-art distribution centres and supply line infrastructure give us greater control over our inventory across 15 African countries. This empowers us to introduce a number of cost-saving efficiencies without decreasing margins or compromising on quality.
Our large fleet of trucks and trailers operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure maximum availability of goods that are delivered on a time schedule. Sophisticated transport route planning and scheduling software optimises store deliveries and reduces the number of trucks on the road, thereby reducing congestion, lowering our carbon footprint and saving costs.
This efficient supply chain infrastructure also empowers small-to-medium sized suppliers to deliver merchandise directly to our centres and avoid the need to invest in either warehousing or vehicles. Our trading partners are a vital link in our supply chain and we work closely with them to create mutually beneficial relationships that go beyond simple supply and demand management. We have been pioneering reverse logistics initiatives that enhance our sustainability and environmental position, in line with international best practices. Our focus is on re-use, recycle and the reduction of waste to landfill.
Retail storage, availability and information technology
Our advanced supply chain also presents the opportunity to re-engineer our retail stores and optimise the use of retail space by dedicating the minimum area to storage and the maximum area to trading space. Our technological platforms are continuously being refreshed to keep us abreast of technological developments. A new ERP system and investments in digital transformation have led to increased efficiencies, more collaboration and better innovation across our businesses. Continuous investment in customer science and big data allows for improved decision making in terms of promotions, products, store layouts and pricing.
The Group has invested in an extended centralised distribution network that enables us to seamlessly manage the supply of products to our stores across the continent. As the first South African retailer to receive the renowned ISO 9001 accreditation for import and export handling, we continue to pursue our strategic lead in supply chain management. Our International Trade Department sources products from anywhere in the world with extreme efficiency, assuring our customers of choice, availability of products and value for money. We have invested substantially to create a network of advanced distribution centres. Their accompanying transport operations are supported by sophisticated information management systems. A substantial portion of the investment in information technology and logistics infrastructure has been devoted to upgrading and expanding our distribution network.
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Strike adds to Dis-Chem’s Christmas woes
14/02/2019 - 10:33
Dis-Chem’s Christmas sales have been hurt by a strike, the pharmacy chain warned in a trading update.
Shoprite-supported food garden helps Pinetown community go and go
11/02/2019 - 11:03
They abandoned their first food garden because there wasn’t a sufficient water supply plus goats trampled and ate the plants. Now ten years later Nurses at a Go, an NPO focused on improving the lives of people affected by HIV, has a flourishing food garden in a different location. Their garden is supported by Shoprite and provides fresh vegetables to a community in Luganda, Pinetown.
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11/02/2019 - 10:09
Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling your loved one(s), but let’s be honest, between the stress of finding the perfect gift and remembering to make a restaurant reservation, it seldom goes according to plan.So this year, why not stress less and let Checkers play cupid? You’re guaranteed an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for all the right reasons.
Investors shave R15bn off Shoprite after dire report
31/01/2019 - 10:00
Investors shaved R15bn off the value of Shoprite after Africa’s biggest retailer by market capitalisation issued a dire trading warning.
Shoprite falls 17% as market reacts to profit warning
30/01/2019 - 10:59
Shoprite's share price fell 16.6% to R148.83 on Wednesday morning when the market reacted to a trading update it released at 5.30pm on Tuesday.
Community heroes featured on Shoprite trucks
24/01/2019 - 11:15
The hard work and success of two Gauteng community food gardens are being celebrated on the Shoprite Group’s truck fleet.
Shoprite's festive season sales fall flat
22/01/2019 - 14:32
Shoprite's share price fell as much as 5.7% to R175.32 after it warned shareholders its interim results would show flat sales.
Retail sector facing subdued operating conditions
10/01/2019 - 08:44
Despite South Africa exiting the technical recession following growth in the economy in the three months to September, the outlook for the country’s retail sector for 2019 continues to be subdued.
Shoprite fights high education costs with low-price uniforms and school fee competition
07/01/2019 - 08:36
Shoprite is helping to ease the burden of rising education costs by offering its customers a basic school uniform for under R100 and giving more than 460 learners the opportunity to have their 2019 school fees paid for.
Shoprite opens first store in Kenya to battle French retailer
13/12/2018 - 10:33
Shoprite is seeking a foothold in Kenya’s retail industry, where the collapse of two local supermarket chains has created opportunities for Africa’s biggest grocer and its international rivals.