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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Checkers brings world-class retail to Constantia with new flagship store
27/11/2019 - 13:01
Checkers has opened the doors to its state-of-the-art 2 330 m² flagship supermarket at the Constantia Emporium as the retailer continues to take innovation to new heights.
Exclusive leases must fall: Commission cracks whip on Shoprite, Pick n pay, Spar, Woolies
26/11/2019 - 09:57
The Competition Commission Inquiry into Grocery Retail, published on Monday, called for an end to the exclusive leases negotiated by national retail chains in all shopping malls across the country in a bid to open up access to markets for smaller players.
Checkers pioneers new 60-minute grocery delivery service
25/11/2019 - 09:53
Checkers has launched its exclusive on-demand one-hour grocery delivery service named Sixty60. It is South Africa’s first 60-minute grocery delivery service from a supermarket chain, as Checkers relentlessly innovates to respond to customers’ demands for hyper-convenience.
Checkers launches exclusive Gourmade frozen meals range
22/11/2019 - 10:18
Quality frozen meals are growing in popularity in today’s fast-paced world as consumers are increasingly hard-pressed for time to prepare meals from scratch. Locally Checkers is leading the freezer revolution with Gourmade: it’s exclusive new range of wholesome premium frozen meals.
Rare Springbank whisky joins exclusive Private Barrel Co. range
12/11/2019 - 15:01
The House of Fine Whisky at Checkers LiquorShop unveiled the latest addition to its exclusive Private Barrel Co. range of whiskies - an eagerly awaited rare 23-year-old Springbank single malt Scotch whisky - at the Mesh Club in the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank.
Shoprite shock: Lead director resigns suddenly - just days after Wiese's re-election
07/11/2019 - 10:10
Just days after indicating that the Shoprite board will discuss the future of Christo Wiese as chair of the company in the coming months, Prof Shirley Zinn, the lead independent director of Shoprite, resigned.
Shoprite helps award-winning preschool get ‘new wind’
07/11/2019 - 09:46
Fifteen preschools in and around Kathu recently benefited from an extensive teacher training programme following a partnership with Shoprite.
Shoprite & Checkers are ready for this year’s Black Friday bonanza
06/11/2019 - 11:32
Checkers is the most experienced South African supermarket in the Black Friday game, after being the first food retailer to introduce this one-day sales promotion locally in 2014.
Shoprite shares in dramatic U-turn after update
05/11/2019 - 09:04
Shoprite’s share price jumped by 6% in opening trading on Monday after the group reported turnover growth of more than 7% in the three months to September. But by later afternoon, its share price was down almost a percent.
Dis-Chem warns of sharp decline in interim earnings
04/11/2019 - 09:50
Discount pharmaceutical retailer Dis-Chem expects a drop in half-year earnings due to one-off costs such as a change in bonus policy and a strike by employees.