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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Shoprite Angola makes substantial food donation
14/06/2019 - 11:30
More than 2300 children across Angola recently benefited from food donations from all 14 Shoprite stores in the country.
Shoprite opens its first distribution centre in Botswana
13/06/2019 - 09:40
Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone.
Shoprite Group takes on youth upskilling
11/06/2019 - 10:22
Recognising the sacrifices South Africa’s youth continue to make to improve their education, even as youth unemployment reaches 55.2%, the Shoprite Group continues to upskill thousands of people every year.
More grocery stores in malls on the cards
03/06/2019 - 16:08
The Competition Commission said that it wants Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Spar, and Shoprite to stop enforcing exclusivity clauses in shopping malls they do business to allow for more competition.
Shoprite facilitates radical makeover of Plastic City preschool
31/05/2019 - 11:28
As the world commemorates International Children’s Day (1 June) with its focus on the protection of children, a Brakpan preschool has undergone a dramatic transformation following support from the Shoprite Group.
Ram Harisunker celebrates 50-year milestone with Shoprite
29/05/2019 - 11:33
Ram Harisunker this month celebrates 50 years with the Shoprite Group in a distinguished career which took him from receiving clerk to main board director.
Africa’s largest retailer fights hunger every day
27/05/2019 - 11:05
As World Hunger Day (28 May 2019) reminds consumers that more than 821 million people do not have enough food and that 60% of the world’s hungry are women, the Shoprite Group remains fully committed to the fight against hunger in all the countries where it operates.
Against all odds: how a Shoprite supported small food garden feeds a whole community
14/05/2019 - 14:32
Started by five local women from the Tumahole township on the outskirts of Parys in the Free State, Phahamang Basadi food garden has been providing fresh and affordable vegetables to the community since 2017.
Edward Kieswetter resigns from Shoprite board
10/05/2019 - 13:59
Africa’s largest grocer Shoprite said that its lead independent director Edward Kieswetter had resigned as a result of his appointment as the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (Sars).
Little Shop, Little Garden and now...Little Checkers
06/05/2019 - 09:17
Checkers customers who loved its highly popular Little Shop and Little Garden promotions are in for a treat with the launch of Little Checkers.