Posted on :
16 Dec, 2015
16 Dec, 2015
The Shoprite Group of Companies is one of the biggest employers in Africa and the leading company for providing learnership based qualifications, training and skills development in its sector. An equal opportunity employer, the Group encourages all employees to advance their careers to their full potential.
As part of the Shoprite Group you will be able to grow your career and expand your horizons through a company that employs more than 83 000 people and has extended global reach with 1 300 stores in 17 countries across Africa, the Indian Ocean Island and Southern Asia.
The Shoprite Group has a broad customer base which closely mirrors the demographic profile of the country and more than 20 million customers shop at the Group’s supermarkets each month.
The various store formats within the Group cater for all income groups with the Checkers, Checkers Hyper and House & Home stores focussing on the higher income groups and Shoprite and OK Furniture focussing on the broad middle to lower market. The latest format introduced by the Group, Shoprite Usave, focuses on the lower-end of the market.
The primary business of the Shoprite Group of Companies is food retailing to consumers of all income levels. Management’s goal is to provide all communities in Africa with food and household items in a first-world shopping environment, at the Group’s lowest possible prices.
At the same time the Group, inextricably linked to Africa, contributes to the nurturing of stable economies and the social upliftment of its people.
The Shoprite Group of Companies started from small beginnings in 1979 with the purchase of a chain of 8 Cape-based supermarkets for R1 million. The next 34 years were marked by various acquisitions and innovative expansion strategies that brought it to the R82 billion business that Shoprite is today.
Since it started out as a small chain of supermarkets in 1979, Shoprite gained valuable experience from selling to the emerging market. Today, the Shoprite chain remains the core business of the Group and its main brand. Shoprite’s winning philosophy is to operate a chain of modern supermarkets where customers can be sure to pay our low prices on their basic food and household requirements.
This operational strategy put the Shoprite brand in an excellent position to expand into the African market outside of South Africa where its population has grown from one store in Lusaka, Zambia in 1995, to more than 85 stores in 16 countries today. The South African operation comprises 339 supermarkets in the Shoprite brand.
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