This week Shoprite served its 100 millionth R5 deli meal since launching the affordable meal options almost two years ago. Despite escalating petrol and electricity prices, the VAT increase and the introduction of the sugar tax, Shoprite remains true to its business promise of low prices in order to bring consumers some much-needed relief. In fact, at the end of December 2018, Shoprite was selling more than 10 000 items at lower prices than the previous year. Africa’s largest retailer works tirelessly to provide hard-pressed customers, pensioners and students with products that are affordable and accessible, such as the range of heavily discounted deli mealsRead More →

Stock up on farm-fresh veggies at Checkers this Market Day

If you’ve been craving veggies so fresh, they still smell of earth and taste like sunshine, be sure to visit a Checkers store near you on Thursday, 4 April for Market Day! This will also be an excellent opportunity to support small-scale food gardens that provide sustainable nourishment and income opportunities for vulnerable communities across the country. As part of its strategy to fight hunger, the Shoprite Group acts for change by partnering with more than 60 gardens. In partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, the retailer offers training and provides gardening equipment as well as seedlings over a period of at least 18Read More →


Jacob du Plessis, from Vyeboom in Villiersdorp, was crowned the 2019 champion at the 9th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg this weekend with a pumpkin weighing in at an astonishing 601.8 kg. His monster pumpkin was just short of the current South African record of 613 kg, held by Peet Joubert of Centurion, Gauteng. “It’s third time lucky! The furthest I have come in the competition before was in 2017 when I came fourth with a pumpkin of over 300 kg. I knew my pumpkin was a contender for one of the top three places, but was still surprised when it came out tops,”Read More →

Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. Owned by husband and wife team Mike and Thina Maziya and established in 2001, Verigreen has been manufacturing a range of drawstring refuse bags since 2012 and has expanded its range to include cooking, baking, freezing and food protection products. “We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible and socially conscious, a brand which is doing well while doing good. The Housebrand and Ritebrand business has been awarded on the back of our success in product innovation and our customer-centricRead More →

wimpy fnb press release

Over the years South African road trips have become synonymous with Wimpy. Travel itineraries for many families undoubtably include a stop at a Wimpy store to refuel and refresh – and with almost 50 Engen 1Stop forecourts with Wimpy restaurants countrywide filling up, in more ways than one, is definitely a little easier and convenient. To help South Africans to love the journey just a little more, Wimpy has partnered with FNB. The introduction of FNB On The Go, will enable customers on eBucks level 2 or higher to redeem a breakfast or burger meal at any Wimpy Engen 1Stop outlet across South Africa viaRead More →


There are 53 Mondays in a year but very few people ever get used to the first day of the week. Monday Blues hit people like a ton of bricks every Monday causing them to hit the snooze button a thousand times before forcing themselves out of bed and dragging themselves to work where they make it through the day by the skin of their teeth. If you need a reason to make friends with Mondays, Wimpy is here to save the day with the new Make My Monday meal which will give South Africans reason to have a spring in their step and tackleRead More →

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After months of planning, Starbucks together with Taste Holdings opened the doors to their new store in Sandton City on 26 April. The store spans 305 sq. and offers coffee lovers the Starbucks core bar, which serves Starbucks core beverages consisting of their 100% Arabica coffee and an expansive fresh food selection. Customers can also choose from an exciting range of Teavana teas, cold brew including nitro brew that infuses coffee with nitrogen and of course, free high-speed Wi-Fi. The store also offers a cashless payment solution through the Starbucks Rewards app. In true Starbucks fashion, the Sandton City store carries unique design elements thatRead More →

starbucks nitro cold brew

6 March 2018 – Today Starbucks launched Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew on tap in South Africa. The arrival of Nitro Cold Brew marks Starbucks the next chapter of cold coffee innovation in the South African market by offering customers a wider choice. Clive Liversage, managing executive, Starbucks in South Africa said, “This special method gives our customers a really different cold coffee experience and we think it will revolutionise the way our customers think about our cold coffee menu. We have an exciting year planned, bringing innovation in cold brewed coffee to South Africa and showcasing the passion of our skilled baristas.” ColdRead More →

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Just in time for winter, a new range of teas has arrived in South Africa. Teavana is already available around the world in Starbucks stores, and now South Africans can enjoy the delicious range of hot and shaken iced teas, including six full leaf teas – black tea (English Breakfast), green tea (Emperor’s Clouds & Mist), white tea (Youthberry) and herbal infusions (Chamomile, Mint Blend, and Hibiscus). To celebrate the launch of Teavana, tea lovers are invited to experience these delicious teas at an experiential #TeavanaparTEA at Starbucks Rosebank from 14 to 16 June between 14h00 – 16h00 and at Starbucks Menlyn Park from 21Read More →

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January 2017: January and February, possibly the two longest months of the year in the history of forever all over the world. Yes, it’s honestly that bad. However, if you’re a fan of BURGER KING® South Africa then you’ll be ballin’ on a budget thanks to the King Value Meals (from R29.90) which feature a burger, medium KING fries and a small cool drink. Nestled between a fresh bun, you have the option of ordering a double or triple patty topped off with tomato, lettuce and mayo, and even adding cheese. If you’re slightly more daring, consider the spicy option with jalapenos and spicy mayo.Read More →