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 →

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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 →

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Recently, I headed to my local Checkers store to pick up supper and was surprised to find something interesting. Just sitting behind each of the ten-items-or-less tellers were several blue boxes of Pop Tarts. What a rare and astonishing find. What a rare and astonishing find. Of course, I had to pick up as many packs as possible. Well, as many packs as my wallet would allow me to pay for. So much for a healthy supper that night. The flavours available were Frosted Chocolate Chip and Frosted S’mores, both of which contain cocoa goodness. I later found out that the Frosted Strawberry was keptRead More →