Shoprite ends Kenya expansion, plans retreat from the country

    Leaving the East African country after opening its first store there more than two years ago. By Nqobile Dludla, Reuters 8 Sep 2020  08:43 Image: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg Shoprite Holdings plans to sell or close its remaining two stores in Kenya by the end of December, leaving the East African country two years after entering it. The supermarket group has been reviewing its long-term options in Africa as currency devaluations, supply problems and weak consumer spending in Angola, Nigeria and Zambia have weighed on earnings. “Kenya has continued to underperform relative to…

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Unfit for human consumption’: Canned pilchards products recalled by manufacturer

  The manufacturing company explained that there might be a ‘canning deficiency’ and there is a possibility that some customers might have bought an affected tin. West Point Processors announced on Saturday that customers who bought pilchards in tomato sauce 400g tins recently must be returned for a refund due to the canned product being “unfit for human consumption”. “Because consumer safety is our top priority, we wish to recall some pilchards in tomato sauce products,” the company said in a statement. The manufacturing company explained that there might be…

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Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with the Shoprite Group

DURBAN – Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multimillion-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…

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Shoprite sees Eastern Europe as potential market

27 AUGUST 2017 – 00:08 PALESA VUYOLWETHU TSHANDU On the drive to Shoprite’s new distribution centre at Cilmor in Brackenfell, Cape Town, two Shoprite trucks are seen heading for Langa and Nyanga townships, two of the many emerging-market communities that form part of the group’s largest market. But as the group’s expansion in previously disadvantaged communities becomes saturated, industry pundits are asking; “Where can they go to from here?” And it seems that the answer may be … Eastern Europe. Newly appointed Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht, who has been in the…

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