Shoprite opens new Swaziland store, helping job creation
Shoprite brings 150 jobs
NHLANGANO – Shoprite Checkers has added a stimulating effect to the economy of the small town of Nhlangano by availing about 150 jobs to locals.
The 150 employees will constitute staff for the retailer’s new outlet in Nhlangano as Shoprite- Checkers spreads its wings, adding to the growth of business in this burgeoning urban area.
The new store will be the second outlet in Nhlangano.
The company’s Corporate Communications Manager, Sarita van Wyk, said that it is all systems go for the opening of the new outlet, which is scheduled for June 20, 2013. “Shoprite has heard the call of consumers and will be bringing a world-class shopping experience at a lower cost to the doorsteps of the people of Nhlangano with the opening of a new Shoprite store.
“The supermarket will be located at the Zam Zam Shopping Centre along Masengula Street and will offer shoppers access to a wide range of quality products in a modern shopping environment,” she said.
Shoprite Nhlangano will cater for consumers’ daily, weekly and monthly food as well as household requirements with extensive ranges of groceries, non-foods and service departments such as a bakery, a fruit and vegetable department and a butchery.
For convenience, the store comes with a Money Market counter where many transactions can be concluded, such as airtime purchases.
A fully qualified pharmacist will also be available in the in-store pharmacy, MediRite, to attend to customers’ prescriptions, offer advice on the management of chronic medication, medication use, as well as other health related matters.
Van Wyk said all these services will make it cost-effective and timesaving to do shopping at Shoprite, since customers will get the opportunity to make use of all the services offered, under one roof.
Regarding job creation, Van Wyk said the company continuously aims to assist in creating jobs to contribute to the economy of the communities in which it trades.
In keeping with this approach, she said the new Shoprite will create employment opportunities for approximately 100 people from the surrounding area, as well as 50 more people in other contracted service related positions.
“Another contribution that Shoprite makes to the economy of Swaziland is that it procures as much stock as possible from local sources; especially fresh produce. The additional store will further boost local production,” she said.
As one of Africa’s largest food retailers, Shoprite believes that its success comes from offering all its customers well-known and trusted brands, as well as an extensive range of house brand items at the lowest possible prices.