Geographical Spread

 

Over the past 26 years, Shoprite's ongoing expansion beyond South Africa’s borders has been met with great success. Our extensive experience in key African markets has paved the way for us to continue growing in these untapped markets with additional stores being opened every year. Currently, 336 corporate and 39 franchise stores serve consumers in the 14 countries where we operate outside of South Africa. In each of these countries (Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)) Shoprite has created world-class supermarkets.

The Group actively empowers small local suppliers in virtually all the countries in which it does business in Africa for the delivery of a range of items, mainly fresh produce and perishable products. Most of these suppliers initially need assistance to meet the Group's requirements in terms of volumes and product specifications. To bring them to the required standard, the Group operates extensive support and development programmes aimed at assisting them to achieve the required standards and produce to our needs.

By opening stores across the continent, the Shoprite Group of Companies is also assisting with the upliftment programmes of other countries in Africa as we create both job and skills development opportunities. The Company currently provides employment to more than 21 000 local nationals in its non-South African operations.





DISTRIBUTION OF OPERATIONS





Africa Map
 
A. Corporate outlets

  Shoprite Checkers Checkers Hyper Usave OK Furniture OK Power Express OK
Dreams
House & Home Hungry Lion
South Africa 439 196 37 292 328
31 21 ​50 125
Angola 18
    11 8
    12
Botswana 6 1    5 8 2
1
​1 7
DRC 1        
Ghana 5
   
       
Lesotho 5     6
6
  2
Madagascar 9              
Malawi 4
    3        
Mauritius 3              
Mozambique 9
    7
   
Namibia 21
5   27 16    
​2 18
Nigeria  18
     1        
Swaziland 9
    6 7
 1   1
Uganda 2
             
Zambia 28
    1 7
    22
Total 577
202
37
355
387
35
22 53​ 187


B. Franchise stores

  OK Foods OK Grocer OK MiniMark OK Value Megasave Sentra Friendly Stores Friendly Liquor OK Express OK Liquor​
South Africa 28 63 64 23
17
51
31
3
5 35
Namibia 6 9
2 5 7
10
   
Total 34
72 66
28 24
61 31
3
5 35


C. Ancillary Services

  Shoprite LiquorShop Checkers LiquorShop Shoprite MediRite Checkers MediRite
South Africa 187 137 53 92
Angola     12
 
Namibia 9
1    
Swaziland     3  
Lesotho 1      
Total 197 138 68 92

Distribution of operatoins correct as at end June 2016.