Nov 19, 2002
“The Shoprite Group of Companies extends its commitment to offer the people of Africa basic commodities at the lowest prices, to Mauritius with the opening of the supermarket group’s first Hyper store on the island on 14 November,” General Manager: Marketing, Brian Weyers, announced today.
“The opening of Shoprite Hyper Trianon, one of two anchor tenants of the Trianon Shopping Park situated on the St Jean Roundabout in Quatre Bornes, will realise a significant new age of shopping convenience for local consumers. It will address the shopping needs of the diverse community and bring with it exciting new career opportunities
“Our 8 000 m² Hyper store in Trianon, the largest on the island, will offer local consumers a comprehensive range of groceries, household items and fresh food products. What sets Shoprite apart from other food retailers in Mauritius is the fact that we can offer consumers lower prices due to our well-established distribution system throughout the African continent and the Group’s buying power.
“Shoprite Hyper Trianon also benefits from Shoprite’s solid infrastructure supported by advanced information technology systems which have been successfully established and expanded over the seven years that the Group’s non-RSA operations have been developed in 12 countries on the African continent.
“The Group is driven by the belief that an investment in the future growth of Mauritius does not end with the consumers we serve, but also includes the development of the people who propel the company’s success.
“To this end, personnel drawn from the local community will gain from comprehensive training programmes. Shoprite Hyper Trianon provides employment opportunities for 250 employees. The management team running the store will initially all be South African, but a large part of their responsibility will include the training of Mauritian employees to fill their positions in due course.
“We are very exited about our Company’s development in the Indian Ocean islands, and are already investigating further expansion opportunities in Mauritius,” Weyers concluded.