Dec 3, 2012
The Shoprite Group of Companies paid tribute to their suppliers at its 2012 Supplier Awards held in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 1 December. This glamorous ceremony, held annually, provides an opportunity for the Group to recognise suppliers for their unstinting support and collaborative approach toward the company’s business during the past year.
Suppliers who are nominated for this prestigious accolade are evaluated on criteria such as the extent to which they had contributed towards the supermarket group’s growth and improved earnings, their stockholding and service levels, the efficiency of their administration processes, and the manner in which they provide support at store level i.e. the frequency of merchandiser visits to the stores. The criteria also vary according to the requirements and demands of the different award categories.
The suppliers who were honoured in their respective categories are:
Confectionery and Beverages: Trenton Chapman, Snackworks, a division of National Brands
Contractor/ Service Provider: Jakes Ludek, Temp-Rite Refrigeration
Perishables and Service Departments: Deon Calthorpe, Willowton Group
Fruit and Vegetables: Grant Smuts, Smuts Brothers Agri (Pty) Ltd
Ambient Groceries: Riaan van Wyk, Bokomo Foods
Toiletries: Morné Swanepoel, Johnson & Johnson
Non-Foods: Sam Pickering-Dunn, Staedtler South Africa
Furniture: Nu-World Industries (Pty) Ltd
Housebrand/Private Labels: Hennie Kleynhans, Coega Dairy
Upcoming Suppliers: Henri Venter, Alette's Rusks
Liquor: Helen Kock, Distell
Meat Markets: Ettienne Bestbier, Triple A Beef
Mr Renier van Rooyen was presented with the CEO’s Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution towards the Shoprite Group. When Pep launched its foray into food and groceries with the Shoprite acquisition in 1979, Mr Basson was made the Managing Director by the then Pep Chairman (and founder), Mr van Rooyen.