Oct 30, 2017
A new state-of-the-art Shoprite Mansa supermarket reopened its doors last week following a devastating fire in 2016.
- Charles Bota, General Manager of Shoprite Zambia
A fire forced the closure of Shoprite Mansa in October 2016 and in a bid to continue serving the community and to save the jobs of its employees, Shoprite opened a smaller temporary store just four weeks later and swiftly began the rebuilding process.
- Charles Bota
Shoprite introduced Zambia to world-class shopping through its core business promise of lower prices when the supermarket chain first opened in Lusaka in 1995.
Today Africa’s largest food retailer employs almost 4 000 staff members across 34 stores in Zambia.
Shoprite is also firmly committed to the communities in which it operates and partners, for example, with Zambian farmers who produce 85% of its fruit and vegetable supplies.
As a business with heart, Shoprite continues to operate its mobile soup kitchen programme to feed learners in Zambia and helps to build sustainable food gardens to relieve hunger.