1 April 2022

Checkers is opening its first new format Checkers Foods supermarket in the Western Cape, bringing top quality food and exclusive brands to the historic town of Franschhoek.

The 1 000m² Checkers Foods store has a unique look-and-feel designed to honour the style and charm of Franschhoek and the architecture of the building in which it is located.

The store includes:

  • Freshly prepared sushi;
  • Exclusive brands such as Forage & Feast and Simple Truth;
  • A Meat Market with free range chicken and restaurant-quality steak;
  • A bakery with artisan breads;
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables;
  • A wine (pending liquor license approval) and cheese cellar;
  • Fresh flowers;
  • Starbucks; and
  • A Money Market counter.
Checkers Foods Franschhoek
At the opening of Checkers Foods Franschhoek. On the photo: Gesie van Deventer, Mayor of Stellenbosch Local Municipality; Reuben Riffel, Chef; Aviwe Malanga, Checkers Cashier; and Pieter Engelbrecht, Shoprite Holdings CEO.

 

“We are thrilled to have found the perfect venue for this store concept and have fine-tuned the product offering to appeal to and serve all our customers in the area. With this new Checkers supermarket, we have also created employment in the area at a critical time, given the high unemployment levels, with a staff complement of 71 including 51 women.”

- Willem Hunlun, COO of Checkers

 

The store is managed by Shaun Adams, who joined the retailer 12 years ago as a retail student and was fresh foods manager at Checkers Tokai.

Checkers Foods Franschhoek’s trading hours are:

Mondays to Sundays from 08:00 –20:00.

 

Take a virtual tour of Checkers Foods Franschhoek here: 

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