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Driven by an inherent culture of innovation, this includes implementing new ideas, sourcing world-class products, or providing dynamic services, such as our award-winning Checkers Sixty60 app, or our Computicket virtual grocery vouchers that enabled hundreds of people to buy food for each other safely and securely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some other key innovations currently being investigated or used by the Group include computer vision, augmented reality, smart robotics, intelligent paperless solutions, advanced video-conferencing solutions and much more.
Read through some of our more recent articles focussing on innovation:
Checkers has unveiled a new premium range called Forage & Feast, which is being endorsed by South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.
Checkers Hyper has a newly revamped supermarket in the Cape Town suburb of Brackenfell, which has now become one of the group’s flagship branches. The state-of-the-art Checkers Hyper Brackenfell promises a world-class shopping experience with a strong emphasis on fresh food and convenience.
It’s official: Checkers is South Africa’s best grocery store and supermarket brand as voted by readers of The Star in their annual 2020 Star Readers’ Choice Awards.
Checkers FreshX Stellenbosch this week opened the Western Cape’s first in-store Starbucks.
Checkers FreshX is bringing a world-class coffee experience to its customers through a new partnership with the globally-recognised and much-loved coffee brand, Starbucks.
Within just 72 hours, more than 1 million customers have already joined the new Shoprite Xtra Savings programme.
On average 400 customers per minute have signed up for a Shoprite Xtra Savings card since Monday, 12 October.
Shoprite and Checkers “planet” bags, made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic, have come out top in a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) study of grocery carrier bags in terms of environmental and socio-economic performance.
Checkers has won four awards at the 2020/21 Marketing Achievement Awards.
Checkers yesterday launched its Sixty60 on demand one-hour grocery delivery service in the Northern Cape for the first time.
Checkers Sixty60 was recently recognised as one of Memeburn’s best apps of 2020 - the apps were those who helped to manage the stress and chaos of lockdowns and social distancing.
South Africans have a chance to win amazing prizes including PlayStation 5’s and R6 060 Sixty60 credit by simply spotting Checkers Sixty60 vans.
Checkers Sixty60 picked up a gold award in the Service Design category at the 2020 Loerie Awards.
Checkers Sixty60 has won the 2020 BCX Digital Innovation Awards, which recognises excellence in digital innovation in the corporate category.
The Checkers Sixty60 app is the winner of the People’s Choice Award and the Best Enterprise Solution at the 2020 MTN Business App of the Year Awards.
Since the start of lockdown, Checkers Sixty60 has created 800 new jobs to meet the increased demand for this service. With delivery in as little as 60 minutes, at a fee of just R35, it is South Africa's fastest and cheapest on demand grocery delivery service.
Checkers this week launched its Sixty60 on-demand one-hour grocery delivery service in the Eastern Cape and Free State.
Computicket, which launched virtual grocery vouchers to help people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic, has sold almost 200 000 vouchers valued at over R50 million since the start of the lockdown.
The Shoprite Group has launched its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), called k’nect mobile, offering competitive rates and several other rewards to customers. In a world where data access is a necessity, this move also means the Shoprite Group is now truly a one-stop-shop for its customers.
Customers can now deposit cash directly onto their bank card at the till point in any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave store.
In the latest of a string of financial services innovations at the Shoprite Group, customers will now be able to replace FNB Easy account bank cards in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets across the country.
A number of innovative new online services recently launched by the Shoprite Group have been making life a whole lot easier. And the good news is, they’re here to stay - even beyond the national lockdown.
Distributing virtual instead of physical vouchers are a speedy and secure way to reach the hundreds of thousands of people in need since lockdown and will assist the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to roll out food assistance at scale after President Ramaphosa’s announcement last night.
South Africans who want to reach out and help fellow citizens who are economically destitute, in a time where physical contact is severely restricted due to the lockdown, can now buy virtual vouchers via an electronic funds transfer (EFT).
The Shoprite Group’s customers can now pay for groceries with their phones as the retailer continues to find new ways to keep its stores, customers and employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To enable customers to help those in need during the national lockdown, the Shoprite Group via its affiliate Computicket has launched virtual vouchers which can be redeemed at any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave supermarket nationwide.
Shoprite will be the first supermarket to offer an OUTbonus, following a partnership between Africa’s largest food retailer and OUTsurance, to bring consumers more accessible and affordable insurance products.
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