13 April 2023

Checkers Food Services (CFS), a leading wholesale supplier in Gauteng and the Western Cape, has rebranded to Red Star Wholesale Catering Services and expanded its delivery network to include KwaZulu-Natal. 

With an extended range of more than 8 000 quality products and a new e-commerce ordering platform, Red Star Wholesale services thousands of hospitality and catering businesses. It provides free delivery on orders over R1 000 and delivers six days a week – Monday to Saturday – using fully refrigerated, temperature-controlled vehicles.  

Through its new distribution centre in Pinetown, Red Star Wholesale now offers delivery to the following areas in KwaZulu-Natal: Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Bluff, Chatsworth, Durban CBD, Durban North, Hillcrest, Pinetown and Umhlanga. 

Red Star Wholesale and Catering Services trucks. Checkers Food Services, now Red Star Wholesale, expands delivery network.

Products available for order include fresh fruit & vegetables, cleaning & packaging materials, quality butchery meat, frozen foods, groceries, beverages including liquor and wine as well as chilled perishables with over 400 cheeses. There is also an exclusive CaterClassic range of more than 100 products, including meat, condiments, tinned food, dried fruit and nuts. 

“Products are of good quality, and the products are delivered in very good condition,” 

- Adrienne Mowat of The Green Room, a restaurant in Kommetjie in the Western Cape.

An additional value-add, Red Star Wholesale customers can apply for a Business Buying Card that entitles them to 2.5% off all purchases any Shoprite, Checkers, and Checkers Hyper supermarkets, as well as LiquorShop and House & Home stores. Payment is 30 days from statement with no interest or admin fees. 

Note:  “Red Star” refers to a grading scale well known within the hospitality and catering industry, and it speaks to the Shoprite Group’s commitment to providing a world-class service and product range at wholesale prices. The logo resembles a cloche, commonly used in the hotel trade, while the corkscrew and cutlery icons are a homage to the range of products offered by Red Star Wholesale.