The Shoprite Group maintains a large and diverse group of suppliers. We focus on building long-lasting relationships with suppliers through direct interaction and communication. Shoprite works with over 1 000 growers and sources more than 90% of all products locally, in support of the communities it serves.
A high percentage of Shoprite’s fresh produce suppliers are small and medium enterprises and in South Africa more than half of the suppliers deliver on contracts worth less than R500 000 a year.
Shoprite maintains a number of small enterprise development initiatives to develop and grow suppliers in local communities. Our continued significant investment in supply chain infrastructure, also assists these suppliers by reducing their travel time and costs.
Our ongoing support of upcoming farmers creates jobs and grows local economies. Watch some of these stories here: