We are passionate about supporting and growing small local producers.


Some of our success stories

Exclusive range of dolls to celebrate African children

Husband-and-wife team selling dolls exclusively in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets throughout South Africa.

Fado Art grows exponentially after signing with Checkers

By supplying to Checkers, the company’s annual turnover increased by 670%, and their staff complement grew from 2 to 50.

Passionate baker happy at the helm of Exquisite Cakes

Shanaaz Essa started Exquisite Cakes ten years ago baking four cakes and employing six people. Today she supplies 30 different types of cakes and biscuits, and employs 35 people.

Lesotho-based business wins big at Shoprite Supplier Awards

MG Commodities was named Shoprite Small Supplier of the Year at an annual award ceremony. The business started in 2008 approaching small shops directly, today they supplies rice and sugar beans to Shoprite and Usave stores in Lesotho.

Leap of faith pays off for Leanne Hansmann's bakery business

Leanne started The Little Cake Company to support herself and her children after her husband died. From supplying small stores in her community to supplying Checkers, she couldn't have grown her business without Shoprite buyer Dan Govender's guidance.

Growing a strong business by using mom's recipes

Ashraf Kader's business, Mia’s Food Corp, has grown from supplying Shoprite’s stores in KwaZulu-Natal 10 years ago to becoming a national supplier and employing 12 full-time staff members. He plans to add 7 more employees to his manufacturing facility.

From farm to table with Gideon Milling and Schoon Bakery

Gideon Milling and Schoon Bakery are bringing their hand-crafted products to millions of people thanks to their relationship with Checkers.

Wine business gets access to multiple markets

The family-owned wine producing, marketing and promoting business supplies wine to Shoprite Group supermarkets across Africa.

Shoprite partnership the perfect recipe for success

A partnership with the Shoprite Group enables Batter Master to grow its business nationally and help the community.