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Shoprite Checkers food safety requirements for applying to become a supplier:
All legal and statutory requirements shall be adhered to and applicable to the country in which their product are destined to be sold in; i.e. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), Uganda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The following is required:
To supply us in South Africa, the following is required:
All Shoprite Checkers food products shall comply with the following:
All prospective suppliers need to adhere to international conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, National Traffic Acts, etc) pertaining to hazardous goods.
If you meet all the above requirements, please contact us to set up an interview (personal or telephonic) with one of our experienced buyers (food safety approval does not guarantee supplier registration):
Contact: Edible, Non-Edible Groceries and Fresh Foods
If your product / service is accepted by our buying department, you will receive the necessary application forms and list of mandatory documentation to return to us.
Suppliers will be required to sign our Supplier Trading Agreement, Standard Terms and Conditions of Supply and submit all supporting documents to the relevant buyer. At this point, the supplier will require:
New suppliers will receive a copy of the Shoprite Trade Creditor Guidelines to ensure that they know how to transact with us and to use the Business to Business (B2B) Supplier Portal.
The relevant buyer will inform you if the application to become a supplier was successful. If your application has been approved, you will receive a supplier number which you use to register on the Business to Business (B2B) Supplier Portal. You will only be able to register on the portal once you have been allocated a supplier number.
You are welcome to contact us should you require any further information or clarity.
It is a requirement that all suppliers, approved to trade with the Shoprite Group, provide us with their B-BBEE status/certificate. Please note that this information must be provided even if you are currently not B-BBEE compliant.
We have adopted an online capturing system via our Business to Business (B2B) Supplier Portal that must be completed on an annual basis. Suppliers are required to complete a form and upload their B-BBEE certificate or affidavit*.
* For businesses that qualify as Exempted Micro Enterprises (EME’s) or Black Owned Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSE’s) in terms of the B-BBEE act, are not required to present a B-BBEE certificate. These businesses must complete an Affidavit, signed by a Commissioner of Oaths, and upload to the B2B/Supplier Portal it instead of the B-BBEE certificate.