The Group maintains a large and diverse set of suppliers. We focus on building long-lasting relationships with suppliers through direct interaction and communication. We stimulate local manufacturing and work closely with small suppliers to get products compliant and up to required standards. The Group works with 1114 growers and 95% of fresh produce sourced locally, in support of the communities it serves.
A high percentage of the Group’s fresh produce suppliers are small and medium enterprises and in South Africa fresh produce worth more than R300 million is purchased from these suppliers annually.
The Group maintains several 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 providing transport for their products and reducing their travel time and costs.
Shoprite annually recognises suppliers for their support and collaborative approach toward the company’s business and their help to provide quality products and services at the lowest prices to its customers.
Get more details on the latest Supplier Awards here.