Shoprite, Africa’s leading retailer is continuing to expand its footprints outside its traditional market, South Africa, opening its 40th outlet in Zambia.
Located at the Jacaranda Mall in Ndola, the new branch promises to continue with its legacy of low prices, offering a variety of products, in addition to sourcing 90% of its goods and services locally.
Unlike its other operations outside South Africa, which have been impacted by currency devaluations, supply issues and low consumer spending, Shoprite Zambia has been showcasing stellar performance with sales increasing by 15.8%, in the half-year period.
“The opening of our 40th Shoprite supermarket in Zambia is a very special occasion. We converted the store from an existing opposition store and opened it in the record time of just over one month. It normally takes about 5 months to open a new store,” said Charles Bota, General Manager of Shoprite Zambia.
More than 50% of Shoprite Zambia’s employees are women and 80% of jobs are occupied by youths aged 25 to 35 years.