In a move that has brought positive change to the KwaZulu-Natal community, Shoprite and Checkers opened stores in the same mall on the same day. This is the first time this has happened in the area, and it has had an immediate impact.
The new Checkers store in oThongathi Mall has created 42 job opportunities, providing much-needed employment to the local community. The store offers a wide variety of fresh food departments, including a Meat Market with free range chicken and restaurant-quality steak, Fish Shop, Hot & Cold Foods Deli, Bakery with artisan bread, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Wine section, and Coffee Bar.
The Shoprite supermarket, the second in the town, created jobs for 80 people, providing a boost to the local economy. Customers can look forward to the same everyday low prices the retailer is known for, with the new store catering for all customers’ daily, weekly and monthly food and household requirements, including a Meat Market, Hot and Cold Foods Deli, Bakery, and fresh Fruit & Vegetables.
Both supermarkets offer convenient shopping experiences, with the Checkers having a total of 14 pay points, including three express tills, and the Shoprite boasting 15 pay points, including four express tills. Customers can also save time by making use of an in-store Money Market counter, where they can access services such as money transfers, buying lotto tickets, paying municipal bills, topping up data, airtime or electricity, purchasing gift cards or savings stamps, and buying bus, airline or event tickets.
The impact of these new stores on the local community is clear. With over 100 new jobs created, families will benefit from a more stable income and the local economy will receive a boost. Trading hours at both supermarkets are Mondays to Sundays from 08:00 – 20:00, providing convenient access to essential goods and services.
Overall, the opening of the new Shoprite and Checkers stores in KwaZulu-Natal has had a positive impact on the community, providing new job opportunities and convenient access to a variety of goods and services.