Whitey Basson
(CEO of Shoprite Holdings Limited)

Shoprite Holdings Limited is the largest consumer goods retail group in Africa with continued expansion on the continent, and the Indian Ocean islands. According to CEO Whitey Basson, the Group has managed to “derive the full benefit from the changes and improvements it had effected to its business model over the past several years” despite the South African economy experiencing what can best be described as muted recovery following the financial crisis of 2008/2009.

The food side of the business consists of four trading brands: Shoprite, Checkers, OK Franchise and Usave. Shoprite also owns OK Furniture.

Shoprite is a remarkably well-run business with tight central control over a vast and complex supply chain and a diverse range of trading brands – 200,000 product lines from over 5,000 suppliers distributed to over 1,000 supermarkets and just under 400 franchised outlets in 16 countries, incorporated into a central database and replenishment system.

Barney Rogut founded Shoprite in 1967 and the Group launched with the purchase of eight Cape-based supermarkets for R1 million in 1979. It was listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in 1986, purchased the Grand Bazaars group in 1990 and Checkers in 1991, thereby trebling its size overnight to 241 outlets and 22,600 staff... MORE

Shoprite stories in the

Shoprite  Showdown at the OK Corral

Something of an imbroglio – is that a word? – over at Shoprite, where The Big Red One is struggling to get minority shareholders to embrace the idea o...    MORE

Business Day 10/08/17

Shoprite  He has a cunning plan

So the Steinhoff deal is back on the table then, having been abandoned back in February. Heading back to the drawing board with a philosophical tug on...    MORE

IOL 07/08/17

Shoprite  Hanging tough

After grim tidings in trading updates from Woolies and Massmart last week, you were looking forward to Shoprite’s, weren’t you? Us too. However, at fi...    MORE

Ti Analyst 18/07/17

Shoprite  When we go low, they go high

In a time of lowered economic expectations and a stressed shopper base, the Shoprite Group are seeing growth in the affluent end of the market, and pl...    MORE

Business Day 20/06/17

HEAD OFFICE
Cnr. William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads
Brackenfell
Cape Town
7560

PO Box 215
Brackenfell
7561

TEL 021 980 4000
FAX 021 980 4050

WEBSITE
www.shopriteholdings.co.za 
www.shoprite.co.za
www.checkers.co.za
www.okfd.com
www.okfurniture.co.za
www.houseandhome.co.za