Ahhh, Ballito. The waving palms, the shimmering cane fields, the dolphins at play in the deep blue waves of the Indian Ocean, the matriculants getting hammered on daddy’s coin at Rage. The new Checkers. And what a Checkers! Promising to elevate the consumer experience through its world class in-store services, the stores boasts several well-appointed value-adds, like Cheese World, offering 400 cheeses from around the world, a sit-down café, a sushi bar (the first in KZN), a hot and cold foods deli, a bakery and a LiquorShop. A fully-appointed Money Market, where you can get everything from a cash transfer to a Gold Circle ticket to see Shakira, if she happened to be headed this way.
Comment: Shoprite was an early passenger on the value-added train, and seems to have upgraded to first class recently.