Choppies Supermarkets news

19 December 2019
As Choppies announces further market exits and Jumia says it is closing its operations in Rwanda and the latter investigates opportunities in other revenue streams, we round up news from the region. Choppies to exit three further countries Choppies will exit Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania, an announcement that follows its recent decision to sell its operations in South Africa . The compa...
04 December 2019
As South Africa-based Pick n Pay rolls out packaging-free zones, Botswana-based Choppies sells its operations in South Africa and Kenya’s Quickmart increases the pace of its expansion, we round up news from the region. Pick n Pay trials packaging-free zone Pick n Pay has added a packaging-free zone at its Constantia store in Cape Town. The zone comes after the retailer trialled ‘nude wall...
29 November 2019
Following initiatives from South Africa-based Checkers, Pick n Pay, results from the same country’s Woolworths and reports of Carrefour’s market entry into Uganda, we round up news from the region. Checkers launches one-hour delivery option Checkers is set to introduce a one-hour delivery option under the Sixty60 brand name. Initially launched at selected stores in the Western Cape and Gaut...
15 August 2019
After a challenging period that has been shrouded in speculation, Botswana-based Choppies has announced contrasting developments for its operations in Kenya and South Africa. Choppies enjoys positive outcome in Kenya… According to reports, Choppies has signed an agreement with the Association of Kenya Suppliers (AKS) that will see it clear outstanding supplier payments worth an estimated KE...
26 April 2018
As South Africa-based Pick n Pay sets out its strategic investment plans for 2018 and Massmart looks positively on potential developments for the year ahead and Botswana-based Choppies announces H1 results, we round up news from the region. Pick n Pay to put focus on smaller stores… Following its positive full year results Pick n Pay’s chief executive, Richard Brasher, has said the reta...
01 November 2017
The chief executive of Botswana-based Choppies, Ramachandran Ottapathu, has said the retailer is looking at growing its presence in the country strongly in the next three years. Fast paced expansion expected Ottapathu said that Choppies was looking to open between 20 and 25 new stores by 2020, growing its presence from the 11 it operates in Kenya as of November 2017. Choppies entered the Ke...
15 May 2017
After the recent launch of Shoprite’s ‘Made in Nigeria’ campaign, we round up what African retailers across the region are doing to support local buying. Nigeria: Shoprite and Spar Shoprite launched its ‘Made in Nigeria’ campaign in March this year. It aims to source over 80% of products locally. Elsewhere, Spar supports small businesses by allowing them to showcase products in one of its...
04 April 2017
Despite difficulties in the region, Choppies is planning to continue its expansion throughout Africa. The strategy is aimed at increasing long term profitability. Plans for new stores Choppies’ expansion encompasses many countries, the most recent of which was its first store in Mozambique. The Tete store was opened in January of this year. Two more stores are planned to be opened in 2017, ...
15 March 2017
Botswana-based Choppies has announced first half results saying revenue rose 34% to BWP4.7 bn (US$445.4m), driven by a 37% increase in stores, to 202, and a 36% increase in selling space, to 290,968 sq. m. Performance aided by like-for-like sales growth Like-for-like sales rose 3.0%, which the retailer said was driven solely by an increase in basket size, with footfall remaining flat on the y...
30 January 2017
After announcing mixed results as part of its 2016 annual results, when it said like-for-like sales fell by 4.5%, Botswana-based Choppies has said that it will continue to expand across all countries in which it operates. Targeting 250 stores The retailer’s chief executive, Ram Ottapathu, is quoted as saying that it is aiming to operate 250 stores by the end of its 2017 financial year, up f...