South Africa is seeing a strong push from retailers into online shopping and same-day delivery space, with the likes of Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Checkers looking to capture a slice of this growing segment.
Retail group Checkers says another petrol price hike this week will mean it is cheaper to have groceries delivered than paying for travel costs to one of its stores.
The Shoprite Group has opened its first new format Checkers Foods supermarket in the Western Cape, targeting a smaller neighbourhood market compared to its existing regional stores.
As more people become digitally literate, online shopping has become a thriving market that many South African companies intend to adopt.
The Shoprite Group has entered into a joint venture with its existing Checkers Sixty60 logistics partner, the RTT Group in which both parties will own 50%.
The Shoprite Group has launched new smaller format Checkers Foods stores aimed at neighbourhoods.
South Africa's major supermarkets have all announced their shopping deals ahead of Black Friday 2021, which falls on Friday (26 November).
Retailer Checkers is launching its first standalone baby store, Little Me, in Drakenstein in the Western Cape. The group also plans to open a further six Little Me outlets in stores across the country before the end of 2021.