The Shoprite Group of Companies has expanded beyond the borders of the country to become the largest retailer on the African continent, well positioned to be a global player of note.
The Group is a proud corporate citizen contributing continuously to the wellbeing of the country and its people. The Company has not only invested heavily in everyday low prices, but also in supporting projects aimed at the disadvantaged sectors of the Group’s customer base. The Company prides itself on an admired social-investment programme, which led to the Group being voted as the most-loved retail brand in the country. The Group’s Social responsibility programme focuses on the needs of women, children, and the elderly in communities in which it does business.
- Pretty things for little things
More than 22 444 unique hand-made articles were entered for the Pretty Things for Little Things project presented by Age-in-Action and sponsored by Shoprite and Checkers.
- Toy 4 Toy
Shoprite and Checkers annually present the Toy 4 Toy Campaign that urges customers to donate new or used toys to needy children.
- Strokes of Genius
Strokes of Genius School Art Competition
- RSG/KKNK book Collection
The campaign has through the years collected and distributed more than a million books, and in 2012 the public’s generous donations saw a 56 404 books amassed! These books are distributed to needy schools, libraries and organizations throughout South Africa to help increase the level of literacy in the country.
- Mobile Soup kitchens
The Shoprite feeding program aims to distribute meals of nutritional soup and bread to the poorest communities in South Africa to alleviate the plight of especially children and senior citizens, as well as the thousands of people affected by job losses.
- Cuppa for CANSA
Each year during the month of June, our Cuppa for Cansa promotion supports the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) in its fight against cancer. Shoprite and Checkers facilitates Cuppa’s in its stores countrywide during June, and donate the proceeds of all in-store Cuppa events to CANSA.
Shoprite is committed to helping those in need. Apart from all the community projects that is supported and funded by the Shoprite Group, we also donate a large amount of financial aid as well as products to those who are in need. Shoprite has donated millions of rands to causes across the country and has supported more than 7000 initiatives in various communities. It’s just one of the ways in which we help change lives.