Thrupps Automobile-pilots will be thrilled!
Whohohoh! Woohoooh! Beloved family-owned Illovo supermarket Thrupps is busting out and hitting the big time, in a forecourt partnership with Total and Mugg n Bean that would see the marmalade-scented glory that is the Thrupps brand available to deserving punters at forecourts across the face of The Beloved Country. SPAR, you will recall, has been wooed and snapped up by Shell, Pick n Pay by BP, Woolies by Engen and FVC by Caltex, putting Thrupps squarely in the big league, without having to put up an actual store in La Lucia or Constantia. The pilot opens next month in Bedfordview, regaling the peckish traveller with services including a bakery, hot food selection, pre-prepared and made-to-order cold food, salads, fresh produce, a delicatessen range, fresh flowers, and a limited high-end grocery and commodity convenience product range.
Comment: The Dingley’s of the supermarket universe makes its move, just 122 years after launching.