Choppies The Number One Ladies Retailer
“Who?”, you may ask, and you’d be wrong. Choppies is Botswana’s biggest retailer, expanding over the past two decades from a filling station and convenience store to a group of 41 stores covering every significant corner of that flat and arid paradise, and competing with the likes of Score, Shoprite and main rival SPAR, from which, we reported some years ago, it had snaffled a bunch of stores. Choppies has also made inroads into SA, with the opening of another 10 or so, in places like Koster and Lichtenburg. The flagship format is the Choppies Superstore, although further ventures into convenience or franchise are planned to serve the deeper rural locations, where the Botswana government is offering 200 million pula a year to 2016 in loans and tax incentives to intrepid retailers offering better quality food to these underserved areas.
Comment: Just thought you should know, that’s all.