Botswana’s retail giant, Choppies Group, has opened another supermarket outlet in Molepolole, its 62nd store.
Choppies is a well-known retail brand and is one of the fastest movers of consumer goods in the market, which commands 36 percent of the retail market share.
Choppies says the second store was to cater to the huge population of Molepolole, which stands at 66 thousand.
Officially opening the store, the Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri, said it is indeed one of the milestones that will go a long way in the transformation of convenient service delivery to those who stay in the community.
“The Choppies expansion strategy needs to be commended particularly as they are still on a mission to extend their services to some of the communities across Botswana,” said Matlhabaphiri.
Choppies already has 55 outlets trading in Botswana and 17 outlets in neighbouring South Africa.
Matlhabaphiri commended Choppies efforts towards Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
The official opening saw Choppies group donating four-wheel chairs to the Office of the President and food hampers to Annastice Centre as a gesture of their investment in community development.
Matlhabaphiri said Choppies store has also donated immensely to the presidential housing appeal with one of the houses being in Molepolole.
So far, Choppies is one of the largest private sector employers in the country with a total of 5,000 employees, 100 of those being people living with disabilities.
The Molepolole Choppies store has created employment for 120 employees, including 2 living with disabilities.
Matlhabaphiri encouraged all those employed by Choppies to hold fast to their jobs. The official opening of the store was graced by the Chief Executive Officer of the Choppies Group, Ramachandran Ottappath.