One of the most popular supermarket in Nigeria is the Shoprite Nigeria Supermarkets. You must have asked yourself certain questions Like, Who owns Shoprite? An Individual? A group? Someone said he went there and it was looking magical!!, today we will discuss who the mysterious owner of the said supermarket is!..
‘The owner of the Shoprite Nigeria Supermarkets First of all, let’s start with the fact that we are not talking about a Nigerian company. Yes, that’s right, the Shoprite Nigeria Supermarkets are only a subsidiary of the Shoprite Holding Ltd, the South African retail firm. Since it was founded in 1979, it has become the largest food retailer in Africa. It is all over Africa (15 countries!) and has 2653 outlets with the headquarters in the Western Cape province. It has an insane amount of employees – 143,000! The company is also listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as the largest and oldest stock exchange in Africa. But the question is still in the air – who is the owner of this massively successful company?‘
Meet the owner of Shoprite, Mr Christo Wiese, a South African Billionaire. The outlets of the company The journey of Shoprite in Nigeria began in Victoria Island, Lagos.
This was the time when the first store of the Shoprite Nigeria Supermarkets was opened in the country. Then other subsidiaries were opened in: – Madagascar; – Angola; – Botswana; – Zambia; – Namibia; – Congo DR: – Mozambique; – Congo; – Ghana; – Swaziland; – Mauritius; – Lesotho.
The company has its supermarkets in Nigerian cities like Ilorin, Enugu, Ibadan, Onitsha, Abuja, Kano and many others. They do not just own the Shoprite supermarkets but also other brands like OK Foods, OK Grocers, Enjoy and others.
Now you know who owns the largest retail company in Nigeria and Africa. The company is still growing, and perhaps in the future, we will have more supermarkets and other franchising brands of the Shoprite Holdings Ltd.