Checkers (supermarket chain)

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Industry Retailing
Headquarters Cape Town, South Africa
Area served
South Africa
Products groceries, beauty products, homeware and financial services

Checkers is a FMCG retailer owned by Shoprite Holdings that operates in Southern Africa. Checkers currently has 36 Checkers Hypers and 201 Checkers supermarkets operating in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia. The supermarket chain focuses more strongly on fresh produce and offers a wider range of choice food items to a more affluent clientele (LSM 8-10). Norman Herber, the chair of Greatermans department stores, was the founder of Checkers. The firm was later expanded and made successful by Raymond Ackerman. The Checkers supermarket chain is part of the Shoprite Group.

Store Types[edit]

  • Checkers
  • Checkers Hyper
  • Checkers Liquor Shop


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