Choppies Opens Store In Bobonong

source: Mmegi
By Mqondisi Dube
Correspondent

BOBONONG: Choppies chain stores now have 45 branches countrywide, following the opening of another supermarket in Bobonong last Friday.

While the opening of the chain store is seen as a threat to the survival of small and medium retailers, Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Shaw Kgathi believes such businesses should be innovative to survive competition. He said at the official opening of the supermarket that retailers should be commended for serving the Bobirwa community before the supermarket came.

He said the opening of a Choppies supermarket in Bobirwa should provide healthy competition among entrepreneurs. “The outlook in the coming in of Choppies should be a product of healthy competition. They (other retailers) should exploit lower prices to enhance their business, therefore, they should not close down,” Kgathi said.

He said other retailers in the village should come up with new strategies [continue reading]



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