South Africa | Shoprite opens its first pet store

Supermarket chain Shoprite has opened its first pet store, the group confirmed on Tuesday.

The store is called Petshop Science, the group said on Tuesday.

The pet store opened its doors in April at just one location. Petshop Science can be found close to the Checkers Hyper Brackenfell in Fairbridge Mall in Cape Town.

The first Petshop Science store in Cape Town. Photo: Ricky Pet Products

Shoprite said more details on potential expansion in the future will be released in due course.

According to the Flux Trends consumer research group, South Africans spend between R300 million and R600 million on pet food per year.

Shoprite's Supermarkets RSA business, which comprises the Shoprite, Usave, Checkers, and Checkers Hyper brands, saw 22 months of uninterrupted market share gains, according to the group's results for the six months ended 27 December 2020.

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