Shoprite says it mentors small businesses to help them thrive

For small businesses to thrive, they need all the support from other businesses who can play a big brother role to show them the ropes.

The Shoprite Group says it plays a mentoring role in support of small businesses offering them opportunities within it stable.

Lunga Schoeman, Shoprite's spokesperson for CSI talks about what they are doing to ensure smaller businesses survive and thrive.

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The Group takes this responsibility very importantly and we go out of our way to ensure that we support those who support us.

Lunga Schoeman, spokesperson for CSI - Shoprite Group

We offer access to market. You can provide the training and resources to SMMEs but if you can't provide an opportunity to sell their products then it becomes a little bit fruitless.

Lunga Schoeman, spokesperson for CSI - Shoprite Group

We do this on the premise of holding hands with communities. We do a bit of training to be able to provide retailers of our size.

Lunga Schoeman, spokesperson for CSI - Shoprite Group

To hear the rest of the conversation with Lunga Schoeman, listen below:


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