Most people don’t even know who is the owner of Shoprite Nigeria Supermarkets. If you are looking for answer to that question, then you are at the right page.
Please note that Shoprite isn’t a Nigerian company. Shoprite Nigeria is just the subsidiary of Shoprite Holdings Ltd, a popular South African retail firm founded in 1979 by South African Billionaire Mr Christo Wiese.
Shoprite Nigeria owner, Mr Christo Wiese thought it wise to start operations in 2005, with its first store opened at Victoria Island in Lagos. The company also have subsidiaries in Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Angola, Congo DR, Ghana, Congo, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mauritius, and other African countries.
Shoprite is the largest retail chain of grocery stores in Africa. The company has also branches in many other Nigerian major cities like, Onitsha, Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Ilorin, Kano, Ibadan, amongst others. It was rumored that Shoprite will still expand to more 20 states in Nigeria by January 2015.
Now you know the Answer to the owner of Shoprite Holdings Ltd, Mr, Christo Wiese, A South African.