History

Choppies was established in the town of Lobatse in Botswana in 1986 and a massive expansion effort was begun in 2003, with new stores opening throughout the outskirts of Gaborone. The development was also extended to Botswana's densely populated districts. The Group's past is one of incredible growth, which bodes well for the future.

1986

Choppies established; Wayside Supermarket opened

1993

Opened second store

1999

Opened first store in Gaborone – Friendly Grocer

2003

October – Choppies brand restored and all stores consolidated into a single brand

2008

Choppies commenced operation in South Africa; first store opened

2012

Listing on the BSE

2013

Choppies commenced operation in Zimbabwe

2014

Opened distribution centres in South Africa and Zimbabwe

2015

Secondary listing on the JSE

2016

Choppies commenced operation in Zambia and Kenya

2017

Opened stores in Tanzania and Mozambique

2019

September – Board removed by shareholders and new Board formed

2019/2020

Divestment from South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania

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