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Shoprite to pay South African customers for reusing plastic bags

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Shoprite Holdings, South Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, said on Tuesday it would pay customers for reusing its newly introduced recyclable bag as it joined domestic rivals in efforts to curb plastic pollution.

Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Supermarkets have come under increased pressure to cut their use of plastic as images of littered oceans and beaches become commonplace, shocking both consumers and shareholders.

South Africa does not have a law banning plastic bags. However, to reduce littering and discourage customers from buying them, South Africa increased the plastic bag levy in April by 50 percent to 12 cents per bag.

Shoprite said every time a customer reuses its new 100 percent recycled…

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Checkers vs Shoprite vs Spar vs Pick n Pay vs Makro

With a VAT hike to 15% on the horizon, South African consumers will be keeping an eye on the prices of the favourite brands, while retailers continue to market themselves as the best option for tightening budgets.

In a recent 702 radio interview regarding its latest financial results, Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht claimed that the group’s chains were known to be the cheapest.

Consumer price watchdog and comparison site, Retail Price Watch, has tested this claim by looking at the average price of a basket of 10 national brands (brands stocked by all stores) across Shoprite, Checkers (both members of the Shoprite Group), Pick n Pay, Spar and Makro, in stores around the country.

The website also tracked price changes of those brands between February 2017 and February 2018 to see…

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