Based on the growing demand for formal retail as well as their close proximity to the Botswana-based supermarket and general retailer, Choppies has announced plans to expand its operations into Tanzania in 2015.
According to Choppies’ 2014 Annual Report, the retailer has a proven record of regional expansion which will be beneficial as they confirmed new sites in both Zambia and Tanzania for 2015.
“Going forward Choppies has set its sights on Zambia, Namibia and Tanzania,” reads the report, “In Tanzania site identification is ongoing and operations should commence in the second half of the current financial year.”
Choppies was established nearly 15 years ago and in that time has grown from two locations to more than 120 outlets in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
While many investors thought Zimbabwe to be politically and economically unstable, Choppies expanded their operations in the country to include 18 locations within the first 18 months of entering the Zimbabwean retail market.