To counteract rising prices, the Shoprite Group has announced that it is actively taking steps to make sure that financially-pressed customers can afford to eat – even if they have just R5 in their pockets.
The retailer said that there are currently more than 1,000 products available in its stores for R5 or less, adding that over 13,000 of the group’s products are currently selling at lower prices than last year.
“For less than R5, customers are able to buy a range of bakery, deli, fruit and veg as well as grocery products. A chicken hotdog, a fried egg and tomato sandwich or soup and igwinya (vetkoek) are all available for under R5 at Shoprite delis,” it said.
“With unemployment at a staggering 27.2% and economic growth expectations at barely more than 1% for 2018, it is clear that more consumers are experiencing severe financial difficulty, and food scarcity is a growing concern.”
Other items you can buy for R5 or less include:
- 18 different deli meals such as pap, sweetcorn on a stick or a boiled egg and igwinya combo.
- Bakery items, including 600g in-house bakery bread, a muffin, hamburger roll, scone and more.
- Everyday groceries, including 73g Maggi 2min noodles, 50g Pot O’ Gold peanut butter, 150g Morvite porridge, 50g Knorr chicken soup, etc.