Choppies Supermarkets in Kenya is undergoing a cycle that will give it an opportunity for a major take-off, its management has told the media. The supermarket, with more than 15 branches in the country, said it was facing some minor hiccups that should not worry its customers and suppliers.
It said the business was on a path that would lead it to a flourishing landscape, thereby offering local supermarkets stiff competition. “Whatever is being seen today at Choppies is a preparatory stage for a significant presence in Kenya. We have dedicated shareholders with high liquidity that will give us an edge over our competitors,” a senior manager said.
The supermarket with roots in Botswana landed in Kenya with a bang a few years ago, and has been credited for the provision of high quality goods at affordable rates in the market.
Despite claims that it was facing some operational challenges in Kenya, the management has been adamant, insisting that it has not experienced any delays in the payment of its pending bills. “Our suppliers have faith in our business, and so far, no supplier has severed ties with Choppies. We expect this relationship to grow stronger in the coming days as Choppies stocks more products in its shelves in its outlets countrywide.”
The retailer assured that none of its branches would be closed as alleged in some sections of the media. It explained that Choppies shareholders have confidence in the Kenyan market, which coupled with the group liquidity strength that we enjoy, we expect our business to grow stronger through a wider and high quality supply of products.