Shoprite, a South African multipurpose retail store group, has concluded plans to unveil a new outlet in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, to take the number of its operational outlets to six in the country.
The new Shoprite outlet located within the newly built Kwara Mall, would be commissioned later this month.
The store is a joint venture between Kwara State Government and Persianas Group, owners of the Palms Shopping Mall in Victoria Island, Lagos, as well as Polo Parks, Enugu.
The store, when commissioned, according the Human Resources Manager, Adeola Kagho will create sustainable employment opportunities in the state.
Kagho said the Ilorin outlet would create approximately 200 direct jobs and over 1,000 indirect employment for the people of Ilorin and environs.
Compared to the Palms Shopping Mall outlet, the Ilorin store will boast of 3,700m2 shopping space, and will also have some international brands such as KFC and Max Clothing neighbours.
Apart from job creation, the store has already begun discussions with local farmers and suppliers to ensure efficient delivery of products and services.
In another development, the brand, for the first time, has extended it corporate social responsibility initiative- Help-Change-A-Life campaign to the state by donating shopping groceries worth thousands of naira to Kwara State Children Centre.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012