Africa’s largest FMCG retailer,Shoprite is exiting the Nigerian market as it begins the formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria,Shoprite’s operations in Nigeria saw a 6.7% decline in sales for the twelve months to June 2020, according to the group’s trading statement released today.
STATEMENT FROM SHOPRITE

“Following approaches from various potential investors, and in line with our re-evaluation of the Group’s operating model in Nigeria, the Board has decided to initiate a formal process to consider the potential sale of all, or a majority stake,…in Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Shoprite International Limited. As such, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be classified as a discontinued operation when Shoprite reports its results for the year.”

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