Mokhotlong – Shoprite has opened a new store in Mokhotlong in a bid to explore new markets and take services closer to the nation.
Shoprite Regional Administration Manager Mr. Boipuso Adonts’i said following long-term market research, they have spotted market potential in Mokhotlong as the best place to expand their operations.
Mr. Adonts’i added that Mokhotlong residents do not have access to fresh products as it is one of the remotest locations hence the decision to target the district as their market destination, saying it is also another way of distributing the economy countrywide, as they have created job opportunities for local people.
Mokhotlong District Administrator Mr. Molefe Mpesi said they are grateful to witness such development in the district saying it is also a sign of growth, as Shoprite has played a significant role of addressing the high rate of unemployment by creating jobs for many locals.
One of the shoppers, Mr. Remaketse Sefeane said they are delighted to have a shop which provide a wide variety of products under one roof, while another shopper Mrs. ‘Maqetelo Ts’oanelo said the shop is convenient especially since it arrived around the festive season.