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Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Namaskar: 3:06am On Sep 06, 2019
We have been witnessing improved sales and high influx of customers in our store since Shoprite was shut down in Akure due to the protest by some youths.


Some Supermarkets and stores in Akure, Ondo State, are now profiting heavily from the closure of popular mall, Shoprite, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report. 

It was observed that impatient customers have begun seeking other means to purchase items in the state by approaching supermarkets and street stores in the city.

Our correspondent, who visited several supermarkets across Akure on Thursday, discovered how customers were trooping in constantly to purchase various items.

Though there have been complains by consumers over the cost of items in many of the supermarkets and stores visited by our correspondent, the crowd in those places did not reduce for the most part of the day.

Manager of one of the stores in the city, Abimbola Chukwudi, told SaharaReporters that they indeed sales had increased for them since the Shoprite outlet in Akure was shut down.

According to her, they were currently overwhelmed with the influx of customers and wish business can remain like this for them.

She said, “We have been witnessing improved sales and high influx of customers in our store since Shoprite was shut down in Akure due to the protest by some youths.


“In fact, to withstand the large number of customers, we now open all doors to the supermarket so that customers can go in and out easily.

“To be honest, we have been profiting from the closure of Shoprite and we are very happy about this.”

It is the same story for Bimbo Adebakin whose supermarket in the city has also witnessed increased patronage.

According to the middle-aged woman, since the closure of Shoprite, business had flourished so much that she had been smiling to the bank.

“I have requested for two salesgirls to join the four people working at my supermarket at the moment because of the large volume of customers we have been recording since Shoprite was shut down,

“Even customers that had forgotten us for a long time, they have started patronising us again. This is indeed a blessing in disguise for people like me,” she said.

In the other parts of Akure visited by SaharaReporters, it was a similar tale of job for supermarket and store owners, who said that the entire situation was a way God had used to prosper their businesses – many of which had come under severe threat of even extinction since the arrival of the South African company in the city.

A customer, Iyabo Adebayo, told our correspondent that she has had to rely on supermarkets around her to purchase needed items since the closure of Shoprite in Akure.

“Since Shoprite was shut down, we have to seek another means to buy our goods.

“We have been getting every item need at many of these stores and that is why we are not really feeling the closure of the popular mall,” she said.

The latest development comes barely two days after the Shoprite outlet was shut down over fears of an attack by youths protesting the killing of Nigerians and other African migrants in South Africa.


source: http://saharareporters.com/2019/09/05/exclusive-supermarket-owners-rake-huge-profits-over-closure-shoprite-akure

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by abbeyloyee(m): 5:25am On Sep 06, 2019
Hmm
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Dave0116(m): 5:25am On Sep 06, 2019
Great..... I wish this matter will be followed up and hammer all south African company with extremely high tariffs and exceptionally high vat, thereby making business extremely uncomfortable for them until nigerian investors will all pull of their companies and they'll finally have no other choice than leaving for Good.... We can do without them but they can't do without us.

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by MoxxxxO123(m): 5:26am On Sep 06, 2019
Ok
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by PlayerMeji: 5:26am On Sep 06, 2019
For how long?
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by femi4: 5:26am On Sep 06, 2019
A temporal blessing

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by emmy512(m): 5:26am On Sep 06, 2019
So they are happy like this.
.
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People have to fall for others to rise.
Such is life.

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by adioolayi(m): 5:27am On Sep 06, 2019
Blessings fall on una....enjoy while it last

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Nobody: 5:27am On Sep 06, 2019
grin
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by telim: 5:27am On Sep 06, 2019
Fed gov just have to comeup with an effective policy to protect small business owners before they packup due to low sales.

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by sylve11: 5:27am On Sep 06, 2019
meaning supermarket owners wants this to continue forever. they actually experienced xenophobic sales.... tongue cool

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by preyeamaorutobi(m): 5:27am On Sep 06, 2019
Issoryt

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by baby124: 5:28am On Sep 06, 2019
That’s why we should beware of large chains that run our local business people out of business. Let ShopRite be restricted to certain areas and not close to local markets or supermarkets.

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by xxolisexx(m): 5:28am On Sep 06, 2019
Shoprite will be back soon, and stronger, take it or leav it, shoprite took shopping experience to a whole new level, they believe so much in nigerian products, most of the fruits yu see in shoprite are locally sourced, shoprite even goes a long way to bring in seeds of crops that are not grown in nigeria and share to farmers for them to grow in nigeria,

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by BekeeBuAgbara: 5:29am On Sep 06, 2019
Wonderful
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Dave0116(m): 5:31am On Sep 06, 2019
South African government indirectly sponsored the attack on foreigners and her citizens know....

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by emirateprince: 5:33am On Sep 06, 2019
grin
If person no die casket no go move market smiley
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Kizyte(m): 5:34am On Sep 06, 2019
This is the best news I've read on Nairaland in six months!

It's better to patronize my own people than enrich foreigners whose people destroy the lives and properties of my brothers in their country

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by nairalandankrah: 5:35am On Sep 06, 2019
All I see here is an ABIMBOLA" married to one CHUKWUDI''.. Simply put, in nairaland terminologia, " an afonja married to an ipob and cohabiting peacefully...
#igbonja amaka grin

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by IamYorubanza: 5:38am On Sep 06, 2019
�Another mans food is another mans poison oh ehhh� *in TEKNO's voice* .....If only our local Cable TV providers can step-up their services then it will be another sales-boom for them....

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by eallstar: 5:39am On Sep 06, 2019
Hi
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by nairalandankrah: 5:41am On Sep 06, 2019
But, wait ooo, how many time zone we get for this country sefff.. Abi unah no dey sleep?
Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by EMMANTOP1(m): 5:42am On Sep 06, 2019
Nah so life be.. If one person life no spoil, another person's life fit no better

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by toprealman: 5:45am On Sep 06, 2019
xxolisexx:
Shoprite will be back soon, and stronger, take it or leav it, shoprite took shopping experience to a whole new level, they believe so much in nigerian products, most of the fruits yu see in shoprite are locally sourced, shoprite even goes a long way to bring in seeds of crops that are not grown in nigeria and share to farmers for them to grow in nigeria,
Don't even go there brah. Their fruits are 110% imported.

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Teejayphillip(m): 5:47am On Sep 06, 2019
When others dey lament baba God picked ur own call dat moment grin grin grin....

Nor worry,everything go soon go back to factory reset.

Keep counting ur blessings

Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Afonja007: 5:52am On Sep 06, 2019
Abimbola chukwudi make sure our brother's shop is moving well well you too go enjoy his cucumber in the night,no mind afonja fulani supporters wey full naira land

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by jamil2000(m): 5:52am On Sep 06, 2019
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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by TOPCRUISE(m): 5:54am On Sep 06, 2019
The popular saying of half bread is better than none applies in this situation; That is to say; since the goods we want to buy in shoprite is out of reach, then let's manage what they have in mama blessing supermarket.

It is now that these supermarkets remember blessings can happen unawares. Before shoprite started business in Nigeria, some of these supermarkets will increase prices of their goods during festive season and will give flamboyant reasons for the increase. But when shoprite came, discounts and promos begin to happen.
Shoprite and some mega super stores is what made me know the meaning of Black Friday. The implication of their current predicament, shows that these supermarkets have been humbled

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by Crazeworld(m): 5:55am On Sep 06, 2019
Naso e suppose be nah

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Re: Supermarket Owners Rake In Huge Profits Over Closure Of Shoprite In Akure by DipoToyo(m): 5:57am On Sep 06, 2019
B4 nko?

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