SOUTH AFRICA – Consumer goods retailer owned by Shoprite, Checkers has expanded the footprints of its Sixty60 on demand one-hour grocery delivery service to the North West province.
The fast growing service is now available in the vicinity of Checkers Hyper Klerksdorp, with more locations to follow in the near future.
Since first launching in late 2019 in a few neighbourhoods in the Western Cape and Gauteng, Checkers has rapidly expanded Sixty60 throughout the country and the service is now available from over 150 stores nationwide.
With more than 1.2 million app downloads, over 15 000 groceries to choose from on the Sixty60 app and delivery in as little as 60 minutes at a fee of just R35, it remains South Africa’s fastest and cheapest on demand grocery delivery service.
Customer response has been exceptional due to the service’s lightning fast speed, ease of use and its innovative and safe solution to having groceries delivered at the touch of a button at the same value for money for which Checkers is renowned.
The appreciation for this service is evident in the number of awards Sixty60 recently received, including: the People’s Choice Award and the Best Enterprise Solution at the 2020 MTN Business App of the Year Awards; the 2020 BCX Digital Innovation Awards; a gold award in the Service Design category at the 2020 Loerie Awards; gold awards for Tech Innovation and Business Unusual at the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) South Africa SMARTIES Awards 2020; Excellence in New Product or Brand Launch, Excellence in Marketing Innovation and the Excellence in Digital Brand Awards at the 2021/21 Marketing Achievement Awards; named one of Memeburn’s best apps of 2020 and Stuff Magazine’s best shopping app of 2020.
Launches paper packaging recycling initiative
Sixty60 recently launched a new recycling initiative for its brown paper bags that will help close the recycling loop of its customers by allowing them to return their used bags with Sixty60 drivers for recycling.
The initiative, which is part of the Shoprite Group’s zero waste-to-landfill ambition, will allow customers to return their used bags with Sixty60 drivers for recycling.
Sixty60’s paper bags are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and already comply with the highest social and environmental standards, but the new service will go further towards reducing the Group and its customers’ impact on the environment.
The programme rolled out nationally from early March, after a successful trial period in late January 2021.
Under Shoprite Group’s broader recycling programme, the supermarket chain owner saw 37 312 tons of cardboard reused and recycled, and 4 410 tons of plastic recycled from their distribution centres last year.
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