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World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship

The new Checkers Hyper flagship, opened in Sandton City on Thursday, features a wine tasting room, a chocolatier bar, an open-flame pizza oven, an in-store Kauai and an extensive range of new products.

World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship
The various in-store service departments (such as the Butchery, Bakery, Cheese Deli and Fresh Fruit & Vegetables) have been designed to be dedicated destination areas that look and feel like a store within a store - offering customers an artisanal market experience within a supermarket environment.

"Customers can also expect wider aisles and shelves designed with the shopper in mind, whilst the seamless floors mean trolleys make less noise when pushed through the store," says Checkers in a statement.

World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship
According to the retailer, customers can look forward to a "world-class shopping environment with unique experiences never before offered in a South African supermarket". This includes:

● Famous Wild Pacific salmon caviar served at the sushi bar;

● Hand-stretched and stone-baked pizzas straight from the wood-fired pizza oven;

● A chocolatier bar with artisanally crafted truffles made from Belgian chocolate combined with top-quality South African ingredients;

● An in-store Kauai with salads, wraps and smoothies;

● A selection of meats and veggies prepared on the imported rodizio grill;

● Freshly-made artisanal breads and pastries from Schoon, as well as a sophisticated new range of confectioneries and luxury cakes;

● A temperature-controlled tasting room with wines from over 100 leading estates, more international wines than any other supermarket as well authentic French champagne and a wide range of Italian prosecco.

World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship
Checkers Hyper Sandton City will offer customers a 100% recyclable and compostable paper bag, which will be the supermarket chain’s first product carrying the new standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), as per the guidelines recently published by the WWF-SA.
World-class shopping at new Checkers Hyper flagship

Almost 60 new jobs were created with the new store opening, bringing Checkers Hyper Sandton City's full staff complement to 290, of which 225 are women. The store will be managed by seasoned branch manager, Selva Pillay, who joined the Shoprite Group in 1991 and has more than 28 years experience in retail.

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