Shoprite’s share price gained the most in about a year on Monday, after Africa's largest grocery retailer said quarterly sales grew by almost double digits despite civil unrest in July that caused R1.25bn in damage to property and stock.

Sales increased 9.3% to end-September, Shoprite said in a voluntary update on Monday, with its core supermarkets SA segment — represented by Shoprite, Usave, Checkers and Checkers Hyper — continuing to report market share gains...

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