Shoprite, which reported its highest yet first-half operating margin of 6%, is set to open baby, pet and stand-alone pharmacy stores, putting it on course to compete with Clicks and Dis-Chem.

SA’s largest grocer has opened its first baby goods store, Little Me, to tap into the R12bn annual baby product market. Clicks is selling large baby products such as car seats and cribs online, and Dis-Chem bought retailer Baby City in 2020...

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