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Progress on the Regeneration of Spaza Shops:
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Progress on the Regeneration of Spaza Shops:
Spaza Shop Regeneration:

During our many discussions on why the local Spaza Shop has failed, and blaming the Formal and Foreign National Invasion, the people on the ground started to talk solutions:

In general we believed that South Africans were ‘unable‘ and customers considered them to be cheats, and did not want to support them.

The one question we posed was:

Why does the local Fruit & Veg hawker prosper?

The answer is ver simple. The product and packaging has not changed over the past fifty years, allowing the distribution of good to continue through the same channels from the farmer through the hawker to the consumer.

This has not happened in the Food Chain that is supplied through the Formal sector today. Packaging, products, and distribution lines are continually changing, making it difficult for the Spaza shop owner, and more expensive for the consumer.

Through ARM, we are in the process of developing the UBUNTU FOOD CHAIN, where the chain will link the farmer to the consumer, in the pre-1960’s bulk delivery and sale on basic food items, allowing product to be delivered into an area at a market related price, and sold to the consumer at the best price per kilogram, irrespective of quantity bought.

As this takes place, and through Africanist Ubuntu, where we buy from the local Spaza Shop,we will take our space in the economy back

04-14-2013 07:04 AM
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