South African retailer Food Lover’s Market is gearing up to launch a new R100 million flagship store in Bothasig, Cape Town, as part of a R400 million expansion drive.
Construction on the 3,000 square metre store started in January 2022, with an official launch planned at the end of October.
The prime location will boast a state-of-the-art Food Lover’s Market, serving all the surrounding communities – including Bothasig, Monte Vista, Plattekloof, Panorama, Burgundy Estate, Richwood, and Edgemead.
The construction of this flagship store is part of the retailers’ plans to open 21 new stores across Southern Africa.
The Bothasig development will deliver an “upmarket farm and family” feel and will offer an experiential shopping experience, Food Lover’s said. The store will have dedicated parking for approximately 200 cars, a landscaped garden and a recreational seating area.
Design features include:
- Wider aisles;
- Departments designed as dedicated destinations;
- Solar and energy-efficient lighting will be used throughout the store; and
- An expanded grocery section.
Departments within this new store will include:
- Fruit and vegetables;
- Gourmet butchery with artisanal blockmen;
- A bakery;
- A fresh seafood department;
- Cheese and deli counters;
- Wine department;
- Hot and prepared foods;
- A dried fruit and nut bar;
- A sushi bar;
- A biltong bar; and
- Seattle Coffee Co will be available at the entrance to the store.
The group recently launched a new flagship store in Waterfall, Gauteng, and announced that it will expand its solar investments and implement energy-saving technologies at its distribution centres and certain stores to alleviate its reliance on Eskom-supplied power.
The new store in Bothasig will be the next store to have a solar system installed, it said.