For many retailers around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak is now a reality rather than a looming threat. Having watched Chinese retailers striving to meet the needs of both their workers and their customers in the early stages of what has become a pandemic, executives in a host of countries find themselves stepping up to the same challenge. South Korea, Japan, Australia, Italy, France, the US, the UK—the list grows.
Stepping to combat the global pandemic which is slowly rising and already has confirmed death cases in the land, is South African retail giants. In a recent tweet under the hashtag #UnitedWeStand, South Africa’s big retail giants Checkers, Woolworths, My Spar and Pick & Pay have announced to work together during these trying times to help combat covid-19 and the economic frustrations it comes along with.
In the tweet, we see brand logos combined with their first retail name letters making up a united message: We (Woolies) Shall (Spar) Proudly (Pick & Pay) Serve (Shoprite Checkers). Smart, wouldn’t you agree?
It is unclear on what the merger means for the average consumer, but it is quite clear South Africa is definitely moving ahead with the times.
Check out the tweet below:
Main Image: Twitter