Woolworths is proud to announce its partnership with local farmers in Botswana who will be supplying the retailer with fresh meat and produce for their stores in Botswana.

Since buying back the business from the previous franchisee in 2014, Woolworths has focused on modernising, extending stores into bigger formats, and relocating and revamping the store network.  Woolworths Botswana currently employs over 450 people of which 441 are local citizens. In line with the Good Business Journey, Woolworths is committed to identifying opportunities for suppliers to grow with the business.

From crisp lettuce, potatoes, onions, spinach Swiss chard and baby cabbage to beef mince, rump, tenderized steak, chicken, peppers and tomatoes, Woolworths has been working hand in hand with these suppliers to deliver top quality produce.

“We are proud to support the agribusiness Botswana. In our commitment to supporting local enterprise, we have built relationships with local suppliers, service providers and farmers, securing a wide variety of local brands,” said Yobe Mvula, Woolworths Divisional Head of Africa.

“We strive to give farmers the platform to grow and sell healthy, nutritious food that benefits the environment and sustains safer food supply. We have been working with local suppliers since we started our foods journey to get them to deliver to our Woolies quality and standard. We are on a journey with local suppliers to ensure better quality product and better availability,” adds Mvula.

The product range is currently available across all Woolworths Food stores in Botswana.