ShopriteTimesLIVE reports that cashiers and store packers on the front line of panic buying and who will come face-to-face with shoppers during the Covid-19 lockdown are to receive a cash bonus from retailer Shoprite.  

The chain, which says it is the largest private employer in SA, has announced a one-off R102m appreciation bonus for its shop floor and distribution centre employees “to thank and support them for their tireless efforts to feed the nation in these unprecedented times.”  Pieter Engelbrecht, CEO of the Shoprite Group, said:  “They will be paid the appreciation bonus next Thursday, April 2 2020. This is one of the many measures we have initiated to support our most vital teams, including the supply of free hand sanitiser and expanded leave guidelines to cater for those impacted.”  The group urged customers to shop responsibly.

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