The All4Women Joburg team got to go on a tour of the new Checkers Hyper at Sandton City and here’s what we thought
Checkers Hyper revealed its state-of-the-art flagship store in Sandton City on 26 September 2019, complete with chocolatier bar, an open-flame pizza oven, an in-store Kauai, a sushi bar, a wine room, amazing toy selection, cheese deli, butchery, seafood as well as a fresh fruit and veg section. There is also a wide range of products in the health and beauty section.
Reason #1: Chocolate bar
A decadent chocolatier bar with artisanally crafted truffles made from Belgian chocolate combined with the very best South African ingredients. They are so fresh that they need to be eaten within 3 weeks (we’re not complaining). Checkers is also supporting local entrepreneurs through Chocoloza and Blackanese (sushi).
What dreams are made of – the salted caramel pot. We also tried the chilli and lemongrass chocolate which had a pleasant kick. There are so many different flavours to choose from and each looks better than the next.
You can get sushi to go or eat it there (this is a hot spot for Sandtonites wanting to grab a quick sushi lunch).
Get freshly-made artisanal bread and delicious pastries from SCHOON, as well as a sophisticated new range of confectioneries and luxury cakes. We tried the imported macaroons and the fudgy centre made our day.
Reason #2: Wagyu beef
The butchery offers a wide range of meat and it can be cut to your liking. They also offer wagyu beef. Wagyu beef is tender and melts in your mouth. The fat is marbled and this gives it a rich flavour. We even got to try some wagyu drywors.
Reason #3: Cheese World
This needs no explanation. If you love cheese as much as we do (and we really do love cheese), then head to Cheese World to taste an array of cheeses.
Reason #4: Wine
A temperature-controlled tasting room with wines from over 100 leading estates, more international wines than any other supermarket as well as authentic French champagne and the widest range of Italian prosecco are all great reasons to visit the wine section.
They offer tastings and a slushy machine but for wine, which makes sure you get 25ml taster. We tried a KWV The Mentors 2013 Sauvignon Blanc in a glass that was about as big as a face. We got to snack on a selection of deli foods on beautiful platters in the gorgeous tasting room.
There is also a Kauai in Checkers so you can get your favourite smoothies to go!
Reason #5: Everything in one shop
Whether you’re looking for food, wine, toys, electronics or toiletries, Checkers Hyper has it all under one roof.
Customers can look forward to a world-class shopping environment with unique experiences never before offered in a South African supermarket. It’s a one-stop-shop that combines luxury with practicality.
Even more reasons to love the new Checkers Hyper
- Wider aisles so you’ll never feel cramped or have to do the awkward trolley dash to see who goes first. The seamless floors mean trolleys make less noise when pushed through the store.
- Checkers Hyper Sandton City will offer customers a 100% recyclable and compostable paper bag, which will be the supermarket chain’s first product carrying the new standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), as per the guidelines recently published by the WWF-SA.
- Almost 60 new jobs were created with this opening, bringing Checkers Hyper Sandton City’s full staff complement to 290, of which 225 are women. So you’re also helping the economy.
Checkers Hyper Sandton City’s trading hours are 09:00 – 20:00 from Mondays to Saturdays and 09:00 – 18:00 on Sundays.