Botswana at a glance
Total Retail Units 379 South Africa 335 Botswana 12 Ghana 1 Lesotho 3 Malawi 2 Mozambique 17 Namibia 3 Nigeria 2 Swaziland 1 Tanzania 1 Uganda 1 Zambia 1
In 2011, Walmart acquired a majority stake in Massmart Holdings Limited, the leading African retailer of general merchandise, home improvement equipment and supplies. Founded in 1990, the Group comprises nine wholesale and retail chains, and one buying group, operating in 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa through the Group’s four operating divisions – Massdiscounters, Masswarehouse, Massbuild and Masscash. With headquarters in Johannesburg, Massmart has more than 28,000 associates.
The Group’s brands – Game, DionWired, Makro, Kangela, Builders Warehouse, Builders Express, Builders Trade Depot, CBW, and Jumbo Cash and Carry – enjoy high recognition in their market segments and span a diverse and broad consumer base.
The president and CEO of Massmart is Grant Pattison.