Makro Deals, Specials & Catalogues
Makro has an in-store-only Summer Clearance Sale that you don't want to miss out on! Get up to 50% off on selected mens and ladies clothing & footwear👚👟 and up to 30% off selected ladies sportswear, sleepwear, swimwear and accessories. While stocks last⏲️ pic.twitter.com/6al0oxPBAJ
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 23, 2021
It’s competition time❗ You could win 1 of 3 Ginologist Christmas Gins + Cookbook sets to kick start your festive season🙌 All you have to do is drop a 🍸with #MakroFestiveLiquor in our comments to be entered into the draw 😋 Ts&Cs apply 🔞 pic.twitter.com/IP7dJohRQc
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) December 24, 2020
Save big on the Hisense side-by-side fridge/freezer for only R11 999 🙌🔥 mCard rewards app members get 10% back in mRewards on all non-promotional products in-store and online 💰 Ts and Cs Apply. Valid 2 – 8 November 2020 #MakroBlackFridayExtended pic.twitter.com/21LJIfsbKt
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) November 5, 2020
Every day is senior citizens days at Makro. Get up to 5% discount on food including butchery, groceries, fruit and vegetables along with many other benefits. Want to find out if you qualify? Find out more here: https://t.co/5eadIiesan pic.twitter.com/f8Gfqdtvrw
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) September 25, 2020
Don't miss our long weekend braai special available in-store only! Get rump steak for R99 per kg, pork braai chops for R39 per kg, pork packs for R37 per kg & campmaster briquettes 3×5 kg for R100 PLUS R40 back in mRewards. Valid 1-3 May. Find your store: https://t.co/YeDTEZUnrO pic.twitter.com/7fyyRtPugu
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) April 30, 2020
It’s almost time for the Makro Easter Quiz where you could win your share of R300000 in mRewards🙌 This week we are giving you a chance to win R5000 in mRewards when you name all our Easter sponsors🤑 Drop your answers in the comments👇 Ts & Cs apply 👉 https://t.co/FdXiObESya pic.twitter.com/3cGrd92PYr
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) March 15, 2021
Save on the Bennet Read 6 L pressure cooker for just R899 🙌🔥 mCard rewards app members get 10% back in mRewards on all non-promotional products in-store and online 💰 Ts and Cs Apply. Valid 2 – 8 November 2020 #MakroBlackFridayExtended : https://t.co/6FC6F0H4E3 pic.twitter.com/v1NFQZy5I4
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) November 6, 2020
Get the latest #MakroBlackFridayExtended deals sent straight to your phone! Simply find us on Whatsapp, send "Hi" to 0860 300 999 and you can:
1. Get the latest deals 🔥
2. Get the Black Friday catalogue 🛒
3. Enter the Black Friday competition 🤑 pic.twitter.com/zNxKrCjojN
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) November 4, 2020
Don’t miss out on our braai weekend special available in-store only! Get Rump Steak for R99 per kg, Campmaster briquettes 3x5kg for R100 PLUS R50 back in mRewards. Valid until 28 Feb to 1 March. Find your store here: https://t.co/YeDTEZUnrO pic.twitter.com/gC0VWhxICL
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) February 28, 2020
Makro was the first chain of cash-and-carry stores to be opened in South Africa.
Makro is a chain of cash-and-carry stores that have been operating in South Africa since 1971 when the first store opened in Germiston, Johannesburg. Makro brought the wholesale cash-and-carry concept into the country, modelling it on the Dutch stores of the same name that had expanded across Europe. With the Germiston store, Makro served as a supplier for small, independently-owned retailers and business owners such as restaurateurs and caterers. By 1979, four more Makro stores had opened. In the same year, the Makro Card was issued to customers for the first time, and only cardholders had access to shop at the store. In 1988, Mark Lamberti was appointed as Makro’s managing director. Lamberti was instrumental in founding Massmart, a wholesale and retail group, with Makro being the first subsidiary. Six years later, a flagship Makro store was opened in Woodmead, Johannesburg and continues to be one of the best-performing outlets within the chain. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Makro opened more stores and evolved from no-frills warehouse outlets to incorporating some retail elements in an effort to attract a broader range of customers to the stores. In 2012, Makro became a part of the Walmart Group when the American retailer acquired 51% of Massmart.
Today, Makro’s customers are a mix of traders who buy in bulk, as well as families and individuals seeking good deals on a wide selection of branded goods. The business has a reputation for having some of the best prices on electronic goods, appliances, liquor, and food. The store carries a broad product range within the general merchandise division, including camping gear, outdoor furniture, and hardware and DIY. The chain has 20 large format stores countrywide, with retail space totalling 217,907 square metres. An e-commerce store was launched in March 2014, with a catalogue of over 55,000 items, including online-exclusive lines. Later in the year, a click-and-collect service became available, where online orders are fulfilled via delivery to secure lockers situated in select Sasol forecourts for collection by customers. In 2016’s The Times Sowetan Shopper Survey, Makro earned the top position in the Wholesaler category. The company employs an estimated 8,000 people and generates more than R20-billion in revenue.
In the 1970s, Makro was the first retailer in South Africa to use new technology from IBM to manage inventory and sales.