Makro Deals, Specials & Catalogues
Makro and Red Bull are offering our #F1 fans the trip of a lifetime!
Visit https://t.co/MV0TXgxvQX and play the Red Bull Pitstop challenge to WIN the GRAND PRIZE to the Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes!
Stay on top of the leaderboard until 4 September 2021. pic.twitter.com/tDvcshLMe1
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) August 6, 2021
Here's a treat for all of our F1 fans 🏎️
Come and play the Red Bull simulator challenge at Makro Germiston until 1 August and stand the chance to WIN some amazing prizes!
AND view the Red Bull F1 racing car replica in the store. pic.twitter.com/aL02y3LUFL
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) July 31, 2021
📢 It’s competition time!
Stand to win 1 of 5 gin-credible hampers by telling us in the comments👇 which gin is your favourite from our selection in the clip. It’s that easy. Valid until 28 June 2021 Ts&Cs apply https://t.co/eTsszZc0hn pic.twitter.com/nhybm2pHNR
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) June 10, 2021
Stand to win 1 of 5 Local getaways for you & dad when you purchase any of the participating brands 🙌 In addition to the local getaway you will also receive a R10 000 Makro gift voucher! Ts&Cs apply: https://t.co/HopGB1dKRI Valid until 20 June 2021 pic.twitter.com/2TRzlzqfeE
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) June 9, 2021
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
Created to turn everyday moments into unique, fun and enjoyable occasions 🍷
Buy any Lolea Sangaria No1 red wine, no5 Rose, no2 white wine or no3 brut plus 1×6 pack Corona all for R130 until 30 September 2021. In-store only. pic.twitter.com/EoqI2ej0Ha
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) September 16, 2021
Bigger is Better with the new Belgravia 1lt gin Raising hands
Spread the word – retweet and tag a friend in the comments and stand a chance to WIN a Belgravia hamper. Valid until 25 June 2021. Ts & Cs apply <<<https://t.co/uag30Ot8sw>>#MakroBelgraviaExclusive pic.twitter.com/kaV84FZBK8
— Makro South Africa (@Makro_SA) June 18, 2021
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
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.