Winners Cash and Carry, Mitchell’s Plain’s oldest bulk buy store, has closed its doors for good on Wednesday 7 October.
Winners Cash & Carry was a family run business synonymous for its affordable prices. The store has serviced the community for 21 years. This week, however, the family released a statement with heavy hearts and immense sadness, informing the public that the store would be closing its doors, indefinitely. According to the family’s statement a new cash and carry with new owners is set to open soon in the now vacant premises.
When, the owner and founder of the Winners Group, Mr Hamza Essack-Parker, fondly known as, “The Voice of Winners” passed away in June this year, the family had some difficult decisions to make. The Winners group owns both a supermarket and the cash and carry. However, given the current state of the economy, the unfortunate decision to close the cash and carry made the most business sense as they can no longer sustain both stores.
Rashied Khan, the Winners Supermarket manager described the stalwart, Mr Hamza Essack-Parker, as someone who “…showed that to be successful, one had to sacrifice.”
Khan said the closure of the cash and carry can be seen as a sacrifice the family had to make to ensure the longevity and continued success of their brand.
The Supermarket is still operating and promises to continue the Winners legacy of bringing the locals great deals all year round.