Save on your monthly groceries by heading to these discounted stores
The pandemic, economic uncertainty and rising prices have caused many of us to count our pennies each month with no choice but to reduce our monthly costs.
A great way to save and make your buck last longer is by visiting best-before and factory stores where a range of grocery items are available at a discounted price.
We have created a list of best-before and factory shops across South Africa to help you save on your monthly food costs. While you may not be able to purchase fresh produce, all these stores sell a range of other food items.
According to Looters Warehouse, a discounted foods store in Cape Town, best-before dates are focused on quality and nutritional content, but they do not indicate that the food itself is unsafe.
Located in Retreat, Looters Warehouse offers a range of grocery items, from cereals, canned goods and baking aids to spices, pasta, rice and much more. In addition, the store also sells a range of beauty and health products at a reduced price.
The discounted store also offers delivery for online orders across the country. The store prides itself on assisting in the plight against global warming by reducing food wastage.
Address: Block 4, Unit 6, South Palms, 10 Celie Rd, Retreat
With 15 stores spread across the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, Foodeez offers shelf-stable food items at a discounted price. This includes dry food goods such as peanut butter, sauces, canned goods and more.
Retail outlets for Foodeez can be found in Cape Town in the following areas: Diep River, Retreat, Fish Hoek, Parow, Parklands, Milnerton, Brackenfell and Strand. Additional Western Cape-based outlets can be found in Vredenburg, Hermanus and Stellenbosch.
Outlets of Foodeez can also be found in the Eastern Cape in Makhanda and Port Alfred.
Ina Paarman Factory Shop
A household favourite brand, Ina Paarman has a factory store located in Diep River, which offers its much-loved sauces, marinades, salad dressings and more at lower prices.
Address: Units B3 – 6, Diep River Industrial Park, Greenville Road, Diep River
Mushrooms ŉ Things
Initially founded as a distributor for Denny’s Mushrooms, Mushrooms ‘n Things in Montague Gardens offers a range of fresh produce, from eggs and mushrooms to dry and frozen foods, at a reduced price. Expect to find much-loved brands such as Lancewood, Fairview, Lynca Meats, Breco Seafoods and more at a discounted price.
Address: 16 Marconi Rd, Montague Gardens, Cape Town
If you are looking for discounted sweet treats such as biscuits and desserts, Nibbly Bits has several stores across the Mother City that offer goods that could be found at other retailers such as Woolworths and Checkers at a much lower price. In addition, the store offers other items such as savoury snacks, sauces, soups and more. Items can also be purchased online.
Address: A range of locations can be found here (https://nibbly.co.za/contact/).
Best Before Clearance Store
With three locations in Joburg, Best Before Clearance Store offers a very wide range of best-before food and personal care items. From pasta and canned goods to oils, sauces, biscuits, beverages and more, everything can be found at a lower cost versus traditional supermarket outlets.
Best Before Clearance Store can be found in Wendywood, Edenvale and Fourways. Online orders are available for delivery to the greater Gauteng area.
The store ensures that it does not sell anything to its customers past its use-by date.
Address: The store locations can be found here
Beyers Chocolate Factory
A range of local sweet treat favourites such as Dream Bear, Sweet Pie and more alongside their own range of chocolates can be found at an affordable price at Beyers Chocolate Factory in Kempton Park.
Address: 28 Derrick Rd, Spartan, Kempton Park
Sweets & Biscuits Unlimited
As a confectionery factory shop, Sweets & Biscuits Unlimited offer a range of items from Pringles and sweets to cookies, marshmallows and more at affordable rates.
Address: 7- 15 Old Main road, Norlaine Centre, Pinetown
KZN Factory Shop
Located in Crestholme, KZN Factory shop offers mainly beauty and personal products from much-loved brands as well as food items such as various grated cheeses in bulk at a reduced rate.
Address: Fainting Goat, Shop no.8, Botha Hills, 12 Rainbow Drive, Shop no.3, Crestholme 3610 Kloof, South Africa
Crown National Factory Mart
Catering to meat lovers, Crown National Factory Market offers a range of goods from spices to sausage casings and more at a lower price point than traditional stores.
Address: 114 Intersite Ave, Umgeni Business Park, Durban