PicknPay supermaket. Picture by Source

PicknPay supermarket. Picture by Source


ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Retail Trade: Supermarkets


A large shop with a minimum floor area of 186 square meters, sells household goods and grocery on a cash and carry basis. They are mainly situated in busy areas like suburbs and growth points.

  • has many check-out points and a parcel counter or bays
  • has security measures e.g. guards, T.V circuits, mirrors etc
  • offers trolleys and baskets for carrying goods in the shop
  • displays goods according to uses
  • sells branded and pre-packaged goods
  • goods are individually priced
  • goods are usually fresh
  • has wide aisles
  • offers self-service method of selling
  • offers a variety of goods
  • places daily used commodities at the back e.g. milk and bread

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