Our Community

Thrupps has an association with the greater Johannesburg community that spans over 115 years. This community is our lifeblood and we see our relationship with community efforts as being an essential necessity to good business.


St Vincents School for the deaf and Vuleka School at St Martins in the Veld have received our material support while all schools in our community receive support by way of fundraising projects or special functions.

Our school support scheme is important to us as schools represent our community.
All schools in a community deserve support through efforts to improve standards in Johannesburg and South Africa. Education is where it all starts.


Our hampers are often used as a raffle or prize at local schools or charity fundraisers.
Thrupps actively supports local community efforts such as selling the Christmas puddings made by disadvantaged ladies at San Salvador Home, products from the Jewish Benevolant Fund and Selwyn Segal.

Thrupps has over many years developed its staff to being truly representative of South Africa.

70% of management and 95% of supervisors are black.

Out of a compliment of 140 staff, 65 are women and 120 are black.

These statistics have been in existence for many years and more recently, previously disadvantaged staff at Thrupps have accumulated a shareholding of 12%.


Most importantly we encourage our staff to learn more & become self reliant, giving them further opportunities within the business.


Thrupps grocery and specialist departments offer a wide selection of the finest local and imported products.