Cala is a small town located in the Eastern Cape that has been forever changed with the development of the new FreshStop at Caltex site, located on the corner of Umzimkulu Street and the R410. The 24-hour FreshStop at Caltex Cala sports a spacious fuel forecourt with the latest in pump technology, which assures no more long queues when filling up.

Opened on 7 November 2019, the new modern FreshStop store offers customers a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of grocery items, and a Grab n Go section with a wide selection of snacks and refreshments such as fresh sandwiches, drinks and pies. In addition, the store features a Grill to Go outlet as well as a House of Coffees self-service coffee station. For customer convenience, an ABSA ATM is open on-site.

Lwandile Njobe, the Store Retailer, is a born and bred local and lives in the Tsengiwe location in Cala. He has previously worked in the public health sector where his background includes being Assistant Director: Epidemiology for the Department of Health as well as working with the World Health Organisation for four years as a Disease Surveillance Officer.

According to Lwandile, the FreshStop at Caltex Cala site, the first fuel forecourt of its kind in Cala, brings development and upliftment to his rural community. “Cala is such a small community that we don’t have any business hub so it will become the retail centre in town. It’s the first time that we have a store such as this where residents can access fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices, a variety of food options, as well as over-the-counter medication. It really is a bright day for Cala,” says Lwandile.

The new site also means desperately needed new jobs for the local community. The Caltex fuel forecourt has been able to employ 12 people and the FreshStop store has created nine new jobs, all for people from the local Cala community.

“We are all very excited about this opening, which brings together the best in convenience from FreshStop, the best in fuel lubricants from Caltex, and the best service at all times from our staff. A winning combination,” concludes Lwandile.

We wish Lwandile and his team all the best for the opening of this 313th FreshStop at Caltex Cala store.




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