A brand new FreshStop at Caltex site opened at 605 South Coast Road, Clairwood in Durban on 24 October 2019. As the 311th FreshStop store nationally, FreshStop at Caltex Clairwood is owned and managed by Ahmed Mohamed and Hloniphile Ngcobo. Ahmed has been in the fuel industry for the last 12 years and ‘discovered’ his business partner, Hloni, when she applied for work at his Vryheid petrol station in 2007.
“Hloni was very persistent and kept asking me for a job. So, eventually, I needed extra hands for the busy holiday season and decided to give her a try. She started working for me as a petrol attendant and I have never looked back. She has a tremendous willingness and has absolutely proved herself. A while later, I needed to appoint a Supervisor and I approached three employees who I thought could do the job. She was the first one to jump at the opportunity and motivate why she should get the job. Since then, she has moved up the ranks to Cashier, Store Manager and Site Manager. I am very proud to say that she is now my business partner and is officially a Caltex site dealer,” explains Ahmed.
FreshStop at Caltex Clairwood is a brand new site and the store offers customers a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, a variety of grocery items, a Grab n Go section with pies, sandwiches and refreshments, a Grill to Go outlet and a House of Coffees self-service coffee station. For additional convenience, there are also three ATMs on site.
“We are extremely excited about the opening of our store and we believe it will bring lots of positive vibes to the people of Clairwood and the surrounding areas. More good news is that we’ve been able to create 35 jobs for people from the local community and we will be focusing on providing the best possible service, 24-hours a day, to the local residents, commuters and trucking community,” says Hloniphile.
We wish Ahmed, Hloniphile and their team all the best for the opening of this 311th FreshStop at Caltex Clairwood store.
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