As one of the fastest-growing food retail chains in Turkey, ŞOK Marketler believes that carrying the agriculture sector to the future is a primary responsibility. In this regard, the Company introduced the project, “Fair Agriculture from Farm to Table,” expanding the scope of support provided to farmers and the agricultural sector. With contracted farming activities and direct procurement methods, ŞOK Marketler offers affordable and quality products at a total of 8,145 stores across Turkey, while supporting the development of farmers.
As part of its direct procurement activities, the Company provides a procurement guarantee to support farmers and encourage production. Thus, products are traceable and product quality is guaranteed for customers.
While standing by farmers, ŞOK Marketler has oversight over the end-to-end process, from cultivation to harvest, for the purposes of guaranteeing the future of contracted agriculture in a controlled manner. The Company conducts quality controls at every stage, from the selection of healthy seeds to the placement of products on the shelves. Utilizing appropriate and modern methods, harvests take place at the right time.
ŞOK Marketler adopts best agricultural practices from farm to table for produce like citrus, potatoes, cauliflower and cabbage, and for products such as olive and tomato paste. Fair Agriculture from Farm to Table project provides procurement guarantees to farmers, while ŞOK Marketler pays contracted farmers in proportion to their efforts and on time.