Sloane Fruit and Veg Market in Bryanston has been around for over 30 years. My friends here all recall coming to the same small shop with their parents when they were kids and have a soft spot for the two owners, who would pat them on the head and give them an apple every time they came in. Two brothers (on the left and second from the right) run the shop, and insisted on being photographed with all the staff.
Today, the grocer sits across the street from a Pick'n'Pay and a Woolworths - two of the big supermarket chains in South Africa. Despite the stiff competition, the brothers still seem to do booming business from loyal local customers.