[LISTEN] Protester on painting 'Stop killing SMEs' on his car outside Woolies

Entrepreneur Marinus Broodryk says retail giants should stop killing Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and should start supporting them.

READ: Baby carrier creator enraged that Woolworths copied her original product

Broodryk was responding to businesswoman Shannon McLaughlin's claim that the giant retailer has stolen her Ubuntu Baby Carrier concept.

The entrepreneur staged a protest outside a Woolworths in Rivonia with a protest note painted on his car's back windscreen.

The note said stop killing SMEs and it wasn't just to the incident that happened yesterday but it was just in general to all corporates and the public to stop killing SMEs and start supporting them.

Marinus Broodryk, entrepreneur

He adds that SMEs will always compete with corporates in the economy, but the competition needs to be fair.

Also read: 'Woolies has no leg to stand on for copying unique feature from my baby carrier'

Director at Brand Finance South Africa Jeremy Sampson also weighed into the conversation and says Woolworths should meet with McLaughlin and get to the bottom of the story.

Listen below to the full interview:


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