Richard Brasher
(CEO of Pick n Pay Stores Limited)

The Pick n Pay Group is South Africa’s second largest food, clothing and general merchandise retailer. The entity is a public company substantially owned and run by the family of legendary founder Raymond Ackerman.

In 1967 Ackerman purchased four small stores from Jack Goldin, launching Pick n Pay as South Africa’s first food discounter. Listed on the JSE the following year as Pick n Pay Stores Ltd, its appearance among the Sunday Times Top 100 companies in 1969 reflected its rapid growth to prominence.

The Group consists of corporate and franchise stores, and has holdings in TM Supermarkets in Zimbabwe (associate). The company has been through a period of heavy investment in building the platform for future growth, with its revitalised brand positioning, aggressive pricing policy, entry into the growing convenience sector, increased geographic and demographic reach both within and outside of South Africa, the relaunch of the private label portfolio and the shift towards a more centralised operation and roll-out of SAP.

Management attributes the growth and success of the Group to an unwavering belief in consumer sovereignty and in applying the ‘four legs of the table’ principle – administration, merchandise, promotion and social responsibility and people. These principles were put into practice at foundation, and continue to be the cornerstone of the Pick n Pay business... MORE

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Tatler Reporter 14/04/14

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IOL 04/04/14

Pick n Pay  Lest we forget

The Big Blue have donated R4.5 million to the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Gauteng, and R500k from the regional teams to various other ch...    MORE

IOL 19/03/14

Pick n Pay  We are family!

Singing from the same cracked and venerable hymn-sheet as his father before him, Chairman Ackerman the Younger has again, asserted the importance of t...    MORE

Sunday Times 23/02/14

Pick n Pay  Big wheels keep on turnin’

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SouthAfricaInfo 22/01/14

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Pick n Pay Office Park
101 Rosmead Avenue
Cape Town

PO Box 23087

TEL 021 658 1000
FAX 021 658 1421


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