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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Pick n Pay  Next!

Pick n Pay is making a determined push into rolling out its spiffy Next Generation store format, (re)opening 26 new-look stores in 2017 alone. The new...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 07/03/2018

Pick n Pay  Easy does it

What to expect from Pick n Pay in 2018: loads of innovation in convenience food, including ready-to-eat meals. Their research has indicated that South...    MORE

BizCommunity 06/02/18, IOL 06/02/18

Pick n Pay  Silva bullet?

Adding muscle to the Pick n Pay management team this week is Pedro Da Silva, who joins the business as retail MD. It’s an important appointment for Pi...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 22/01/18

Pick n Pay  Little big store

Last year, you will recall, Pick n Pay piloted a spaza modernisation programme in Gauteng, partnering with spaza owners to upgrade their stores and be...    MORE

Tatler Reporter 18/12/17

Pick n Pay Office Park
101 Rosmead Avenue
Cape Town

PO Box 23087

TEL 021 658 1000
FAX 021 658 1421