Raymond Ackerman purchases
3 Pick n Pay stores from Jack Goldin.
No Name products appear
in stores for the first time.
The first Pick n Pay
where Raymond Ackerman emphasised
in everything that Pick n Pay does.
We venture into franchising, with the first 6 Pick n Pay Family stores. A post-election strike leads to a historic agreement being struck between Pick n Pay and SACCAWU.
Pick n Pay Financial Services
Formation of the
Ackerman Family Council,
with an initial investment of R30 million into community upliftment. Fresh FM starts broadcasting.
People n Planet,
our sustainability and
We acquire Bottles and make it our official on-demand delivery app.
We go live on WhatsApp, providing info on stores, specials, and more in-app, followed by live customer service chat!
programme is born, rethinking our position in order to lead retail into the 21st century.
The Hypermarket arm of the business is consolidated into it’s own separate division, taking it’s cue from France’s Carrefour chain - the model Ackerman used when building the first Hypermarket.
We begin to offer
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we step up and create Feed the Nation to help feed the most vulnerable among us. We’re so encouraged by the response that it later becomes a fully fledged Foundation