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IP, SNACK AND SOCIALISE IN THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE AT PICK n PAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Make the most of the sunny autumn weather and taste some of South Africa’s finest wines with delicious food at the Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival this April. Returning to the Mother City in its current format for the fifth time, the popular wine and food festival promises a world of flavour in two afternoons of fun with friends and family over the age of 18 at its new venue at the Claremont Cricket Club in Constantia. To the sound of live music, festivalgoers can taste award-winning wine from over 40 top South African producers. Meanwhile bubbly fans
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SEAN SUMMERS TO RETURN AS PICK N PAY CEO

Pick n Pay announced today that Pieter Boone is stepping down as Group CEO and will be replaced by Sean Summers. Sean returns to the Group following a previous, highly successful, tenure as CEO between 1999 and 2006. Pieter will assist Sean through a short handover period. Chairman Gareth Ackerman commented: “I want to thank Pieter for his dedication to Pick n Pay over the past two-and-a-half years.  He became our CEO while the Covid pandemic was still raging, and has led the business through some extraordinary challenges, including the transition out of the Covid lockdown, the unprecedented civil unrest in
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PICK N PAY APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF RETAIL, RESTRUCTURES EXEC TEAM

Group CEO Sean Summers has appointed his senior leadership team as a key step in the drive to return Pick n Pay supermarkets to growth whilst ensuring the Online, Boxer and Clothing growth drivers continue to deliver. Pick n Pay will undergo an immediate structural adjustment to allow it to focus with clarity on customers, buying, store execution and the store estate. Group CEO Sean Summers has appointed a Group Executive of six members, with a strong mix of experience and energy. Three of the Group Executive are women, including Group CFO Lerena Olivier, Chief People Officer Thembi Mbengashe, and
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PICK n PAY CLOTHING PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL FASHION TALENT WITH DESIGNER RUNWAY SHOW

Pick n Pay Clothing continues its steadfast commitment to the growth of the local fashion industry, showcasing its continued support through the sponsorship of The Cape Town Resort Collections, a growing designer runway show, for the fifth year. The event at Cabo Beach Club this weekend serves as a dynamic platform for unity within the local fashion community while propelling support for burgeoning talents. Gavin Rajah, a respected designer and creative mind, curates the event, featuring up to 15 signature transitional pieces from Cape Town designers and notable talents from other provinces. The line-up included esteemed names like Rajah himself,
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PICK N PAY ASAP! DELIVERS FESTIVE MAGIC TO YOUNG KIDS IN CAPE TOWN

Pick n Pay asap! orchestrated a heart-warming surprise at the I Can Academy in Parkwood, Cape Town, delivering a burst of holiday joy to over 23 unsuspecting children and their dedicated teacher, Alletta Frans. The surprise came in the form of “Father Freshmas,” who, atop his trusty delivery steed, delivered gifts and a R50,000 donation to upgrade the Educare facilities. The festive celebration was cleverly disguised as an educational delivery, with Pick n Pay using the guise of providing a box of educational materials, books, and stationery from the Pick n Pay School Club. The I Can Academy, spearheaded by
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IRST HELLMANNS, NOW FISH PASTE. PICK n PAY BRINGS BACK ‘WEDWO’ AND PECKS

Redro and Peck’s Anchovette is now available in over 50 Pick n Pay’s across the Western Cape and will be available in stores nationwide within the next two weeks Pick n Pay has again triumphed for their customers, this time bringing two iconic fish paste brands, Redro and Peck’s Anchovette, back to store shelves – reigniting nostalgia for South Africans. The retailer brought the popular Hellmann’s Mayonnaise back to their shelves in June after a countrywide uproar by distraught shoppers when the American brand was delisted by its local supplier. Now, Pick n Pay has worked closely with Cape Gulf
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PICK n PAY SMART SHOPPER INNOVATES WITH NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM

New Pick n Pay Smart Shopper app makes it easier than ever to track and earn benefits Forget your card? No problem! The app lets customers register a virtual card and engage with Pick n Pay without a card. Customers can still use their physical cards. Switch Smart Shopper points for airtime and data App-only “Smart Shopper Happy Hour” initiative – customers can claim a discount of 50% off their entire grocery shop  Pick n Pay, a trailblazer in the loyalty space, celebrates its pioneering spirit as it embarks on a digital transformation journey with the launch of the Pick
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Public-private partnership sees Pick n Pay bring environmental awareness to Nelson Mandela Bay schools

Public-private partnership sees Pick n Pay bring environmental awareness to Nelson Mandela Bay schools Ten schools in Nelson Mandela Bay have been involved in a five-day environmental clean-up and plastic pollution education awareness programme in a collaboration between Pick n Pay and Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). The programme, which kicked off on April 17 2023, was conceptualised after a letter from Pick n Pay Chairman Gareth Ackerman to Minister Barbara Creecy, requesting collaboration to bring education and awareness to the schools on the problem of plastic pollution through Pick n Pay School Club, and to the
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PICK n PAY REDUCES FOOD WASTE BY NEARLY A THIRD WITH THE HELP OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

In the past four years, the retailer has reduced the volume of food waste in its operations by nearly 30% (28%) as it works towards its target of 50% by 2030. It has also successfully donated over 880 tonnes of edible surplus food to FoodForward SA, valued at over R35 million. Pick n Pay is increasing its commitment to reducing food waste as environmental, business and moral cases become more prevalent in South Africa. The global food system, primarily through discarded food, produces a significant amount of methane – reported to be 28 times more powerful than CO2 at warming
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PICK N PAY BECOMES FIRST RETAILER TO STOP USING BARRIER BAGS AT TILL POINTS

For the love of the environment: Pick n Pay on track to achieving 2025 plastic waste reduction targets Pick n Pay has removed all plastic barrier bags from its till points – a first in South Africa that will prevent over 20 million of these small bags from entering the environment. Barrier bags are traditionally used by stores to separate selected products, such as fresh produce, toiletries or cleaning products, from other groceries. Vaughan Pierce, Executive: ESG at Pick n Pay, says that it has been on a journey to reduce problematic single-use plastic packaging. “These small clear plastic barrier
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