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Thursday 30 Nov 2023
30 November 2023

Get the family Instagram-ready with ‘The Grinch’ outfits

Monday 27 Nov 2023
27 November 2023

27 November 2023: Pick n Pay Smart Shopper has introduced ‘Smart Hopper’ – an exciting game in its relaunched app which customers can play daily to win vouchers, helping them save even more.

Friday 24 Nov 2023
24 November 2023

24 November 2023: Air fryers continue to reign supreme as the most coveted items among Black Friday deal seekers, marking an impressive seven-year streak, says Pick n Pay

Monday 30 Oct 2023
30 October 2023

30 October 2023: Pick n Pay asap! is rallying behind SA’s national cricket team by announcing it will fully refund all qualifying orders placed between 30 October and 17 November should South Africa emerge victorious in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

Friday 27 Oct 2023
27 October 2023

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

Wednesday 25 Oct 2023
25 October 2023

25 October 2023: Pick n Pay asap! today launched over 400 app-only ‘Unreal Deals’ – at prices that are as attractive as Black Friday deals. For five days only, these will offer up to 60% off essentials and sought-after products, such as the ever-popular air fryer – which continues to be a fast-moving product by customers. These deals will also be available on the Mr D app. 

Wednesday 18 Oct 2023
18 October 2023

[Cape Town, 18 October 2023] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the 26 weeks to 27 August 2023.

Wednesday 11 Oct 2023
11 October 2023

11 October 2023: 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 n Pay Smart Shopper app.

Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
10 October 2023

10 October 2023: Pick n Pay has extended its partnership with WWF South Africa as it works to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its Group by 2050.

Thursday 05 Oct 2023
05 October 2023

05 October 2023: Pick n Pay asap! has relaunched its fast-growing on-demand delivery app, and to celebrate, it is offering unlimited free delivery for its customers in October.  

Wednesday 04 Oct 2023
04 October 2023

04 October 2023: Pick n Pay has launched its first zero-waste supermarket pilot in Cape Town, reinforcing its commitment to reducing food waste.

Monday 02 Oct 2023
02 October 2023

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.

Wednesday 27 Sep 2023
27 September 2023

27 September 2023: A little-known fact about Pick n Pay relates to the size of its franchise network, and over the next few years the group will further strengthen the division.

Wednesday 20 Sep 2023
20 September 2023

Cape Town, 20 September 2023: Design and fashion have been Cinani Nhlapo’s life since he was a youngster playing house, dressing up with his cousins and sewing his clothes by hand.

Thursday 14 Sep 2023
14 September 2023

14 September 2023: Selected Pick n Pay formats are ushering in a new era of shopping convenience and affordability with the launch of PayJustNow, one of the fastest-growing Buy Now Pay Later providers in South Africa.

Friday 08 Sep 2023
08 September 2023

08 September 2023: In a bold and exciting move, Pick n Pay has unveiled a temporary vibrant new logo at its Constantia store in Cape Town. Proudly donning the iconic green and gold colours of the Springbok Rugby Team, this change is more than just a fresh look; it's a powerful statement of support for South Africa's beloved rugby heroes.

Thursday 07 Sep 2023
07 September 2023

Cape Town, 7 September 2023: It is with profound sadness that we announce the death at the age of 92 of visionary South African, and founder of Pick n Pay, Raymond Ackerman.  He is survived by his wife, Wendy, children Gareth, Kathy, Suzanne, and Jonathan, his 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tuesday 05 Sep 2023
05 September 2023

Family to receive R5,000 per month for babies' needs for four months

Thursday 31 Aug 2023
31 August 2023

31 August 2023: Pick n Pay Clothing, renowned for its affordable yet quality clothing, is partnering with Nando’s, the hottest chick in the game. These two iconic South African brands are launching an exclusive collection of tees that are set to fire up the fashionistas as we spring into Spring.

Thursday 31 Aug 2023
31 August 2023

31 August 2023: Get ready to score a try for sustainability while cheering on your favourite rugby team. Pick n Pay has launched a limited-edition collectable Springbok reusable shopping bag. These iconic green and gold bags are set to revolutionize the way fans show their support for the Springboks (and the environment).

Monday 21 Aug 2023
21 August 2023

From leggings to designer collections – the value clothing retailer continues to strengthen its range for families while growing its aspirational appeal

Monday 21 Aug 2023
21 August 2023

Artistic vision blossoms under a mentorship programme

Monday 24 Jul 2023
24 July 2023

24 July 2023: Cash-strapped consumers might unknowingly have extra cash in their wallets. Pick n Pay has reported that over 11 million customers have unclaimed Smart Shopper points already loaded on their card, totalling over R250 million in cash-back rewards.

Wednesday 21 Jun 2023
21 June 2023

The retailer's new offer will be a game-changer for local Robloxians

Tuesday 16 May 2023
16 May 2023

Pick n Pay helping to feed South African families with R10m of free groceries

Monday 03 Apr 2023
03 April 2023

Cape Town, 3 April 2023: Pick n Pay Clothing becomes the first clothing retailer recognised by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) for its sustainable approach to refurbishing the interiors of its growing store network.

Friday 31 Mar 2023
31 March 2023

Cape Town, 31 March 2023: 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.

Monday 13 Mar 2023
13 March 2023

"'The future of retail is the ability to create a seamless shopping experience across online and offline"

Tuesday 14 Feb 2023
14 February 2023

For the love of the environment: Pick n Pay on track to achieving 2025 plastic waste reduction targets

Monday 30 Jan 2023
30 January 2023

PnP Offers free dietary guidelines from in-house dietitian at PnP

Monday 16 Jan 2023
16 January 2023

Pick n Pay has launched over 150 new plant-based products in the past two years

16 January 2023: Pick n Pay has doubled the number of plant-based products it stocks in the past two years, and sales continue to grow year-on-year, with newness driving this growth amongst local customers.

Friday 13 Jan 2023
13 January 2023

You might soon be able to pick up your Takealot order at your nearest Pick n Pay

Tuesday 29 Nov 2022
29 November 2022

Pick n Pay announces 2022 Small Suppliers of the Year award winners
Celebrating local innovation and entrepreneurship in Global Entrepreneurship Month

Wednesday 23 Nov 2022
23 November 2022

Pick n Pay last year sold enough instant coffee to make 256 million cups of coffee – that is four cups of coffee for every South African!

Tuesday 15 Nov 2022
15 November 2022

Pick n Pay will deliver its biggest and strongest Black Friday deals as it moves to offer deals perfectly suited to its customers under its two supermarket brands and growing online presence. Added into the offering this year will be deals offered by its new homeware online shop.

Tuesday 08 Nov 2022
08 November 2022

Pick n Pay Home offers new and exclusive online-only products and customers get an impressive new Smart Shopper benefit

Tuesday 01 Nov 2022
01 November 2022

Latest in-store pilot shows cryptocurrency payment can be widely adopted
01 November 2022: Pick n Pay is leading the way in local retail by making transactions via cryptocurrency more accessible to millions.

Thursday 27 Oct 2022
27 October 2022

Cape Town, 27 October 2022: Pick n Pay has unveiled its new flagship store in Cape Town. The Waterstone store in Somerset West will be the model for what customers can come to expect at all revamped Pick n Pay stores in the future.

Tuesday 25 Oct 2022
25 October 2022

Pick n Pay Stores Limited has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets (A2X). Its shares will be available for trade on A2X from 1 November 2022.

Thursday 20 Oct 2022
20 October 2022

Pick n Pay Clothing is rapidly opening new stores with a strong focus on sustainability features 

Cape Town, 20 October 2022: Pick n Pay Clothing has revealed its new-look store in Canal Walk, Cape Town.

Thursday 20 Oct 2022
20 October 2022

Designer Matte Nolim launches an exclusive range with Pick n Pay Clothing 

Cape Town, 20 October 2022: Internationally acclaimed local designer Matte Nolim brings his skill and love of

Tuesday 18 Oct 2022
18 October 2022

[Cape Town, 18 October 2022] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the six months ended 28 August 2022.

Tuesday 04 Oct 2022
04 October 2022

04 October 2022: By working together, Pick n Pay and Mr D have just made online grocery shopping much better, easier, and more exciting for customers. Using the Mr D app, all your favourite Pick n Pay products can now be delivered right to your door.

Thursday 01 Sep 2022
01 September 2022

PnP's growing clothing division is increasingly shifting to local suppliers, and those using sustainable practices

Thursday 25 Aug 2022
25 August 2022

Pick n Pay reduces IT infrastructure cost with the adoption of serverless computing with AWS, and becomes nimbler in the process

Thursday 28 Jul 2022
28 July 2022

28 July 2022: Pick n Pay has launched an exceptional new premium range under its private label. The Crafted Collection by PnP range will drive innovation and differentiation within their newly revamped middle to top-end Pick n Pay stores.   

Monday 18 Jul 2022
18 July 2022

18 July 2022: Today FoodForward SA, in partnership with Pick n Pay, hosted its 4th national Mandela Day Food Drive packing events across the country after pausing the worthy initiative during the pandemic.

Tuesday 31 May 2022
31 May 2022

31 May 2022: As the petrol price continues winging its way to record highs, Pick n Pay's Smart Shopper loyalty programme is giving South Africans a way to save at the fuel pump.

Tuesday 17 May 2022
17 May 2022

[Cape Town, 17 May 2022]   The Pick n Pay Group today launched a comprehensive new strategic plan, which  Group CEO Pieter Boone described as the "biggest and most important change in Pick n Pay for many years".

Tuesday 17 May 2022
17 May 2022

[Cape Town, 17 May 2022] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the year ended 27 February 2022.

Tuesday 17 May 2022
17 May 2022

[Cape Town, 17 May 2022] Pick n Pay and Takealot announced today that their two companies have signed a commercial services agreement which will enable customers across South Africa to buy Pick n Pay food, groceries, and liquor on a new platform on the Mr D app. 

Wednesday 13 Apr 2022
13 April 2022

Cape Town, 13 April 2022: "I want to call on Pick n Pay to spoil our learners with Easter eggs and a mascot for Easter." This was the request Pick n Pay got from the principal at Merrydale Primary School in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, and today this wish was granted. 

Tuesday 05 Apr 2022
05 April 2022

05 April 2022: Pick n Pay's Smart Shopper has teamed up with pet insurer and will offer its Pet Club members 50% off their pet insurance premiums for the first three months of their new policy.

Tuesday 22 Mar 2022
22 March 2022

22 March 2022: Pick n Pay has become the first South African retailer to launch in-store "vertical farms" to show customers a sustainable and locally-grown modern farming solution.  The vertical farms will grow various lettuce leaves and herbs from seeds, right in Pick n Pay's fruit and vegetable section.

Monday 28 Feb 2022
28 February 2022

28 February 2022: Pick n Pay sold over 20 million bottles of wine in 2021 and looks to exceed that figure this year as it continues to form strong partnerships with the local wine industry and grow its exclusively produced wine collection.

Monday 28 Feb 2022
28 February 2022

28 February 2022: Pick n Pay has launched a new wine range in partnership with Bellingham Wines, one of South Africa's pioneering wine brands. The Masterpiece range boasts three wines and incorporates the work of two local artists on the labels.

Tuesday 25 Jan 2022
25 January 2022

25 January 2022: Due to huge customer demand, Pick n Pay today launched its new Vehicle Licence Disc Renewal Service nationally. Customers will now be able to renew their licence disc in over 500 Pick n Pay stores, across South Africa, at an amended service fee of R250.

Thursday 09 Dec 2021
09 December 2021

09 December 2021: Forget reindeers – Santa has new helpers this year to help him spread the festive cheer, and more importantly, to help vulnerable communities after another tough year.

Wednesday 03 Nov 2021
03 November 2021

03 November 2021: Pick n Pay's Smart Shopper loyalty programme continues to grow beyond its 9 million membership base, and increased participation has seen the total of unredeemed points climb to R245 million. This is up from R200-million in unredeemed points the retailer reported a few months ago, and says this is because more customers are swiping their cards more often to get savings.

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021
20 October 2021

[Cape Town, 20 October 2021] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the six months ended 29 August 2021.

Thursday 22 Jul 2021
22 July 2021

Commenting on progress in recovering from the social unrest and damage last week, Pick n Pay Group CEO, Pieter Boone said:

Wednesday 21 Apr 2021
21 April 2021

[Cape Town, 21 April 2021] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the year ended 28 February 2021.


Tuesday 20 Oct 2020
20 October 2020

[Cape Town, 20 October 2020] Pick n Pay today published its interim results for the six months ended 30 August 2020.

Tuesday 12 May 2020
12 May 2020

[Cape Town, 12 May 2020]; Pick n Pay today published its annual results for the year ended 1 March 2020. The Group delivered turnover growth of 4.7% in a tough trading environment. The Group’s South African operations delivered turnover growth of 5.1% against a strong prior year base, reflecting operational challenges in the second half of the year including the impact of a sustained programme of load-shedding and some supply chain labour disruption. The Group’s South African operations remained resilient, delivering growth in Comparable Profit before Tax (PBT) of 15.2% for the year, offsetting challenges experienced in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Group PBT was up 6.5%, with the PBT margin improving from 2.0% to 2.1%. Comparable Headline Earnings per Share of 278.8 cents per share is line with last year on a 52-week basis.

Tuesday 22 Oct 2019
22 October 2019

[Cape Town, 22 October 2019] Pick n Pay today published its interim financial results for the six months ended 1 September 2019. Consistent and effective implementation of the right long-term plan over a number of years has delivered earnings growth despite an increasingly challenging consumer environment.

Friday 26 Apr 2019
26 April 2019

*Pick n Pay follows a 52-week retail financial calendar, which requires the inclusion of an additional week every six years. The 2019 financial year is a 53-week period, and its results are not directly comparable with 2018. Additional pro forma financial information was provided on an equivalent 52-week basis, to assist stakeholders with their assessment of the Group’s comparable performance. The information below is on a 52-week comparable basis.

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
16 October 2018
[Cape Town, 16 October 2018] Pick n Pay today published its financial results for the six months ended 26 August 2018. 
Thursday 19 Apr 2018
19 April 2018
Pick n Pay today published its annual financial results for the year ending 25 February 2018.
Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
17 October 2017

[Cape Town, 17 October 2017] Pick n Pay today announced its ninth consecutive period of profit and turnover growth. Headline earnings per share grew 11.6% on a normalised basis, excluding the impact of a voluntary severance programme. Turnover grew 5.1%, reflecting a difficult trading environment and significant investment in lower prices for our customers.

Thursday 21 Sep 2017
21 September 2017

[Cape Town, 21 September 2017]  Pick n Pay today launches an exciting new Store account, with great benefits for all qualifying Smart Shoppers and other customers who sign up to be a Smart Shopper.

Wednesday 19 Apr 2017
19 April 2017
[Cape Town, 19 April 2017 Pick n Pay today announced growth of 18% in headline earnings per share for the year ended 26 February 2017. This was achieved in conditions of persistently low economic growth and significant financial pressures on consumers across the income scale.
Wednesday 22 Mar 2017
22 March 2017
[Cape Town, 22 March 2017] 50 years ago almost to the day, Raymond Ackerman bought three small stores in Cape Town. His one goal: to fight high prices and bring South Africans the best prices and best service of any retailer in South Africa.
Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
18 October 2016
[Cape Town, 18 October 2016] Pick n Pay today delivered growth of 23.7% in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the Half-Year ending 28 August 2016. This is the Group’s seventh consecutive reporting period of headline earnings growth in excess of 20%. It was delivered despite a challenging trading environment characterised by sluggish economic growth, depressed consumer confidence and heightened competition.
Monday 13 Jun 2016
13 June 2016
[Cape Town, 13 June 2016] Pick n Pay Stores announced today that it was seeking shareholder approval for a proposal to replace its current pyramid ownership structure with a simpler, more modern single share listing. Shareholders will vote on 25 July.
Tuesday 26 Apr 2016
26 April 2016
[Cape Town, 26 April 2016] Pick n Pay today reported a strong financial performance for the year ending 28 February 2016, with its highest turnover growth for six years, an improved gross profit margin, sound expense control and greater operating efficiency. Pre-tax profit was up 22.3% on the equivalent period last year, demonstrating substantive progress in executing the Group’s three-stage turnaround strategy. Before the impact of capital profits and losses on the disposal and impairment of assets, pre-tax profit was up 26.1%.
Tuesday 13 Oct 2015
13 October 2015
[Cape Town, 13 October 2015] Pick n Pay today reported a substantial increase in sales growth and profit for the half-year ending 31 August 2015. Pre-tax profit was up 23.0% on the equivalent period last year. As a result of accelerated sales growth and greater operating efficiency, segmental pre-tax profit in the core South Africa division grew by 44.7% on last year.
Tuesday 21 Apr 2015
21 April 2015
[Cape Town, 21 April 2015] Pick n Pay has reported growth in headline earnings per share of 28.0% at the full year to end February 2015. The company lifted profit before tax to R1205.2m, up 44.7% on the previous year. The final dividend was up 27.1% to 98.5 cents with the total dividend for the year up 28.0% to 118.1 cents, maintaining the dividend cover of 1.5 times headline earnings per share.