Pick n Pay and Takealot Group have signed an agreement that will allow customers to buy Pick n Pay food, groceries and liquor on Takealot’s Mr D app.
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Pick n Pay revealed on Tuesday that its on-demand online delivery app, Pick n Pay asap!, grew its sales by 300% in the year to February 2022.
Pick n Pay has launched a customer communications channel on WhatsApp, allowing shoppers to interact with the retailer through the popular messaging app.
JSE-listed Massmart, which owns Makro, Builders and other well-known retail brands, said on Wednesday that it has entered discussions to buy a controlling stake in e-commerce specialist OneCart.
It is not yet clear just how extensive the destruction of particularly retail and warehouse property and the looting of stock in the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was.
Panic buying across neighbourhoods in Gauteng has seen popular grocery delivery services such as Checkers Sixty60 and Bottles by Pick n Pay buckle under the load.
South Africans are expected to face major food shortages in the wake of days of violent unrest across two key provinces, as rioters upend supply chains by looting supermarkets and torching goods trucks.
Pieter Boone plans to accelerate his predecessor’s eight-year turnaround of the South African grocer by boosting online sales and focusing on stores that cater for lower-to-middle income consumers.
Just a week after its CEO, Pieter Engelbrecht, teased the launch of its own mobile service, Shoprite Group has provided details of the launch K’nect Mobile, its mobile virtual network operator platform.
Pick n Pay can expect some competition from rival Shoprite when it comes to offering a mobile data and voice service.