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Pick n Pay invests $2,5m
Stephen Chadenga - SouthernEye Online

Pick n Pay invests $2,5m in Gweru shop

PICK N PAY General Manager Africa Division, Dharmalingum Dass, has invested about $2,5 million in the refurbishment of former Gweru Meikles Departmental store which open its doors to the public next month.

Gweru TM supermarket will close its doors to pave way for the opening of Pick n Pay, but Dass said the building will be occupied by a sister company within the Meikles group.

“TM Supermarkets (Pvt) Ltd under two brands being TM and Pick n Pay Zimbabwe and the workers from the Gweru store will all be transferred to the Pick n Pay store,” Dass told Southern Eye Business through e-mailed responses.

“We have created in excess of 50 new jobs as well. The Gweru store will be occupied by a sister company within the Meikles group.”

Pick n Pay is expanding its presence in Zimbabwe through a partnership with TM Supermarkets, a subsidiary of Meikles Limited, by investing $25 million to upgrade the chain to international standards as it consolidates its market share in the country.

Dass said Gweru shoppers should expect expanded merchandise exclusive in Pick n Pay.

“The fresh foods department will showcase an expanded deli and hot foods, wider range of meat products in the butchery, state-of-the-art bakery equipment resulting in better quality breads and confectionery at competitive prices,” Dass said.

Farmers in the Midlands province will supply produce to the retail outlet.

“We will be buying most of our produce from farmers around the Midlands area, as well as poultry and meat. In the event that we are unable to procure certain merchandise locally we will source from other markets,” Dass said.

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