Pick n Pay has helped entrepreneurs, Armien and Yasmina Adams, open Something Nice Market in Blue Downs. This marks the third store in Cape Town to be opened under Pick n Pay’s spaza modernisation programme.
The spaza modernisation programme
Pick n Pay’s programme helps retail entrepreneurs to meet the growing needs of local communities by modernising their spaza stores. Pick n Pay equips the spaza stores with new technologies, branded products and refrigeration. Entrepreneurs are also offered training and advice but remain independent.
The modernisation programme was first piloted in Gauteng in 2016. Since then, 14 stores have been opened in this area. The Something Nice Market store is the third store to be modernised in the Western cape.
Something Nice Market
In May 2018, the Adams were selected by Pick n Pay to participate in the modernisation programme. Their 300 sq m store was restyled and supplied with a new butchery and 1,300 lines of fresh produce, perishables and non-food products. The store also comprises bill payments, data, lottery tickets and money transfer services. The Adams will continue to provide their own bakery goods and hot food deli selection.
Richard van Rensburg, Pick n Pay deputy CEO, explained that the programme aims to empower the retail entrepreneurs which, “in turn helps empower communities through employment, supplier development and access to outstanding retail shops”. Pick n Pay will continue to transfer skills and ownership to retail entrepreneurs in South Africa.
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