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Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 officially launched its ‘new look’ store in Swakopmund. As one of the first stores opened by the retailer in the country, PnP Swakopmund was just renovated and refreshed to enhance the shopping experience for its customers. 

Currently employing 80 Namibians, the revamp of PnP Swakopmund, according to PnP Namibia Managing Director, Norbert Wurm, was inspired by PnP’s commitment to creating amazing customer experiences and enduring impact in the retail sector. He added that revamping the store to new generation standard is for the benefit of the PnP customers in Swakopmund – which elevates the quality of products and services offered. Wurm: “Regardless of the current challenging economic times that affects each and every one of us as individuals and business Namibia, PnP Namibia will continue to invest in uplifting shopping experiences in the country, and through this aim to contribute to continued economic growth in the country. An incredible amount of work has gone into renovating the Swakopmund store. It is thus with pride that we present the New Generation PnP Swakopmund store, where we created a modern, friendly environment committed to serving our customers with passion. Our customers love the new layout, the space, as well as the innovation in products and packaging, and when they walk into the store they feel welcomed by the friendly staff in the new ambient and fresh look and feel, making their shopping experience even more enjoyable. I am excited to also extend a special invitation and welcome our senior citizens who can now look forward to and enjoy a special 5% discount on their purchases every Wednesday. This is Pick n Pay’s way of saying “we value you and thank you for your continued support.”

In his address at the launch, PnP Erongo Regional Manager, Johan Botha placed emphasis on the importance of realizing that the success of a business requires a concerted effort by all stakeholders. Botha: “The development of the store proves that we truly live the O&L Group purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’. We understand that it is a responsibility that lies with each and every one of us to create a conducive environment for all business to grow. PnP Swakopmund has not only committed to advancing our product range, service quality and customer experience, but the community as well. I am proud to be part of this amazing team who work with passion and dedication to enhance customer experience. I believe great things are lined up for the store as we continue to put the customer first. So I invite everyone to come make a turn, and experience the new and exciting PnP Swakopmund.” 

Botha added that the new PnP Swakopmund store provides a new range in bakery, with more space for fresh displays, including at the butchery, as well as a new layout for the hot pot section. A change in clothing section and range can also be expected by PnP Swakopmund customers. 

At the occasion, PnP Swakopmund affirmed its commitment in support of the Hangeneni Primary School in Mondesa, with weekly food donations and a monthly gift voucher worth N$1000. Wurm: “It is important that we recognize our role in the community and that we must make an effort to improve the well-being of those that support us.”