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Welcome to Pepkor

Who we are
Pepkor is a South African based investment holding company with retail interests in Africa (where it trades in eleven countries), Australia and Eastern Europe. The group, established in 1965, manages a portfolio of retail chains focused on the value market and selling predominantly clothing, footwear and textiles. Its main operating subsidiaries are Pep and Ackermans in South Africa, Best & Less in Australia and Pepco in Poland. The group trades from more than 3 400 stores and employs close to 32 000 people.

What we do
Pepkor is a multi-billion dollar retailer focused on growth with a diverse portfolio of brands operating on four continents. From its origins in South Africa, Pepkor has grown into a major global retailer by being customer focussed, embracing global opportunities for growth and leveraging its capabilities in deep-value retailing and emerging markets.

Our priorities
• We grow our network of stores to leverage scale and core competencies
• We increase profitability by exploiting the benefits of size, developing synergies and by
• Enhancing the supply chain by optimising sourcing synergies
• We leverage the Group's expertise and knowledge base to achieve best practice
• We make strategic acquisitions and investments in profitable market segments.

Our numbers (financial year 2013)
Sales                                                                                      R 33.5bn (US$3.35bn)
Retail space                                                                           1 600 000 m²
Number of stores                                                                   3 413
Number of employees                                                            31 904

Supplier relations
Our drive to master consistent, affordable and up to date products combined with financial stability and a growth strategy enables us to build long-term relationships with our suppliers. We offer them the security and success that comes with a diverse portfolio of trusted brands operating in 14 countries across four continents. We share our strategies to maximise synergies that lead to improved efficiency and growth.

Our people
Pepkor encourages its people to make a difference and be innovative. Authenticity, determination and accepting responsibility are qualities we value in our employees. We are adventurous and enterprising, grounded by our quest to master affordability for our customers and sustainable growth in our business.

In Pepkor we value open and honest relationships, built on fairness and respect for diversity. We take responsibility to get things done and take ownership for our actions and decisions.

Pepkor is an organisation offering many opportunities for people to grow. Since most vacancies are in the trading subsidiaries in our group, kindly follow the links should you be interested to find out more about a career in the Pepkor group.

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