GROUP SERVICES

Pepkor Group Services was established in 2011 to support the group’s brands in achieving their business goals.

Group Services uses the group’s scale and expertise to enhance efficiencies and keep costs down to benefit the various brands and operational businesses. This forms an effective operational backbone, allowing Pepkor to source and supply products – at the right price – to each of our more than 5 300 stores daily.

While Group Services manages key business elements, such as corporate and administrative services, the Pepkor brands are free to focus on servicing their customers and delivering on promises.

Corporate Services looks after all the functions that support the brands and other operational businesses from a financial, tax, legal, investor relations, governance, human resources and marketing perspective.

Centralising many of these day-to-day business and regulatory functions allow us to use our economies of scale to save administration costs, and it provides a holistic group approach to group compliance.

Pepkor Installations was initially formalised in 2008 to service PEP. Today, it services all of Pepkor’s clothing and footwear brands. Pepkor Installations completes an average of 30 shopfitting projects per month, including new store rollouts and refurbishments. It also assists with the design and implementation of new-look stores.

Pepkor IT reduces operational costs and strengthens productivity for Pepkor’s retail businesses. With services that include strategy, engineering and development, Pepkor IT plays an important role in helping the group’s various brands to develop effective business and specifically technology solutions to operate in a competitive environment.

Pepkor Logistics provides a product distribution service for Pepkor’s clothing and footwear brands. Its cost-effective and reliable delivery network makes it easy for Pepkor brands to deliver on their value-for-money and service promises to customers.

Pepkor Properties gives Pepkor’s brands the chance to grow through access to expert property knowledge and systems. Its comprehensive property offering includes:

  • property management;
  • identifying new locations;
  • preparing feasibility presentations;
  • payment of rental to respective landlords; and
  • the negotiation of leases and contracts.

Pepkor Properties is assisted by a financial and legal team that covers all aspects of property management.

Pepkor Sourcing supports Pepkor’s clothing, footwear and homeware retailers in building strategic sourcing and technical capabilities. Key focus areas include:

  • 3D sampling;
  • local/regional sourcing opportunities;
  • supplier/enterprise development;
  • value-added sourcing; and
  • group contract negotiations.

Pep Clothing (PepClo) is a low-cost, high-volume mass manufacturer of school clothes and basic footwear that supplies PEP and Ackermans through six factory divisions.

PepClo is currently the largest manufacturing facility of its kind under one roof in South Africa, employing more than 2 000 people and delivering more than 11 million garments and flip-flops per year to retail outlets.

Tenacity Financial Services has been part of Pepkor since 2007 and is a specialist in the management of in-store credit card programmes. It provides customer payment solutions to several Pepkor retail brands with a value proposition that includes private label cards, lay-bys, gift cards, virtual vouchers, payment applications, call centre and insurance sales.

Tenacity Financial Services’ credit programmes are highly regarded for their simple pricing structures, quick time to market and ongoing professional support.