Pick n Pay Namibia adds another store to portfolio – opens branch at The Dunes Mall
Pick n Pay Namibia expanded it footprint on Thursday when it opened its latest store which will employ 101 locals of which 46 are new recruits, at the new Dunes Mall in Walvis Bay.
The keynote speaker at the official opening, Councillor Benita Imbamba of Arandis said that despite the tough economic times, the coast is is still an ideal investment choice.
“From a fantastic reputation in the exquisite fishing industry, a host of the mining sector, as well as the potential and growing hub for the entire SADC Region, Namibia’s coast presents endless opportunities. Not only am I proud of the efforts made by Pick n Pay Namibia to contribute to economic growth, but I am also very happy about their dedication to delivering quality in products and services to the people,” she said.
According to the Councillor, service delivery is a key component to the success of the Harambee Prosperity Plan as well as the National Development Plan.
Executive Chairman of the O&L Group, Mr Sven Thieme in his statement placed emphasis on how milestones such as the opening of another Pick n Pay store contributes to the overall vision of the group.
“Today’s celebration contributes to the O&L vision of creating 4, 000 additional jobs by the year 2019, and I am happy to say that we are well on track to this target. This addition to the Pick n Pay store chain in Namibia also complements our vision of being the most progressive and inspiring company. Breakthrough leadership is strongly represented this morning and I am proud of the Pick n Pay team for another achievement on its journey to becoming a leader in its business,” he said.
Pick n Pay Namibia’s Managing Director, Mr Norbert Wurm said that cognizant of the tough economic climate that has had an impact and continues to impact everyone, he is confident that with the opening of this store it marks a beacon of hope in the development of Namibia and particularly the Erongo Region.
“Our valued coastal shoppers can look forward to a Pick n Pay store offering everything the heart desires with our full portfolio including groceries, clothing, a liquor store, the best fresh departments in town as well as our Wiesenhof coffee shop where you can sit down and enjoy the aroma of the best coffee in town and an appetizing meal prepared with passion,” Wurm added.
As part of Pick n Pay’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the Dunes Mall store will support the Jonah Home for Children from disadvantaged communities with a Pick n Pay grocery voucher for N$1000 every month for the next year. The first voucher was given to the Jonah Home at the opening of the store.
From the left, O&L Chief Executive, Peter Grüttemeyer; O&L Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme; Pick n Pay Managing Director, Norbert Wurm; Cllr Benita Imbamba and Chris Reed, the Franchise Director of Pick n Pay South Africa.