Development is underway at the V&A Waterfront for a new generation, flagship Pick n Pay store, expected to open in December 2013. The new store – at over 6 000m² – will be significantly larger than the current one – 2 600m² – and will offer vastly improved access to parking.
“Enhancing and expanding our retail offering is crucial to our overall business strategy,” says David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront. “This new and improved Pick n Pay meets our customers’ needs for wider choice, easier accessibility and an overall improved shopping experience.”
Pick n Pay spokesman Tamra Veley said: “This development has been well-researched – efficient best-practice planning is going into the store layout – and we are confident that when the store opens it will exceed the expectations of Capetonians at one of South Africa’s premier shopping and entertainment destinations.
“The additional space allowed us to design a store that is centred on the needs, convenience, and comfort of our customers,” said Veley.
Alex Kabalin, Retail Executive at the V&A Waterfront explained, “The biggest challenge we face is managing the changes needed for this new store, while minimising disruption for our customers and tenants. Our construction work has been scheduled with a view to making this as hassle free as possible. We have no doubt that once completed, the new Pick n Pay will be a welcome addition to our offering.”
Pick n Pay will continue to trade in its current location until the new store development is complete.