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Ackermans launches futuristic concept store

Ackermans launches futuristic concept store

16/10/2019 - 16:17
Ackermans, one of South Africa’s longest-standing value retailers, launched its first technology-driven concept store in Sandton City, Johannesburg. read more
Ackermans uplifts the community one leather sandal at a time

Ackermans uplifts the community one leather sandal at a time

24/09/2019 - 12:39
The retail sector, with its footprint in both urban and rural areas, has the potential to create more sustainable jobs in South Africa, given the unemployment rate. It is with this in mind that Ackermans, one of the country’s longest-standing retailers, has partnered with footwear importer and distributor, Universal Footwear, to locally design, source and produce its leather sandals. read more
Ackermans launches ‘Moms4Moms’ educational platform to give mothers a helping hand

Ackermans launches ‘Moms4Moms’ educational platform to give mothers a helping hand

16/09/2019 - 14:03
According to a 2017 Statistic South Africa report, 61% of South African children are raised by only their mothers. This reveals that the majority of South African women have to navigate single-parenthood, as well as being the sole provider for their families.  read more
Ackermans launches A-list  Summer collection

Ackermans launches A-list Summer collection

12/09/2019 - 11:08
With winter’s icy grip on the country, it's hard to believe that summer is around the corner. The onset of warmer days means that it’s almost time to ditch the winter wardrobe and embrace a lighter, brighter one. However, selecting a summer wardrobe can be a daunting experience, as consumers are spoilt for choice and simply don’t have the time to sift through the top trends - particularly when on a budget. read more
Ackermans victorious for the third time running at 10th annual AskAfrica Icon Brands Survey Awards

Ackermans victorious for the third time running at 10th annual AskAfrica Icon Brands Survey Awards

03/09/2019 - 09:02
South Africa’s most loved brands were announced recently at the AskAfrika Icon Brands Survey awards in Johannesburg. Value retailer, Ackermans, was awarded the top honour in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category, for a third time in a row, and was further announced as a Platinum Brand Icon. read more
Africa’s biggest mall welcomes Ackermans’ 800th store

Africa’s biggest mall welcomes Ackermans’ 800th store

23/08/2019 - 09:52
One of South Africa’s longest-standing value retailers, Ackermans, opened its 800th store in Africa’s biggest shopping centre Fourways Mall, in the north of Johannesburg. read more
Ackermans, Truworths and Pep lead in customer satisfaction rankings

Ackermans, Truworths and Pep lead in customer satisfaction rankings

19/08/2019 - 08:36
Consulta has released its latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SA-csi), showing which clothing stores have the highest customer satisfaction ratings. read more
Ackermans extends its body-positive 'I Am Me' campaign with nude colour lingerie collection

Ackermans extends its body-positive 'I Am Me' campaign with nude colour lingerie collection

25/07/2019 - 16:42
Following the success of its star-studded Valentine’s lingerie campaign which featured the likes of Busiswa Gqulu and Pearl Modiadie, Ackermans is once again shaking up the country with its latest nude colour lingerie campaign; a natural progression of the retailer’s “I Am Me” (#iamme) movement. read more
Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards

Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards

07/06/2019 - 10:23
South Africa’s leading value retailer Ackermans has been announced as the Platinum winner in the Children’s Clothing Store category at the 2019 Beeld Reader’s Choice Awards. read more
Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

Pepkor says market-share gains boosted half-year earnings

29/05/2019 - 09:34
Pepkor, which owns the Pep and Ackermans brands, says sales and earnings rose in the six months to end-March thanks partly to market-share gains in clothing and merchandise. read more
Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey

Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey

24/04/2019 - 10:47
The 10th annual AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey, which measures brand relevance across all segments of the demographic, has awarded leading value retailer Ackermans the top award in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category. read more
How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

How retailers can add value for consumers in turbulent economic times

25/03/2019 - 15:51
For the most part, it has been a dismal year for South African retailers; elevated household debt, higher fuel prices and an increase in value-added tax squeezed consumer spending. However, Ackermans, South Africa’s longest standing value retailer, performed well over 2018 reporting growth of just over 10% which is three times more than the industry benchmark.  read more
SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

SA women applaud Ackermans' #IAmMe Valentine's lingerie campaign

07/02/2019 - 09:45
Ackermans' latest star-studded lingerie campaign inspires women to celebrate their true selves. read more
Pepkor difficult to price in shadow of Steinhoff

Pepkor difficult to price in shadow of Steinhoff

29/01/2019 - 09:09
General goods retailer Pepkor, formerly known as Steinhoff Africa Retail, released solid numbers for the three months ended December despite challenging trading conditions.  read more
Back to school - New uniform trends from Ackermans

Back to school - New uniform trends from Ackermans

09/01/2019 - 09:19
Going back to school after the holidays is often a stressful time for most families; children and parents have to make the inevitable transition from easy summer life to days filled with carpooling, homework and extra-mural activities. read more
Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

Ackermans to upskill employees through its new e-learning platform

22/11/2018 - 10:32
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has launched its new in-store electronic learning solution to train new and existing staff.  read more
 Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

Ackermans fashion design competition announces SA’s trendiest kids

26/10/2018 - 14:49
Tshepo “Young King” Tau,15 from Boksburg and Busisiwe “Busi” Maphalala,13 from Pretoria West have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Ackermans Style Squad Young Fashion Designer competition.  read more
Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

Ackermans celebrates Super Moms - our everyday South African heroes

31/08/2018 - 14:16
Conducting consumer research is nothing new in the retail industry; it’s common practice to understand what consumers respond to and why customers behave in a certain way. However, generic insights no longer suffice in the current competitive retail environment, as consumers now represent a multi-faceted pool of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers. read more
Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

Ackermans gives moms one less thing to worry about with new ‘My First Steps’ footwear range

27/08/2018 - 08:52
A child’s first step is a massive milestone for any family. Once those first few steps are taken, it is almost impossible to keep up with your little one as their curiosity to discover the world takes over.  read more
Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

Ackermans receives top nod at AskAfrika Icon Brands awards

24/08/2018 - 13:46
South Africa’s leading value retailer, Ackermans, has been awarded Icon Brand status as AskAfrika’s 2018/ 2019 Icon Brands insights awards event. In addition, Ackermans was also a winner in the Clothing Retail: Children’s category.  read more
Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

Ackermans launches new range of seam-free underwear and shapewear

14/08/2018 - 14:40
Ackermans, South Africa’s leading value retailer, is celebrating all sizes and skin tone of women this Women’s Month, by launching its first Nude Colour Collection range of seam-free underwear and shapewear.  read more
Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

Ackermans shines at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards

10/07/2018 - 15:07
The AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Awards has recognised leading value retailer Ackermans as one of the top brands in the South African township sector.  read more
SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

SA’s trendiest kids design new winter ranges exclusive to Ackermans

07/06/2018 - 13:16
Daniella dos Santos (‘Dani’, 16) and Nikhil Govender (‘Nixie’, 11), winners of Ackermans’ 2017 Style Squad Young Fashion Designer Competition, are launching their very own girls’ and boys’ winter ranges; which will be available from Ackermans stores across Southern Africa in June 2018.  read more
Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

Tailoring employee benefits to reflect the changing landscape

07/05/2018 - 10:55
The world is evolving – globalisation, as a result of technological advancements, has led to unlimited access to information and exposure to trends, cultures and influences – all at the touch of a button.  read more
Ackermans opens 700th store

Ackermans opens 700th store

25/04/2018 - 14:11
Ackermans opened its 700th store in the Rustenburg Platinum Square. read more
Ackermans shares its secrets to sustainability

Ackermans shares its secrets to sustainability

23/02/2018 - 15:04
Local retailers have been under severe pressure these past couple of years, and 2018 promises no respite.  read more
Why CSI should be an extension of company culture

Why CSI should be an extension of company culture

13/02/2018 - 14:42
Companies are realising that Corporate Social Investment(CSI) should no longer be viewed in isolation as a stand-alone portfolio, but rather an integral part of a sustainable business plan.  read more
What South African consumers can expect from the ladieswear category in 2018

What South African consumers can expect from the ladieswear category in 2018

18/01/2018 - 10:54
There is a massive new trend in ladieswear for 2018. Raynard Potgieter, Buying Director at Ackermans, notes that if brands want to cater to the South African market, they need to have a better understanding of their female customer's needs.  read more
Pep and Ackermans give Star a boost

Pep and Ackermans give Star a boost

04/12/2017 - 10:32
Star, the JSE-listed holding company of Pep, Ackerman and other retailers unbundled from Steinhoff on September 20, released its first financial results as a standalone group on Monday morning. read more
Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store

Canal Walk welcomes Ackermans re-located, new look store

01/09/2017 - 15:16
Ackermans relocated and re-opened its doors in one of Africa’s leading retail, leisure and entertainment destinations, Canal Walk shopping centre, today 1 September.  read more
Kidswear continues to boom in 2017

Kidswear continues to boom in 2017

09/02/2017 - 08:58
Every January without fail, we see numerous articles predicting what’s hot and what’s not for the year ahead, across everything from politics to perfume. One trend which has not received as much airtime in media but has shown to be following a steep upward growth curve is the kids wear category. Technavio, an international market research company, forecasts the sector’s growth to be more than 6% by 2020 (source). This percentage far surpasses the anticipated growth in the women and men’s wear sectors for the same period.  read more
Brait hunts for sizeable buy with R12bn purse

Brait hunts for sizeable buy with R12bn purse

20/11/2015 - 11:46
Investment company Brait has R12bn in its kitty for a large purchase after an acquisitive half-year. read more
Ackermans Heritage Store Opening – the 500th store!

Ackermans Heritage Store Opening – the 500th store!

30/09/2015 - 12:52
South African Value Retailer, Ackermans opened its 500th store, in Adderley Street, Cape Town on the 23 September 2015. The shop is located in the basement of the Union Castle Building, Adderley Street in Cape Town, which is clearly visible from the street.  read more
Ackermans Heritage Store Opening – the 500th store!

Ackermans Heritage Store Opening – the 500th store!

11/09/2015 - 11:21
South African Value Retailer, Ackermans is pleased to announce the opening of its 500th store, in Adderley Street Cape Town on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. read more
Best and worst clothing stores in South Africa

Best and worst clothing stores in South Africa

21/08/2015 - 09:17
Woolworths, Ackermans, and Pep Stores lead the pack for customer brand satisfaction with SA clothing retailers, according to the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) released on Thursday. read more
Ackermans announces the winner of Style Squad 2014

Ackermans announces the winner of Style Squad 2014

30/07/2015 - 10:37
Leading value retailer, Ackermans, is pleased to announce the trendiest and most stylish kid in South Africa: Kekeletso Choolo aka Kid Fresh – as the 2014 winner of the Style Squad Competition. read more
Massive multi-chain supermarket area opens in Pretoria

Massive multi-chain supermarket area opens in Pretoria

25/06/2015 - 14:42
Menlyn Park’s Grocery Avenue features the latest in store design for Checkers Hyper, Food Lovers Market, Pick n Pay, and New World Discount Store read more
Ackermans shining example of how to cut electricity costs

Ackermans shining example of how to cut electricity costs

15/05/2015 - 09:20
Cape Town – An innovative project by retailer Ackermans to save electricity and reduce costs landed them a hot prize at the African Utility Week in Cape Town on Wednesday. read more
Ackermans returns to centre stage with new winter fashion showcase

Ackermans returns to centre stage with new winter fashion showcase

29/04/2015 - 10:55
Cape Town – Iconic SA value retailer Ackermans, hosted its media event at The Bay Hotel in Cape Town on the 21st April. In a beautiful showcase of its latest fashion ranges and homeware products, Ackermans put on a display of value retail at its best.  read more
Empire-builder Wiese heads for the High Street

Empire-builder Wiese heads for the High Street

06/01/2015 - 12:20
Not content with nailing down the largest takeover in South African corporate history, 71-year-old retail magnate Christo Wiese has now set his sights on expanding his empire in Britain’s retail market. read more
Shareholder questions family control of Pick n Pay

Shareholder questions family control of Pick n Pay

03/06/2014 - 10:51
The value of retaining the Ackerman family’s "artificial" control of Pick n Pay was again questioned at the supermarket giant’s annual general meeting on Monday. read more
Ackermans opens 400th store in November 2013

Ackermans opens 400th store in November 2013

18/02/2014 - 12:25
The 400th store of the retail value retailer Ackermans opened in Secunda, Mpumalanga during November 2013, almost a century after the opening of the retailer's first store in Wynberg, Cape Town.  read more
Ackermans stores closed on 15 December 2013

Ackermans stores closed on 15 December 2013

13/12/2013 - 14:42
Ackermans stores in South Africa will be closed for trade on Sunday, 15 December 2013.  read more
Jozini Mall en-route to Mozambique, opening 24 October 2013

Jozini Mall en-route to Mozambique, opening 24 October 2013

08/10/2013 - 15:33
Jozini Mall, the new 18,220 square metre community shopping centre in North-Eastern KwaZulu-Natal, is now fully let and will open on Thursday, 24th October 2013. read more
Consumers happy with clothing retailers, South Africa

Consumers happy with clothing retailers, South Africa

04/10/2013 - 11:54
Johannesburg - South African clothing retail outlets have scored a customer satisfaction rating of 82 out of 100 according to the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi). read more
R195M Shopping Mall to be Built in iBhayi area Eastern Cape

R195M Shopping Mall to be Built in iBhayi area Eastern Cape

21/08/2012 - 09:08
Port Elizabeth’s iBhayi area will become a major urban retail hub with the development of the R195 million Kinako Mall at the intersection of the R75 Uitenhage Road and Spondo Road.  read more
Investec Property refurbishes Fleurdal Mall in Bloemfontein

Investec Property refurbishes Fleurdal Mall in Bloemfontein

15/06/2012 - 08:39
Investec Property is pleased to announce that the refurbishment of its Fleurdal Mall, situated in Vereeniging Avenue, Fleurdal, Bloemfontein is progressing well.  read more
New appointments at Ackermans

New appointments at Ackermans

13/06/2012 - 10:32
New appointments at Ackermans read more