Decide n Pay sê dat hy nóg ’n beter finansiële vertoning in die eerste helfte van die 2017-boekjaar gelewer het.
- Decide n Pay has mentioned that will probably be including extra liquor and outfitters to its secure to additional its attain.
- Each alcohol and clothes gross sales had been impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions, the retailer mentioned in its outcomes
- It additionally dedicated to buying no less than 25 million bottles of SA wine to help the native trade
Retailer Decide n Pay has mentioned that will probably be including extra liquor and outfitters to its secure to additional its attain.
On Wednesday, the retailer launched its outcomes for the 52 weeks ended 28 February, wherein it talked about that alcohol and clothes gross sales had been severely impacted by Covid-19 induced commerce restrictions.
The group misplaced 209 liquor buying and selling days over the yr and reported 31% damaging progress for the group’s liquor and tobacco gross sales.
To treatment this, the group mentioned it had added 35 new liquor shops throughout the yr and plans so as to add 40 extra over the 2022 monetary yr.
“To help restoration of the native wine trade, Decide n Pay has dedicated to the acquisition of no less than 25 million bottles of South African wine this yr and can work carefully with farmers to develop their gross sales by means of the launch of recent ranges, robust promotions and extra devoted shelf area,” mentioned the group.
In accordance with Decide n Pay, clothes gross sales have been severely impacted by buying and selling restrictions within the first half of the yr. Decide n Pay’s clothes gross sales elevated 1.3% year-on-year.
The group elevated native sourcing near 40% year-on-year to mitigate Covid-19 provide chain disruption, scale back order lead instances and enhance availability.
“The group added 22 outfitters throughout the yr and can proceed to increase its attain by means of focused funding in stand-alone outfitters, extra area in supermarkets, and a rising on-line supply.” The group plans so as to add an additional 30 new outfitters within the 2022 monetary yr.
Group turnover elevated 4.3% year-on-year to R93.1 billion, whereas the group delivered a gross sales progress of 10% in core meals and groceries in South Africa
Headline earnings per share decreased by 21.4% to 229.31 cents per share.
The group’s “remainder of Africa” phase contributed R4.3 billion of segmental income, down 8.6% on final yr. This contains operations in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland and Zambia.
The group mentioned the board owes a major debt of gratitude to outgoing CEO Richard Brasher for his management over an eight-year tenure, and specifically for his dedication this yr, when he delayed to steering the enterprise by means of the Covid-19 disaster.
“The board expresses its honest because of Richard for his invaluable contribution and desires him effectively in his retirement.”
“That is my final set of outcomes earlier than I retire. It has been an actual privilege to guide the group for the previous eight years. My legacy is to depart the enterprise stronger than I discovered it – geared up to win within the years to come back. I need to thank the chairman, the Ackerman household and the board for his or her unstinting help,” Brasher mentioned in a press release.
Brasher additionally introduced the launch of PicknPay.com, an internet platform the place clients will be capable of store seamlessly with Decide n Pay anytime.
“My best possible needs to Pieter Boone, who takes over from me at the moment. He’s an distinctive retailer and well-positioned to take the corporate into the longer term with confidence,” mentioned Brasher.