Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia expanded it footprint on Thursday when it opened its latest store which will employ employ 101 locals of which 46 are new recruitments, at the new Dunes Mall in Walvis Bay.
The keynote speaker at the official opening of the Dunes Mall PnP store, Hon. Benita Imbamba - Regional Councilor of Arandis Constituency said that despite the tough economic times, the coast is is still an ideal dream 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 PnP 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 her service delivery is a key component to the success of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), as well as the National Development Plan, and, when on point, will open even more doors for Namibia.
Executive Chairman of the O&L Group, Sven Thieme during his statement placed emphasis on how milestones such as the opening of another PnP store contributes to the overall vision of the O&L Group.
"Today's celebration contributes to the O&L Vision metric of creating 4, 000 additional jobs by the year 2019, and I am happy to say that we are well on track with 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 PnP team for another achievement on its journey to becoming a leader in its business," he said.
Managing Director of PnP, 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 for your convenience, 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.
Wurm added that as part of PnP's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, PnP Dunes Mall has committed to assist the Jonah Home for Children that houses children from disadvantaged communities with a Pick n Pay grocery voucher to the value of N$1000 every month for the next year. The first voucher was handed over to the Jonah Home at the opening of the store.
F.L.T.R - O&L Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peter Grüttemeyer; O&L Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme; Pick n Pay MD, Norbert Wurm; Hon. Benita Imbamba - Regional Councilor of Arandis Constituency, and Chris Reed - Franchise Director, Pick n Pay South Africa.