Southern Africa: South Africa's Pepkor Pulls Out Of Zimbabwe

Pepkor's website.
26 November 2019

Cape Town — South African retailer Pepkor Holdings has announced that it will exit Zimbabwe after an economic crisis in the country hurt its performance, Reuters reports.

The news agency quotes a Pepkor statement as saying: "The decision to exit Zimbabwe was based on the continued adverse macroeconomic conditions affecting trading and the weakening currency."

ZimLive.com reports that Pepkor operates retail shops under the Pep brand in South Africa. In Zimbabwe, the company was operating as Power Sales, after buying one of the country's most recognisable retail brands.

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