Pick n Pay relationship with black franchisees worrisome – EFF

Fighters say many issues confronting the retail and franchise sector have been referred to EFF legal department

EFF statement on meeting with Pick n Pay franchisees

4 August 2022

The leadership of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by Deputy President Floyd Shivambu met with former black franchisees of retail chain corporation Pick n Pay on the 04th of August 2022 at the EFF Head Office, Winnie Madikizela Mandela House.

The meeting discussed at length many issues confronting the retail and franchise sector, and some of the matters which arose have been referred to the EFF Legal Department for further consideration. There are several worrying and objectively unacceptable circumstances that seem to define Pick n Pay's relationship with its black franchisees, and this needs to be clarified before we take further action. In the immediate, the EFF has requested a meeting with the Executive Leadership of Pick n Pay, to ventilate the issues discussed in the meeting with black franchisees.

Pick n Pay has 7-working days to respond to the meeting request by the EFF, and we will communicate further action should they fail to respond within the stipulated time.

Issued by Sinawo Thambo, National Spokesperson, EFF, 4 August 2022