“South Africa Mourns Retail Icon Raymond Ackerman, Founder of Pick n Pay, at 92. #RaymondAckerman #PicknPay”

By | September 7, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Retail icon Raymond Ackerman, founder of Pick n Pay, has passed away at the age of 92. South Africa mourns his death and celebrates his legacy in the retail industry. #RaymondAckerman #PicknPay #RetailLegend

South Africa is in mourning as news of the passing of retail icon Raymond Ackerman, founder of Pick n Pay, broke today. The beloved entrepreneur and philanthropist passed away at the age of 92, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the retail industry.

Born on March 10, 1931, in Cape Town, Raymond Ackerman was known for his innovative and visionary approach to the retail business. He founded Pick n Pay in 1967, starting with just four stores in Cape Town. Under his leadership, the company grew to become one of South Africa’s largest supermarket chains, with stores across the country.


Ackerman’s commitment to providing quality products at affordable prices revolutionized the retail industry in South Africa. He prioritized customer satisfaction and believed in the importance of creating a positive shopping experience. His dedication to ethical business practices and his emphasis on employee welfare made Pick n Pay a trusted and respected brand.

Beyond his entrepreneurial success, Ackerman was also known for his philanthropic endeavors. He established the Raymond Ackerman Foundation, which focuses on education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. Through the foundation, he supported numerous initiatives that empowered disadvantaged communities and helped build a brighter future for South Africa.

The news of Ackerman’s passing has reverberated throughout the nation, with tributes pouring in from all corners of society. Many have lauded him as a retail legend and a true visionary who transformed the industry. His contributions to the growth and development of South Africa’s retail sector will always be remembered.

Raymond Ackerman’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs and business leaders. His passion for innovation, commitment to customer satisfaction, and philanthropic spirit have left an indelible mark on the country. South Africa mourns the loss of a true icon, but his achievements will be celebrated for years to come..