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Clothing Careers Pick n Pay

The Clothing Support Office is responsible for all the clothing sold in our stores. All merchandise sourced by the Clothing Support Office is manufactured and delivered into the Clothing Distribution Centre (CDC) and allocated to the various stores.

Clothing was introduced to Pick n Pay in our first hypermarket in Boksburg in 1975.

Today clothing can be found across all our store formats: all hypermarkets, selected supermarkets, some family stores, and stand-alone clothing stores country wide. We also sell clothing in stores in Namibia and Zambia.

In 2002 Pick n Pay Clothing launched its first “stand-alone” clothing store in the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria.

Our clothing offering is based on LOW PRICED QUALITY CLOTHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. On our till counter our logo reads:  The family’s favourite low price clothing store.

The selection of product starts up to 12 months before the season starts. Each department for example Womenswear which is split into two sections – Cherokee & Maui and Real, Boyswear, Footwear etc. - consists of a team of people who are responsible for the procurement and distribution of stock for that department.
The team must consider many factors that will affect what they buy.  They need to look at the performance of current lines, consider overseas trends and look at what our competitors are doing.
Once the garment reaches the store - it is the task of the department to continue to monitor sales performance throughout the season and make adjustments to production and allocations of stock according to the performance of the store and trading conditions.

Each department is made up of:

  • A buyer who is responsible for choosing the style of the garment for the season: the cut, colour, trim details.
  • A planner is responsible for the production and stock holding of merchandise by producing a category and assortment plan.  They will also plan price points, margins, stock levels and intake to stores to ensure the flow   of merchandise into the stores throughout the season. 
  • Once a garment has been manufactured and is ready for distribution it is quality checked by the Quality Assurance department and the buyer, to ensure that the garment has been made to our exact specification. 
  • Once this is done the goods are shipped to our Clothing Distribution Centre and dispatched to stores. 
  • An allocator has the role of allocating the correct amount of stock to be sent from the Clothing Distribution Centre to each store.

The Clothing Finance & Administration and HR departments ensure that all the relevant policies and procedures are followed and that the management and staff in stores are well trained to merchandise the stock, run a store and look after the customer.

The Clothing Store Planning department is a team that plans, orders all the fixtures and fittings and sets up all new and refurbished stores both in the stand-alone sector and nationally.

The Clothing Marketing department ensures that all promotions and advertising activities are well executed.