PEP opened their first store in 1965, in the small town of De Aar, Northern Cape. Since then, the brand has added more divisions such as PEPhome and PEPcell stores, making it one of the biggest single-brand retailers in Africa. They employ more than 17 000 people, and those working at PEP stores, are also known as ‘Dynamos’.
According to the Barrett Culture Survey, PEP was recently voted (again) as one of the top inspiring business cultures in the world. Their corporate social investment project is called the PEP academy. Here, their focus is to establish an educational foundation in the early phases of learning, at grades four and five. So far, they’ve assisted more than 18 000 teachers and school managers.
Today, they have more than 2000 stores across Southern Africa, and you will find stores in cities such as Bethal.
PEP Stores fall under the Miscellaneous category along with other stores such as Baby City, Toys R Us, Baby Boom, Tupperware, Crazy Store, AutoZone, Edgars, Babies R Us and AliExpress. Their trading hours are from 9h00 to 17h30 from Monday to Thursday, 9h00 to 18h00 on Fridays, 9h00 to 14h00 on Saturdays, and 9h00 to 13h00 on Sundays.
To read more about PEP online, visit their website pepstores.com.