Black Friday is a month away and one of SA’s biggest retailers is gearing up for a run on … toilet paper..
Relieving the things that sold well on Black Friday a year ago, Pick n Pay said “pantry items” flew out of its stores.
Marketing executive John Bradshaw said popular item including long-life milk, sugar, espresso, rice, washing powder and bathroom tissue.
Tennis bread rolls were likewise a top choice.“Last year we sold enough Bakers Original tennis biscuits to make about 1,640,000 peppermint crisp tarts,” he said.
Bradshaw said getting ready for 2019’s Black Friday, on November 29, started immediately after last years frenzy.
“We need to gauge what deals customers loved and how we can improve them still further,” he said. “Customers have two priorities on Black Friday: they want to stock up on basic food items, but they also want to spoil themselves.”
Pick n Pay is planning to beef up staffing in its stores and bolster its online-shopping and technology systems