Pepkor, owner of Pep, Ackermans and Incredible Connection, says revenue grew 1.3% to R22.8bn in its first quarter to end-December, with 99 of its stores that were hit by civil unrest in July still not back in operation.

The group had started the period with 161 stores closed as a result of the July riots, and said in a trading update on Thursday it had reopened 82% of the 549 stores hit by looting and vandalism, which represented about 10% of its store base...

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