Outgoing Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher gave a virtuoso presentation to analysts and journalists last week. In eight years at the helm of SA’s most well-known supermarket chain, he not only stopped the rot but turned it around and is leaving it to his successor, Pieter Boone, in extremely rude health.

But there is still a lot of catch-up for Pick n Pay to achieve, especially with reference to archrival Shoprite, and Boone will have his work cut out for him in the next few years. ..

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