Leading fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG shared its strategy to revolutionise the omnichannel experience and transform into Africa's leading high-tech omnichannel retailer. "We are laying the foundations to become the largest, most reliable and most profitable e-commerce destination on the continent; via a simplified, customer-centric approach, aimed at maximising group scale, minimising duplication and cost, and leveraging our incredible assets," shared newly appointed co-chief omni officer Claude Hanan. The announcement came as part of the retailer's 2021 financial year-end presentation.Issued byTFG (The Foschini Group)
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Construction has officially commenced on the Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha. The first phase is set to be completed and launched on 9 December 2021. The official opening, which marks the second phase's completion, is scheduled for 22 September 2022.
L-R: Executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Nqaba Bhanga; Eastern Cape provisional government MEC of finance, economic development, environmental affairs and tourism Mlungisi Mvoko; Emfuleni Resorts chairperson Bongi Siwisa; Paul Gerard MD of Flanagan & Gerard; and Anthony Lemming, CEO of Sun International
Two-thirds of the mall’s development site in the Boardwalk Precinct transferred to the Flanagan & Gerard Group last month, with Emfuleni Resorts holding the remaining third. At the same time, the plans for Boardwalk Mall received all the necessary approvals, clearing the way for the construction to begin.
Boardwalk Mall is a 17-hectare extension and upgrade of the Boardwalk Precinct, which will more than double its retail space to 23,000m2.
Employment and economic revival
Said Bongi Siwisa, chairperson of Emfuleni Resorts: “23 years ago, I stood on this site and proudly turned the first sod of soil, breaking ground for the then upcoming Boardwalk development, which was going to add a new vista to Nelson Mandela Bay. And, today, I am proud to stand here again as part of the sod-turning ceremony for this R500m extension and upgrade project, which will enable redevelopment of this precinct as well as provide much-needed employment and an economic revival in our metro. Throughout this time, our vision has remained to provide a selection of offerings to both the communities of Nelson Mandela Bay and to those who visit our metro, thus endorsing the need for tourism and an enhanced economy.”
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Paul Gerard, MD of Flanagan & Gerard, said, “During this extraordinary time in history, it has become clear that people need convenient retail and enjoyable experiences in safe environments within their communities, close to where they live, work, commute and learn. One of the most inspiring aspects of Boardwalk Mall and the extended Boardwalk Precinct is that it will provide a genuinely exciting, engaging and immersive experience and an enjoyable meeting place where locals can also fulfil their daily retail needs.”
Big retailers set to occupy the new mall include Checkers and Checkers Liquorshop, Pick n Pay and Pick n Pay Liquor, Woolworths, Clicks, Dis-Chem and NuMetro. In addition, the mall’s tenant mix includes The Magic Company, Spur, Fishaways, Debonairs, Steers, Wimpy, Ackermans, Pick n Pay Clothing and the Crazy Store. The Capital Hotel Group lobby will enter from the mall.
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