Pick n Pay SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Pick n Pay with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Pick 'n Pay

Parent Company

Pick n Pay Holdings Limited


Supermarket Chain


Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Inspired by You


Family store focused on the customer

Pick n Pay STP


Sells across all demographic segments

Target Group

The middle and higher-income markets


Family Focused store with good service and quality

Pick n Pay SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Pick n Pay :

1.Cost advantage due to economies of scale

2.Rapid Online growth is boosting sales through a new channel

3. Customer loyalty is high because of strong focus on good service

4.Strong brand equity developed due to long heritage and presence in over 10 countries

5.Strong efficient Supply chain managed by 50000 people

6.Reputation management is done extensively by the company including a major rebranding in 2007

7.CSR programs and Sponsorship have improved the company reputation improving its brand equity and image as a family store


1. Less marketing communication to public about their image

2. The large size had made the company complacent in its operations leading to loss of major market share

3.Slower rollout into emerging markets


1. Emerging markets and expansion abroad

2. Innovation in supply chain technology

3. Product and services expansion

4. Distribution and national expansion, 710 stores nationally

5. Franchise model is a lucrative opportunity for a company like Pick n Pay with a long heritage and strong brand equity

6. Rebranding the company to appeal to younger target segments

7. Adding new exclusive brands and products to improve sales


1. Intense Competition from existing retailers
2. Economic slowdown

Lower cost competitors or imports
4. Product substitution
5. Walmart, as a competitor penetrating the market with better global ties and cheaper substitute (imported) products

6. External Changes like changing tax policies, government regulations, etc.

Pick n Pay Competition


Below are the 4 main Pick n Pay competitors :

1.  Shoprite Holdings Ltd
2. Massmart
3. Spar group Ltd

4. USave


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