Strategic Priorities

We completed our annual three-year planning process, which was approved by the Board in May 2013, and have five priorities.

The first recognises that as a result of our huge investment programme over the past few years, our depreciation and occupancy costs combined have increased by 1% of sales, and that we need to adjust our future investment programme to reduce our costs by this amount.

The second is that we will focus on a more disciplined implementation of our Divisional Strategies targeting operating disciplines and putting the customer first.

The third is to upweight our focus and increase resources on ex-South Africa growth, which will include shutting underperforming stores in South Africa.

The fourth is to deliver on category innovation in Fresh, Clothing and e-commerce.

The fifth is to consolidate our accountability programmes in Supplier Development, Governance, Sustainability and Compliance with the intention of building trust with our Stakeholders.