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Leading South African retailer, Ackermans, has launched its first standalone cellular stores, branded Ackermans Connect, with two branches in the Gauteng region.
In addition to their inhouse brand, Premio, consumers will also find a range of other popular brands including Samsung, Nokia, Huawei as well as a selection of electronic devices and cellular accessories.
Ackermans Connect currently trades at Golden Walk Shopping Centre in Germiston and at Chris Hani Crossing in Vosloosrus. “After the success of our own cellular brand, Premio, the next step in cellular was to launch our own standalone stores,” states Michael Grace, Cellular Manager.
“The concept had been in discussion for some time and in February this year we made the decision to move ahead with it.” Both locations proved to be prime spots with established foot prints as they fall within our top performing stores within our over 800 stores, locally and cross border.
2019 was a year of firsts for the century old value retailer; first conceptual store experience in Sandton and now its first standalone cellular stores. It also saw the opening of the 800th Ackermans branch.
With the many milestones reached this year, 2020 is set to be a year of continued growth for the South African retailer. “Stemming from the success of our first two Connect stores, the next steps will be to roll out a few more stores across the country by September 2020,” adds Grace. The new year will see the growth of their accessories business too with plans to expand the offering to all Ackermans stores and not only selected ones.
“Bringing value to life! More value and more choice at the same affordable prices is and has always been the driving force behind our brand,” concludes.
You can visit an Ackermans Connect at one of the following branches below.
Ackermans Connect Germiston
Shop no 39, Golden Walk Shopping Centre
141 Victoria Street,
Germiston, Johannesburg, 1401
● Monday to Friday - from 8:30am till 6pm
● Saturday - from 8am till 4pm
● Sunday - from 9am till 2pm
Vosloorus Chris Hani Crossing
69 Chris Hani Crossing,
Cnr Brickfield & Bierman Road, Vosloorus, 1745
● Monday to Friday - from 9am till 6pm
● Saturday - from 9am till 5pm
● Sunday - from 9am till 12pm