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Raymond Ackerman: the man who made the consumer queen

The Pick n Pay founder, who had a genius for knowing what people want, has died aged 92

10 September 2023 - 00:00 By CHRIS BARRON

In anyone’s language, Pick n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman’s life was a brilliant achievement. And yet what really defined Ackerman, who has died in Cape Town at 92, was not brilliance as much as sheer, bloody-minded determination...

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