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Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman.
Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman.
Carin Smith, Fin24

Pick n Pay chair Gareth Ackerman has slammed the ban on alcohol and tobacco sales, saying the government owes it to its people to explain the reasoning behind it.

This came on the back of an announcement that more than 1 400 staff members at Pick n Pay had taken voluntary severance packages since March. 

The retailer has suffered crippling losses despite being among the essential services that was allowed to remain open during lockdown Level 5.

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