Gus Ackerman opens the first Ackermans store in the Cape Town suburb of Wynberg.
Pepkor acquires Ackermans and starts growing stores from 34 to 200 by the turn of the century.
Ackermans opens stores in Botswana and Lesotho.
The 100th Ackermans store opens.
The Ackermans Club and A+ credit facility is launched. The first card is acquired by a customer at the store in Lady Grey Street, Paarl.
The Club magazine is first published.
The distribution centres get advanced picking- technology.
Radio ACK, now The Sound of Ackermans, goes on air for the first time.
Cellular is launched, selling airtime and handsets.
First Ackermans Baby Company store opens.
The company achieves R2 billion in turnover.
Ububele is launched.
Pepkor is sold to Steinhoff International; Dr Wiese keeps his shareholding. First mini-me store opens, in Frankfort.
The 500th store opens in Adderley Street, Cape Town. Building starts on the new Ackermans Campus (Support Centre). Ackermans re-opens in Zambia.