Mr. Tekkie, the shoe retailer founded by former executives and staff of Tekkie Town, says it plans to open 15 stores across South Africa in its first phase of expansion.
The retailer plans to open its first stores in late October, explains CEO Bernard Mostert.
He says more than 5 000 applied for jobs at the new retail stores.
The launch of Mr Tekkie comes as some of the former Tekkie Town execs take legal action against Pepkor around the sale of Tekkie Town to Steinhoff International in 2016.
Mostert, former Tekkie Town CEO, explained how the business has been affected by the Steinhoff scandal.
Mostert and other senior Tekkie Town executives resigned to form new shoe retailer.
In a very short space of time, we have confirmed and locked in the opening of 15 stores.— Bernard Mostert, CEO of Mr Tekkie
Our doors open next week of the 24th of October.— Bernard Mostert, CEO of Mr Tekkie
We continue to fight the legal battle to have the restitution of Tekkie Town back into our ownership.— Bernard Mostert, CEO of Mr Tekkie
We don't want Tekkie Town to compete with us, because we want the business back.— Bernard Mostert, CEO of Mr Tekkie
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Thumbnail image: Mr Tekkie on Twitter.
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