Edcon

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Edcon Limited
Type Private
Traded as ZSEEDGR
Industry Retail
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Products Clothing, footwear, accessories, sporting goods
Subsidiaries Edgars Consolidated Department Stores
Website edcon.co.za

Edcon Limited is a retail company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its subsidiaries include Edgars, a department store with 37 branches.[1][2]

History[edit]

Edcon (Pty) Ltd is the leading clothing, footwear and textiles (CFT) retailing group in South Africa trading through a range of retail formats. The first Edgars store was opened on 6 September 1929 in Joubert Street, Johannesburg. Since then, the Company has grown to ten retail brands trading in over 1000 stores in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Edcon's retail business has, through recent acquisitions, added top stationery and houseware brands as well as general merchandise to its CFT portfolio. Edcon Financial Services provides credit facilities and financial services products to the Group's over 4 million cardholders.

The current CEO is Jürgen Schreiber.

Divisions[edit]

Defined by the target markets served, all retail business is structured under two divisions:

  • Department Stores Division (serving middle and upper income markets):
    • Edgars (operates in Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa)
    • CNA (operates in South Africa)
    • Boardmans (operates in South Africa, Namibia)
    • Prato (operates in South Africa)
    • Red Square
    • Temptations
  • Discount Division including (serving middle to lower income markets):
    • Jet (operates in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland)
      • Jet Mart
      • Jet Shoes
    • Legit (operates in Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa) [3]
    • Blacksnow


The stock of the company is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange and Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, and is part of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index.

Private equity sale[edit]

According to Business Day[1], South Africa's Competition Tribunal approved the sale of Edcon to Bain Capital on April 26, 2007.

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