Stuart Downie and Leigh Courtnage laid down the reins as owners of the PicknPay Franschhoek stores in May 2018, after 21 busy years in the Franschhoek retail sector.
Their retail journey together started in 1996, when their paths crossed at the then Franschhoek Verbruikers Ko-operasie in the centre of the village, or the ‘Co-op’ as everybody knew it. They purchased the business and, in 1997, established the Village Supermarket. In 2003 they joined the Pick n Pay family. A Pick n Pay Liquor store was added to their business in 2009 and a Pick n Pay Daily store in 2010.