On 13 July an article appeared on IT-Online stating that Shoprite appointed Pragma as its future asset management partner. The article was based on information released by Pragma’s Marketing Department of their perception of the Shoprite engagement.

The information was incorrect and issued by Pragma without Shoprite’s approval. The current position is: Shoprite has invited Pragma to pilot its asset management concepts on a limited number of stores in the Western Cape. No decision has been taken to extend  Pragma's involvement beyond the pilot project.

“We would like to apologise for any misunderstanding created in the market place,” says Adriaan Scheeres, CEO of Pragma.