Author Archives: Matteo Coné

About Matteo Coné

Matteo joined the Clicks Brand in 1974 as a Trainee Manager and spent the first nine years of his career in operational management roles within stores. In 1983 he was promoted to the role of Buyer and joined the Merchandise Division. During the following twenty seven years, he applied his extensive buying expertise to various categories and assisted the business in growing from a small retailer to the national household name that it is today. Matteo has not only gained the respect of his many colleagues through the years, but also with the many suppliers that he has dealt with.

Peter Watts

At Christmas time Head Office allocated a senior staff to each store to help during the Festive Season. The late Peter Watts, of blessed memory, was allocated to my store. On this particular day we had worked hard and decided to have a … Continue reading

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Tony Gordon, Jane Abrahams, Matt Coné

The photograph was taken in 1976 in our Plein Street Store Branch 104. From left to right Tony Gordon (Manager), Jane Abrahams (Locker Controller) and Matteo Coné (Assistant Manager). The store opened in the latter part of 1969 and was the 4th … Continue reading

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Opening of Burg Street

This was opening of Burg Street with Raymond Godfrey some many moons ago. Posted on Facebook by Andrew Seymour on 3rd September 2014.  Facebook

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Buyer’s Meeting

Every Friday morning June Kritzinger presides over the weekly buyer’s meeting Before choosing products, a tremendous communication takes place between Clicks and the suppliers. Every Friday morning June Kritzinger presides over the weekly buyer’s meeting. Clockwise, left to right: Buyer … Continue reading

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I have so many wonderful and happy memories

I have so many wonderful and happy memories from my time at Clicks, I worked with so many wonderful people …. I miss my time at Clicks …big hug and kiss to all my old colleagues xxxoo Source Facebook   … Continue reading

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Ray Godfrey

Tribute to Jack Goldin It was in December 1969, as a young 20 year old, that I first met Jack Goldin at a luncheon and we got talking. He asked me what I was doing and I replied that I … Continue reading

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International girl makes good at Clicks

1976 that was a lifetime ago but yes I still remember my days in Claremont, Harry Gargan was my manager Len Straw was on the radio counter, Cheryl James & Vicky Mac were my partners in crime in cosmetics. Max … Continue reading

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In August this year Jonathan had been working at Clicks for 35 years!

  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152664496230838&set=gm.740687775996880&type=1&theater In August this year Jonathan had been working at Clicks for 35 years!

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Clicks really cared for their staff

When the Distribution Centre staff asked their Manager for a sponsorship to play in the Industrial Soccer League, the Distribution Centre manager said that he will speak to his boss. He told us that he will get back with an … Continue reading

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It was NOT company policy to put up stacks and dumps in the way of isles

Supermarkets – years back I was in the retail business and it was NOT company policy to put up stacks and dumps in the way of isles , till points , or anywhere that it would impede the customer—nowadays its the … Continue reading

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