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We all love a good throwback every now and again. With its recently launched retro shopping bags, Pick n Pay is taking us way back to the 1970s.

The two iconic red, white and blue bags are part of the local chain’s celebration of their founder Raymond Ackerman’s birthday. On Wednesday Ackerman is celebrating his 90th birthday.

In 1966, Ackerman was fired as the managing director of Checkers and, one year later, purchased four stores trading under the Pick n Pay brand in Cape Town, reports Business Insider.

About 18,000 of these limited edition retro shopping bags will be on sale at 320 of the group’s 800 stores across the country. The proceeds from the sale of these bags will be donated to the Zama Dance School Trust.

The trust was established during the 1980s by Ackerman himself to provide ballet classes to children from disadvantaged communities.

Ackerman stepped down as chairman of the Pick n Pay group in 2010.

Happy birthday, Mr Pick n Pay!

Image credit: SAPeople

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