During the financial year 2020/2021, Cashbuild opened ten stores (nine Cashbuild, one P&L Hardware), refurbished 29 stores (28 Cashbuild, one P&L Hardware) and relocated five stores (three Cashbuild, two P&L Hardware). Furthermore, two Cashbuild and seven P&L Hardware stores were closed at the expiration of their lease agreements. Cashbuild announced to continue its store expansion, relocation and refurbishment strategy in a controlled manner considering Covid-19 pandemic uncertainties. At mid-year, Cashbuild was operating 319 stores including one DIY store and 55 P&L Hardware stores. In addition to South Africa, the group is active in Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi and Zambia.
The company also reported on the impact of the violent protests and looting during the second week of July 2021. A total number of 36 stores (32 Cashbuild and four P&L Hardware stores) were damaged and looted and were unable to trade.