Waltons Stationery was opened by Mr Norman Walton as a humble family store in Cape Town in 1949 with the goal of bringing Capetonians a previously unseen range of high quality stationery and work tools.
Mr Walton’s emphasis on innovative, high-quality product ranges and excellent customer service – the kind that you can only find in a family-owned business – formed the bedrock of what would become an iconic brand in Cape Town and South Africa as a whole.
The company grew and evolved over the next 70+ years, developing a National footprint with representation in each of South Africa’s main economic centres, from a humble stationery store to a valued partner to some of South Africa’s greatest businesses.
As consumer and business needs changed – our offering changed and expanded with Stationery and Office Supplies adding Office Furniture, Cleaning and Hygiene products, Milk, Tea and Coffee essentials, Technology and, of course, our Back2School Range.
In 1997 – after years of substantial growth and a JSE Listing – Bidvest acquired Waltons and its subsidiaries where it forms part of the Bidvest Brands umbrella as Bidvest Waltons.
So much has changed since Mr Walton opened his store in 1949 – the World has changed – but one thing is for certain.
If you walk into a Waltons store today you will find the same attention to detail, friendly service and range of innovative, quality products that built one of South Africa’s most-loved brands.