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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:36

ICC Buying Group Grows in Strength

Pretoria - The ICC Buying Group grew in strength and size during 2017 by welcoming 23 new members to the group, opening up 2 additional Lifestyle Supermarket Franchises and doubling the size of their Distribution Centre located in Clayville, Olifantsfontein.

The ICC Buying Group now has a total of 156 members, made up of independent supermarkets and butcheries and 9 Lifestyle Supermarket Franchises. These are all located throughout South Africa.
The growth occurred due to the extensive benefits that ICC Buying Group offers its members and franchise stores, mainly with better pricing and transparency offered in their trading terms.
Gert Scheepers, CEO of ICC Buying Group was confident that the growth would continue into 2018 with more stores coming on board and franchise stores opening up.

“By joining the ICC Buying Group, retail stores of all sizes and geographic location are able to compete more competitively on price with larger retail outlets thanks to the collective buying power of our Group,” commented Scheepers.

He further went on to say: “This extends into our franchise model, where stores can join our Lifestyle brand, either our supermarket, hardware store or liquor franchise. Here we really mentor and help stores to reach their full potential so they can trade better in these tough economic times.”

The company has been working on many other benefits for members and franchise stores to take them into the digital future. These include online shopping and an in-store rewards programme called clevaPAY Rewards, linked to clevaPAY Mobile Money. This has extensive benefits to shoppers such as rewards off products, as well as a host of benefits that extend beyond the store, ie buying airtime, paying accounts and paying friends and family easily, quickly and cheaply.

It was necessary to also double the size of ICC’s DC this year to accommodate the additional demand from members and is now 1800 square meters, with plans to expand again soon in 2018.

For more information or to join the ICC Buying Group visit www.iccbuyinggroup.co.za or contact Manny Gouveia on 087 815 0470 or .

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