The OBC Savings Club Card was launched in August 2018. That’s after the OBC Group had entered into an agreement with V-Switch, a South African-owned technology company that offers multi-dimensional e-wallet systems. Extensive testing at company-owned stores followed. It revealed that not only does V-Switch deliver flawless performance but, better still, our customers embraced this [...]
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To keep the OBC image and product range fresh in the minds of our customers is a neverending task. On the one hand, we dare not making too many changes to our corporate identity because goodwill could be lost. On the other hand, leaving it "as is" for too long could eventually render us irrelevant. [...]
Female shoppers make it happen Research conducted by respected research group Nielsen provides useful insights for our franchisees and their front-of-store staff. It reveals that when it comes to grocery shopping, females are the main decision makers. So, how can you attract them to your store and convince them to purchase more than they had [...]
Helping individuals requiring funding understand what funders are looking for in a Loan application undoubtedly enhances their success chances. Yet another value-add by OBC Franchising. Two members of OBC's Head Office Team, Mornė van Dyk and Robbie Capazorio, recognised that securing funding ranks high on the list of potential barriers for individuals wishing to invest [...]
Business slow? Want to increase sales but nothing seems to work? Well, you are not alone. Almost all businesses experience a bit of a slump at the moment. Most of them blame the poor economy for the problems they face and you are free to join them but before you do, consider this: It might [...]
Whilst others fret over the poor state of the economy and may even downsize their operations, we at OBC stay firmly on the expansion path. Our most recent store openings were Sky City, Westonaria and Wonderpark. The new arrivals were eagerly welcomed by the local population. Interior views of the new OBC Wonderpark store. In [...]
A textbook example of effective cross-border expansion Those familiar with the way we do business won’t be surprised to hear that there was nothing random about this project. The move was meticulously planned and the highly successful Grand Opening of the first store attested to the fact that nothing was left to chance. To get [...]
In keeping with the spirit of the charter, The Head Office Team and I extend the following challenge to youOBC2019-11-07T10:46:51+02:00
So, where to from here? To move forward on our journey towards constant improvement, we'll increase the number of store visits and I will make every effort to increase personal participation. Be advised that during such visits, we'll put your operation under the microscope. Our motivation is not to catch you out doing something wrong; [...]
I am writing this column for the past five yearsbut never before has its heading reflected whatI want to get across more than today. There is no point denying that times are tough and wehave to face up to that. The way I see it, wehave only two options. We can either wallowin self-pity and [...]