Started in 1987 as ‘company stores’ and started franchising in 1999 with great success. Painstakingly building one of the well-loved names within the segment, winning us The Franchisor of the Year 2015 and Year 2016 awarded by FASA, complimented by The Large Business Award 2015 and Year 2016 – SAPCC.
A niche wholesale and retail business selling essential food items, poultry, meat, processed meat and selected groceries at affordable prices, catering for South Africa’s lower LSM markets, offering tremendous growth opportunities.
To make the grade as a successful OBC franchisee, you don’t just need access to capital and an excellent track record. These are essential prerequisites but in addition you need to possess the attributes that characterise a successful business owner. You must also demonstrate your willingness to operate as part of the OBC network.
Entrepreneurial gene, burning desire to be “own boss”
Good health and plenty of stamina
Solid personal background
Sound decision-maker with problem-solving abilities
High degree of loyalty, work and business ethics
Access to the required funding
Willingness to conform to the rules of a franchise
Good administrator with an eye for detail
Ability to manage finances responsibly
Some general business experience or managerial background
A passion for food retailing
Willingness to work hard, often during unsociable hours
People person able to create good rapport with almost everyone
Community spirit and links to the community to be served
Team player with an ability to motivate others
Initial and on-going training by the OBC operations team in-store, in accordance with the OBC operations manual.
The following sites are available:
Mount Frere – Eastern Cape
Qumbu – Eastern Cape
Bizana – Eastern Cape
Engobo – Eastern Cape
Clerarly Park – Port Elizabeth
Lusikisiki – Eastern Cape
The following sites are available in Kwa-Zulu Natal:
Umlazi Newton Center
Up-front fee: R120 000.
Approximate establishment cost R 7 000 000 to R 8 000 000 store size dependent.
Recommended working capital R 1 500 000.
30% deposit with jobs fund, 50% deposit with commercial banks of establishment cost.
Further information can be obtained in the Disclosure document.