How does the business operate on a daily basis?
Retail shops - there are staff in place at all 3 shops who open and close the stores. Owner does the ordering of stock per store, computor system in place which makes it easily accessible to him. Not many suppliers. Welkom is only 1 hour and 30minutes from Bloemfontein.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
Biltong, Jams, Olives, Olive oil and main lines for fruits and nuts. These shops specializes in fruits and nuts but the added on items from approved suppliers allows for a greater shopping basket.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
National digital and magazine ads. You should do own regional marketing
What competition exists?
Supermarkets also supply many of these lines, yet they package themselves
What are the seasonal trends?
Retail seasons - shops differ. January slowest month and increases towards Dec