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We pride ourselves in the company we keep. To maximise your listing with the Essential Group we offer platforms for Suppliers to accelerate growth within our Membership and Growth Solutions businesses. We’ve removed the typical barriers to entry to list with a credible, national group, by considering your listing as a partnership for mutual growth. The Essential Group has a unique and vast Retail Membership base and a Growth Solutions business, for infrastructure, that encompasses rural and urban geographies throughout Southern Africa.

  • Route to Market
  • Training
  • E.D. & S.D. Development
  • Brand Development
  1. Retail Network
    Suppliers, once listed,  can leverage their listing and enjoy the endorsement of Essential Head Office with elevated access to out national footprint of Retail Members. Work STRATEGICALLY with our Buyers and Business Development Managers to ensure growth, expansion, brand protection and long term sustainability. Each supplier we list is vetted with deep consideration given to the effect on our Members, our existing Suppliers and the long-term sustainability of the offering, guided by our deeply rooted values. (It’s easy to make decision when you know what your values are)
  2. Growth Solutions - Exponential Growth
    Listed suppliers are invited to participate in our Growth Solutions division for exponential growth with participating partners. This division focuses on solving supply chain problems within industry sectors using our highly experienced Business Analytics, Systems integrators and procurement skillsets, combined with our National Buying group and enabled further through our B-BEEE, Enterprise & Supplier development, Training and extensive facilities available at our physical Business Centre (Site 66, Johannesburg).

Site 66 is a comprehensive Business Centre, but at its heart, evolves around being central to our extensive training capabilities.
The facilities include “lecture room” type rooms, "practical" training facilities and “wet-trade” training areas, enabling a full spectrum of training capability for the infrastructure sectors we serve.

SETA and other accredited courses, handyman skills, hard skills and artisan training, product knowledge and application training, community training and development, Retail management and a variety of administrative type courses including human resources, logistics, financial and many others. These facilities are available to relevant industry stakeholders and bookings are available.

Supplier Development is the process of working with selected suppliers on a partnership basis to improve performance for the benefit of the supplier and our buying group, leading to improvements in the total added value for, and from, the supplier in terms of B-BBEE rating, product or service offering, business processes and performance, and sustainability.
 

Enterprise Development is an economic development strategy underpinned by building SMMEs, and sustainably integrating them into our markets. Enterprise development is achieved by monetary and non-monetary, recoverable and non-recoverable contributions actually initiated in favour of a beneficiary entity by a measured entity with the specific objective of assisting or accelerating the development, sustainability and ultimate financial independence of the beneficiary.

This is a broad topic and implementation will vary depending on the variety of needs. To outline what we offer, the below topics will give you an indication of WHY & HOW we goa about partnering for Brand development with Suppliers, Brands, Industries and entire sectors.

  1. Create common goals 
  2. Promote partners.
  3. Check for engagement.
  4. Bring new value to customers.
  5. Focus on solving a problem.
  6. Compare brand descriptions.
  7. Dig into persona data.
  8. Join and conquer.
  9. Ask your audience (Vision alignment)
  10. Agree on a path to achieve goals.
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Become a Supplier

We pride ourselves in the company we keep. To maximise your listing with the Essential Group we offer platforms for Suppliers to accelerate growth within our Membership and Growth Solutions businesses. We’ve removed the typical barriers to entry to list with a credible, national group, by considering your listing as a partnership for mutual growth. The Essential Group has a unique and vast Retail Membership base and a Growth Solutions business, for infrastructure, that encompasses rural and urban geographies throughout Southern Africa.

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E-Academy

Site 66 is a Business Centre, but at its heart is our extensive training capabilities. The facilities include “lecture room” type rooms, “practical” training facilities and “wet-trade” training areas, enabling a full spectrum of training capability for the infrastructure sectors we serve. SETA and other accredited courses, handyman skills, hard skills and artisan training, product knowledge and application training, community training and development, Retail management and a variety of administrative type courses including human resources, logistics, financial and many others. These facilities are available to relevant industry stakeholders and bookings are available.

Supplier Partnering

Listed suppliers are invited to participate in our Growth Solutions division for exponential growth with participating partners. This division focuses on solving supply chain problems within industry sectors using our highly experienced Business Analytics, Systems integrators and procurement skillsets, combined with our National Buying group and enabled further through our B-BEEE, Enterprise & Supplier development, Training and extensive facilities available at our physical Business Centre (Site 66, Johannesburg).

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Forget thinking ‘brick & mortar retail’ or ‘e-commerce retail’. Retailers should start to think 'complete retail' and the path to get there is through partnering.

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