Beemart Enterprises has a new owner and new products, but their friendly service remains unchanged.
That's the message from Beemart administration manager Kodi Beeston as the roll-out of new retail and wholesale products continues following the acquisition of the business by Brisbane-based company JE Tipper in July.
Kodi said the changes aimed to provide customers with a “one-stop shop” experience when they visited Beemart.
“We understand the customers want more convenience in the increasingly time-poor lives that we lead, but also appreciate and expect a local approach,” Kodi said.
“We feel that with our recent changes, and the changes we will make in the future, we are providing what customers want and need in their fresh produce shopping experience.”
Among the changes happening at Beemart are new retail products including pizzas, organic foods and sauces, a variety of meats, deli and cheese items and fresh local flowers.
Kodi said that gives Beemart greater marketing capabilities to benefit local growers.
Kodi said the changes would not come at the expense of the reputation that Beemart Enterprises has built over more than 60 years of service to the public.
“The new owners are very respectful of the reputation we have built, and it was indeed part of the reason they decided to purchase the business, retaining our reputation and improving it remains central to our operations,” he said.
He said Beemart was encouraged to see many of its customers’ businesses, including cafes and restaurants, returning to regular operations following this year’s COVID-19 disruptions.
“We are starting to get back the busy normality that we are used to as most of our customers have reopened and are getting back into their routines,” he said.
“Coming into the festive season, we are expecting a few big weeks of orders and business to make up for lost time.
“Bundy businesses have done it tough this year and we hope Bundy gets out there and supports them more than ever this holiday season and, more importantly, post-COVID.”
Kodi said Beemart would continue to adapt the business to meet the needs and desires of its customers.
“We are also investing resources into finding more environmentally sound options for our customers as this is something we share the community’s concerns about,” he said.
“Look out for new and improved packaging options in the New Year as well as an extended grocery rang in our retails store.”
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