WHO ARE YOU JOINING FORCES WITH
CSA currently has over 561 member stores, with representation from every state & territory.
Our members range from single store operators through to large multi-store owners such as Ritchies, Drakes, Hill Street Grocer, Karellas Group and Bernardi’s – to name a few.
We currently have 40 direct product suppliers ranging from the large distributors such as Monde Nissin, Conga and Royal Foods through to niche, smaller unique brand owners who provide our members with a real point of difference from their competitors.
Our Cost of Doing Business providers covering areas such as eftpos, waste management, consumables and packaging, provide immediate savings to our members by offering great deals across the membership group. In addition, other Cost of Doing Business opportunities are being explored, and CSA is always keen to have member recommendations on areas of your business where savings are to be made.
CSA is also working with leading IT and POS providers to enable us to offer our members a cutting edge integrated technology platform for invoicing.
Our founding members and suppliers believe in the great benefits in coming together to build a new and exciting Australian business dedicated to the independent grocery market in Australia.
HOW WILL WE DRIVE YOUR PROFITABILITY?
AGGREGATE DIRECTS TO PROVIDE BETTER PRICES AND ACCESS TO PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITY
SHARE SUPPLIERS TO GET A BETTER ASSORTMENT, JOB LOST AND EXCLUSIVE BRANDS
AGGREGATE COST OF DOING BUSINESS SERVICES TO OBTAIN BETTER PRICES
BE TRANSPARENT TO SHARE BEST PRACTICE TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER
The Cornerstones to make your Co-op successful:
YOUR IDEAS & FEEDBACK
UNITY IN EXECUTION
The Co-operative is owned by the members and we encourage active involvement by our retailers to foster the sharing of ideas and experience among the group.
There are several sub-committees where our retailer members commit their time and skill set on a regular basis, such as the areas of Merchandising, IT, Finance, Cost of Doing Business and Strategy.
Regular Town Halls – both face to face and via video link – are held every quarter where updates are provided by the CSA management team and members are encouraged to provide feedback and share ideas.
Our inaugural 2 day Expo was held in May 2022 in Melbourne, where CSA members and suppliers had an opportunity to interact at various events, including a Trade Show. The Expo received an excellent response from members and suppliers alike, with both groups recommending that this become an annual event.
A weekly e-communication is provided to let you know of new lines and ranges from our suppliers as well as their promotions and special deals.
Technology & Digital Platform
CSA is building a world class IT system and has partnered with ABCis to leverage technology, data and decades of their retailing experience to provide products and services that improve the bottom line performance of our members’ businesses.
A SUPPLIER PORTAL
A RETAILER PORTAL
A DIGITAL MARKETING