South Africa: funds from the sale of bandana at Pick n Pay, Round Table, Makro and Zando to benefit people with serious blood disorders

The slogan this year is “We heart Bandana Day!”

Cape Town, South Africa, 2015-8-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Take a stand and show you care about people with serious blood disorders like leukaemia.  Buy and wear your bandana on 12thOctober and contribute towards saving a life.

The campaign is fun, hip and happening and involves Ambassadors of Hope for The Sunflower Fund:

  • Corne Krige with his family,
  • Benito Vergotine,
  • Nonala Tose and
  • Liezel van der Westhuizen.

Featuring in the TV advert together with South Africans of all ages, they pledge their support and ask that you do too.

The bandana design is fresh, distinctive and is a trendy fashion accessory.  Available in 8 different colours, it appeals to everyone from the young to the young at heart!  Buy your brightly coloured bandana from Pick n Pay, Round Table, selected Makro stores and the online shop, Zando from 15th August.  It’s all about saving lives.

Funds raised through National Bandana Day go towards paying for the expensive tissue typing (DNA) tests for new stem cell donors to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).

Behind the campaign, stand the cancer patients who face a very daunting task of fighting for their lives.  This unfortunately is a reality for countless people and for many; their only hope is to receive a life-saving stem cell transplant.

“Please support this campaign and help make a difference as together, we can save more lives.  We cannot do this without you.  To the public of South Africa, I have one question for you…  We Heart Bandana Day, do you?” asks Tarryn Corlett, Chief Executive Officer of The Sunflower Fund.

Come on South Africa, “Share a Little, Save a Life”… buy your bandana to give hope to someone else and wear it to show support towards the brave fight that these patients face daily.

For more information on National Bandana Day or becoming a stem cell donor, call the toll free line on 0800 12 10 82 or visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za

SOURCE: Pick n Pay Holdings Limited

Strike Gold With Your Customers By Offering Them Makro’s Range Of Seasonal Products For A Sizzling Summer

With so much to celebrate this summer, every business will want to cash in on the feel-good factor.

Events such as the Diamond Jubilee and the European Football Championships really bring a country together, not to mention putting its people in a buying mood.

So here at Makro, we’re determined to help local businesses reflect this surge in patriotism, and offer their customers everything they need to make it a summer to remember.

We’re making it easy for you to help your customers find all they need to enjoy the warmer weather and longer evenings, by adding lots of exciting lines which will go down a treat in a summer of celebrations.

As the days lengthen, your customers will no doubt be spending more time outdoors. You’ll be able to ensure they can bring a little indoor luxury to any al fresco gathering by stocking our range of great-value garden furniture, which includes a wide range of tables and seating.

If barbecuing were a sport, you can guarantee that we Brits would be right up there competing for the gold medal. So a selection of BBQ equipment from Makro is sure to be warmly welcomed by your customers.

With so much to celebrate, there’ll also be lots of occasions when the party goes on well into the evening. So adding outdoor heating could result in returns that give you a warm glow.

Stuart Whittaker, Makro’s Head of Non Food, said: “A massive summer of celebrations is sure to mean you and your customers will be spending more time than ever outdoors this year.

“As a result, here at Makro, we’re under starter’s orders for heavy demand on all our huge ranges of outdoor furniture and other summer seasonal products, so your customers can follow all the sporting action in comfort.”

Visit store.makro.co.uk today to see the huge range of items we stock for all seasons to help any retailer enjoy a vintage summer.

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Makro Plates Up An Eco-Friendly Offering

Catering equipment specialist Makro has introduced a new range of one hundred per cent biodegradable disposable plates and bowls to help catering companies in going green. In line with Makro’s eco-friendly standards, the products have been made in a factory that is powered by renewable energy sources.

As one of the UK’s leading catering equipment suppliers, Makro is constantly striving to meet the expectations of its customers, and its new extensive range of biodegradable and compostable products certainly manages this. Finding eco-friendly solutions is a growing concern for many companies working within the catering industry in this day and age, but with Makro’s new range of plates businesses everywhere will be able to ensure they are as green as possible.

There are three designs included within the range in order to suit all catering needs. Each set includes 50 white plates and customers can choose between plate diameters of 22cm (£3.79), 17cm (£3.29) or 32 x 25cm oval plates (£5.49). Bulk purchases are available, with six sets of 22cm diameter plates being £19.99, 14 sets of 17cm plates being £29.99 and five sets of 32 x 25cm oval plates being £24.99. All prices do not include VAT.

Karen Hornby, Own Brand manager at Makro, said: “Environmental considerations are becoming increasingly important when making purchasing decisions. It is essential to give businesses such options by offering a range of biodegradable and compostable alternatives to their existing choices. Our new range of plates offers an eco-friendly solution to caterers and represents great value at the same time.”

Makro is well known in the catering industry for providing businesses both big and small with the right tools for the job, from chef whites to commercial fridges and freezers, as well as many other essential catering supplies.

To find out more about Makro’s new range or to buy sets now, visit http://store.makro.co.uk/ today.

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Makro ‘Chip’ In With Great Offers For The One Stop Chip Shop

National Chip Week returns from 21 – 25 February 2012 and this year Makro provides the perfect solution for all chip shop owners and chip lovers alike to keep costs low and margins high.

Providing a one-stop shop for National Chip Week, Makro has everything needed to help generate additional footfall and cater for all chip-needs from catering equipment to Chef’s jackets.

Whether customers prefer to make their own chips from fresh, or cook straight from frozen, Makro has the solution. Fresh Maris Piper potatoes are available in 25kg at only £4.99 (excl vat) or a chilled chip from Lord priced at £5.75 (excl vat) for 10kg. Makro also stock a wide variety of sizes in its frozen range, from a slim pomme frite to a chunky Best of British classic.

Even in the preparation, there are offers such as 12.5kg of First fry beef frying fat just £14.49 to help reduce costs and increase profit.

Finishing touches are catered for with takeaway cutlery and packaging containers/ including offers such as 1000 Aro wooden chip forks for just £3.99 (excl vat) or plastic forks just £7.95 (excl vat) or 5LTR Sarsons Distilled vinegar £4.49 (excl vat)

Gill Shakeshaft, from Makro said, “National Chip Week is a big event in the takeaway calendar and it’s important to reward our customers by reducing prices of their everyday essentials. We stock everything from super fresh, fresh and disposables all under one roof so our customers will be ready to celebrate National Chip Week.”

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Makro Calls On UK Firms To Make Savings On Their Business Supplies

One of the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesalers has called on British companies to make a new year resolution to ensure they enjoy maximum savings when purchasing business supplies in 2012.

Manchester-based Makro operates a chain of 30 purpose-built cash and carry stores across the United Kingdom and every day helps thousands of businesses to save money on a huge range of food and non-food products from shampoo to cash registers.

To celebrate the start of 2012, the company is currently running deals on a wide range of goods including infrared grills, manual fill water boilers and computer printers. As well as offering up to 27 per cent off a selected range of Lincat catering equipment, Makro has slashed the prices of a variety of other items such as its George Foreman Grill and Griddle, Henry Hoover vacuum cleaner and Silentnight Regal Supreme Single Mattress.

Paul Ramage at Makro, said: “We are well aware of the financial difficulties facing businesses across the UK at the moment, which is why we are offering discounts on a range of popular items online and though our stores.

“Makro understands that businesses need to have access to affordable, quality products that they can rely on, especially at a time when budgets are being squeezed across the board. Our aim has always been to make vital business supplies available to companies at the right price, and customers can rest assured that this is exactly what we’ll continue to do throughout 2012.”

Earlier this month Makro announced that it had cut prices on thousands of products until April 2012.

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Makro Launches Simple Solution To Christmas Gifts, Quality Hampers Packed With Luxury Items

Makro UK has launched a range of luxury hampers in time for Christmas to provide customers with a quality gifting solution.

The hampers range from entry level at £14.99 (excl. VAT) all the way up to £99.99 (excl. VAT) so that cardholders can choose the right size hamper for their needs.

The hampers include a wide range of products including luxury toiletries, quality wines, spirits and foods from popular brands which come packaged in either a handmade wicker basket or fine pine chest.

The hampers are designed to make perfect corporate Christmas gifts to suppliers or customers, and also for friends or family.

Paul Ramage at Makro, said: “Finding the right corporate gift can be tricky – knowing how much to spend and catering to individual tastes. So we’ve designed these hampers to include a little bit of something for everyone, whether they enjoy a tipple, good food or quality condiments.

“With several different size hampers to choose from, they provide a quick and simple solution to corporate gifts this Christmas. And even if you don’t need to buy gifts for customers or clients, they make the perfect present for friends or family.”

The Lucerne Hamper in a handmade wicker basket costs £24.99 (excl. VAT)
The Garda Hamper in a handmade wicker basket costs £49.99 (excl. VAT)
The Geneva Hamper in fine pine wooden chest costs £74.99(excl. VAT)The Constance Hamper in large handmade wicker basket costs £99.99 (excl. VAT).

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Makro Updates Own Brand Champagne

Makro has re-launched its range of high quality own brand Champagne, Veuve Pelletier, which retails at almost half the price of well known brands such as Moet and Veuve Clicquot. The revamped bottle includes a new design which clearly communicates the brand’s commitment to quality.

Sales of Champagne rose 16.3% in 2010 according to figures published by the Champagne Bureau and ‘off-trade’ experienced an increase in sales of 6%. The booming market combined with the high sales during the festive season means that Champagne can become an excellent source of revenue for both ‘on’ and ‘off-trade’ and a low price point will ensure maximum profits

Champagne Veuve Pelletier Brut and Champagne Veuve Pelletier Demi Sec are both made from a blend of three grapes: Chardonnay (10%), Pinot Noir (62%) and Pinot Meunier (28%.)

Veuve Pelletier Brut (12.4% alcohol) is aged for a minimum of 15 months allowing the blends to harmonise bringing out the notes of brioche, honey and a fresh floral scent. The mouth is well balanced, with a roundness and red fruit flavour with a delightful long lasting elegant finish.

Veuve Pelletier Demi Sec (12.2% alcohol) boasts a golden yellow colour bursting with fine and regular bubbles with an expressive vinous nose and a fruity flavour combined with sweet honey. The sweet flavours prevail in the mouth and are followed by the fruitiness of the wine and a suave finish.

The Champagne was selected as part of an international sourcing strategy with parent company Metro. The wines underwent sommelier and consumer testing to ensure the finest quality product was selected.

Karen Hornby, Own Brand Manager for Makro, said: “Veuve Pelletier Champagne is possibly the best Champagne on the market at this price point. It represents excellent value for money and is the perfect addition to any independent retailer, bar, restaurant or club’s wine list in time for ideal Christmas gifts.

“The low price point ensures that it is easy to make a strong mark-up without losing any confidence in the quality of the product. It also means that a quality product can be enjoyed everyone.

“Any Makro customer who is unsure about which wine to buy for their customers can speak to a professional sommelier at any of our 30 stores nationwide.”

Veuve Pelletier Brut and Demi Sec are both available at: 6 x 75cl £69.49* or 1 x 75cl £12.49** current prices applicable until 4 Jan 2012.

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Makro Customer Drives Away With A Great Prize

An East Yorkshire man has got his hands on a brand new van after winning Makro’s Drive Away Giveaway promotion.

Hull resident Steve Jones was delighted to take possession of the £12,000 Nissan NV200 after being selected from 53,616 nationwide entries, following a competition set up to celebrate wholesale products supplier Makro’s 40th anniversary.

Steve said: “My work in water treatment takes me all over the country, anywhere from Kent to Scotland. I always have a lot of tools and equipment to carry with me, so this van is great. It’s the perfect size for everything I need.”

Steve, a waste water and effluent treatment engineer, entered the competition at Makro’s Hull wholesale suppliers store, where he shops for tools for his job. He added: “Because I travel so much for work, it’s going to make life much easier having a brand new van to drive.”

Ian Fergusson, general manager at Makro Hull, said: “We are delighted that one of our customers has been selected as the winner of this competition. Steve has been a customer of ours for many years and it’s great that his loyalty has been rewarded.
“A big thank you also goes to Nissan Bristol Street Motors, for its support in supplying the van prize.”

A total of eight vans are up for grabs in the Drive Away Giveaway, as well thousands of pounds of vouchers.

To enter the Drive Away Giveaway competition, customers enter their unique receipt code and a date at Makro’s dedicated anniversary microsite, www.makro40th.co.uk. Four of the eight vans have now been won and the next winner draw will take place on 12 October.

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