OKFD Conference 2013 FOTY Winner PR: The OK Franchise Division names their top stores

When it comes to celebrating talent and achieving greatness the OK Franchise Division (OKFD) doesn’t hold back and boldly sets the bar extremely high. The very prestigious Franchisee of the Year Awards ceremony took place during OK’s annual conference in Beijing, China in September and was once again testimony to OK’s definite and ever growing position within a very competitive retail landscape. Along with honouring loyal and dedicated Franchisees with lifetime achievement awards OK also crowned the top performing stores in four of their derivatives. This year’s winners are:

In the Megasave category: Megasave Swakopmund (Namibia)
In the OK Foods category: OK Foods Gansbaai (Western Cape)
In the OK Grocer category: OK Grocer Marula (Limpopo)
In the OK MiniMark category: OK MiniMark Sanlam (Western Cape)


Megasave Swakopmund has worked incredibly hard at maintaining a very high retailing standard and promises to fly the Megasave flag even higher in future, “We will keep doing our best to stay ahead of the curve. We promise to keep delivering great customer service, excellent team work and low prices.”

OK Foods Gansbaai promises to keep striving for success, “We endeavour to reach new heights through hard work, commitment and passion. Furthermore we aim to stay on top of new trends when it comes to marketing, technology and products to always deliver the best shopping experience possible.”

OK Grocer Marula plans on winning again and again in the future, “This is a first achievement for our store and we will continue to strive for excellence so that it won’t be our last.”

OK MiniMark Sanlam has tasted victory and will continue to work hard in order to remain successful, “We will continue to raise the bar and to keep up the high standards. As long as we go the extra mile to satisfy our loyal customers we will always be winners.”

All of the competitors had to focus on and excel in a list of criteria in order to secure a place on the nominee-bench. Over the course of a year, the OKFD panel judged stores on various aspects like growth, general store standards, customer service, staff motivation, community involvement, administrative excellence and loyalty. Special care and attention was paid to the overall picture, ensuring that the elected winners fulfilled all the requirements of what it takes to be a Franchisee of the Year title holder.

Visit any of the above-mentioned stores for a fantastic retail experience and see exactly what has put them at the top of their game and ultimately won them the title of OK’s Franchisee of the Year.

Paulo and Raquel Coimbra from Megasave Swakopmund.

The OK Grocer Marula team: Chris Coelho with Rose and Manny Goncalves.

Ebert and Erika Erasmus from OK MiniMark Sanlam.

Chris and Petra van Rensburg from OK Foods Gansbaai.