OK Express is managed and supported by the OK Franchise Division as an exciting smaller forecourt format, offering a range of convenience products for customers on the go. It’s a fairly new addition to the well-established and loved family of OK Foods supermarkets and OK MiniMark convenience outlets. It also provides a golden opportunity for existing fuel station operators and other entrepreneurs to build a business under the dependable OK banner and beneﬁt from the Group’s skills and experience in the franchised retail industry.
OK Express stores are ultra-convenience outlets, located at fuel stations to attract customers in need of a quick bite, thirst quencher and/or other convenience items. An OK Express forecourt outlet will carry a limited assortment of grocery products with a bakery and fast-food departments
The stores have a trading area of 150m2 and smaller.
A comprehensive package has been structured to assist franchisees in managing a sound and proﬁtable business.
Price beneﬁts – Franchisees enjoy a tremendous beneﬁt over competitors as they can acquire goods at Shoprite/Checkers negotiated prices on a national and regional basis.
- Simple accounting – OK Express franchisees deal with a single account, comprising of a consolidation of the normal and the net accounts. This simpliﬁes the ﬁnancial side of the business. Payment is within 30 days of statement. (A complete list of net accounts is obtainable from the Divisional Ofﬁce.)
- Cash & stock control – OK Express stores have scanning systems with sophisticated programmes, which affords franchisees complete control over stock and the point of purchase.