Vivo Energy - the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants across Africa - has today announced an extension to its existing partnership with Innscor to add quick service restaurants at a number of its service stations in Namibia and Botswana.
Already with a relationship in Kenya and Ghana, today’s announcement will see Vivo Energy become the master franchisee for Innscor’s quick service restaurants in Namibia and Botswana; improving the convenience retail offer for Shell customers.
Commenting on the announcement David Mockford, Head of Convenience Retail for Vivo Energy said: “We understand that our customers are looking for more than just a fill-up when they drive onto our forecourts and that, ultimately, it’s not just about the quality fuels and lubricants we sell to our customers, but about delivering a complete service station experience. Across our network we are looking to upgrade our service stations to a modern format and that’s why this partnership with Innscor - with its well-known and high quality quick service restaurant brands - is so important to us.”
The partnership will see Vivo Energy add quick service restaurants - including Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Creamy Inn and Galito’s Flame Grilled Chicken to a number of the Shell service stations in Namibia and Botswana.
The first two restaurants will open in Namibia in the coming weeks, with a further eight in Namibia and six in Botswana planned for later this year.
Basil Dionisio, Executive Director, Innscor International Franchising LTD added: “We are delighted that Vivo Energy has become the master franchisee for our quick service restaurant brands in Namibia and Botswana, allowing them to operate these brands at Shell service station sites. It is clear that this will benefit customers, giving them more convenience, quality and choice. We already have a great relationship with Vivo Energy and are looking forward to seeing this grow over the coming months.”
Managing Director of Vivo Energy Namibia, Johan Grobbelaar reaffirmed Vivo Energy Namibia’s commitment to its customers: “We currently have 45 Shell service stations in Namibia and are committed to bringing high-quality fuels and lubricants and an exceptional retail experience to our customers. 11 of our service stations currently offer shopping convenience with Shell Select stores and I am excited to be bringing quick service restaurants to most of these.”
Vivo Energy is committed to expanding its presence in Namibia and continues to identify future opportunities to grow the number of service stations, Shell Select stores, and restaurants that it offers its customers.
About Vivo Energy Namibia
Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Namibia since 1975. Vivo Energy Namibia has a storage capacity of 5,115 m³ and 45 retail stations with a majority having convenience retail stores. Vivo Energy Namibia employs 61 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting the highest standards for safety and product quality.
Vivo Energy operates in retail; commercial fuels (marine, mining and aviation through Vitol Aviation); liquefied petroleum gas and lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.
The Vivo Energy group employs around 2,100 people across Africa, operates over 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 101,000 metric tons at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.
Innscor Africa Limited (Innscor) was listed on the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange on 1998 and its current market capitalization is USD297 million. Innscor is a diversified Pan African Management Holding company and is in the business to manufacture, distribute, retail food, fast moving and durable consumer goods to the mass market through a managed and where strategically appropriate, vertically integrated portfolio of businesses which benefit from being part of the Group, have the ability or potential to achieve scale and have the ability to dominate the supply chain and/or market in which they operate. The Group operates under the direction and management of an active, experienced team who add value through their industry expertise, deep market knowledge, professional management and entrepreneurial creativity.
Innscor reported a turnover of USD513 million and a profit before tax of USD31.8 million for the six month ended 31 December 2014. The Innscor Group of companies employs around 14,000 employees.
Vivo Energy Namibia: Communications Manager
Telephone: +264 61 270 1225
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Innscor Africa Limited
Priti Da Silva
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