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Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group announces latest recruits
The recently launched Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of the DER KREIS, has added a number of leading kitchen furniture and appliance brands to its product portfolio.
"It is our mission to support the independent kitchen, and ultimately the bathroom specialist, by offering members the best buying terms, in an effort to create a strong and independent channel," explains Bill Miller, managing director of KBBG.
"We have formed alliance with many leading European kitchen suppliers to give our members access to market leading brands, as well as exclusive private labels. To date we have secured the following leading kitchen appliance suppliers: BSH Home Appliances; Electrolux Group and Miele plus specialist brands: ATAG; Britannia Living; Caple and Gorenje.
"Exclusive ranges from top European kitchen furniture manufacturers include: Collection No.1 by Ballerina; La Vie from Stormer; Logic from Nolte; Kuchen Luxx and KuchenTec from Bauformat and Vivari from Nobilia. Worktops are available from Jetstone and Dekker.
"It is a challenge being an independent retailer today; however, by joining and accessing the benefits available from the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group, members have unique excess to improved buying conditions and exclusive product ranges. "With the independents' entrepreneurial spirit, excellent customer service and ability to react to the market conditions quickly, coupled with the members advantages' of the KBBG including access to new and exclusive products, great margins and an efficient supply chain, all makes for a solid and successful future.
"We believe that a buying group trading concept is the most effective method to grow margins, share and compete without giving up your independence."
10th January 2014