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The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) has recently partnered with Combined Independents Holdings (CIH) to offer its electrical retailer members a fitted kitchen offer.
Members of CIH will receive a kitchen retail sales support package, including design training from Renee Mascari of the KBBNTG, and will be provided a CAD system from Compusoft Winner.
CIH members will also be supported with a warehouse and delivery service, plus the assistance of sourcing approved, local kitchen installers.
Managing director of KBBG Bill Miller commented on the arrangement: “This partnership with CIH is a natural fit with KBBG, as we share the same business ethos of supporting independent retailers. We offer a range of unique benefits and services to support and increase the success of independent retailers. This is now extended to CIH members who, like KBBG members, can now have access to the very best buying conditions and on-going support and advice.
“Our objective is very simple, to create a strong and sustainable independent channel, to ensure retailers achieve their full business potential. The independent market, for both kitchen specialists and electrical retailers, has had to face a huge number of challenges over the last five years. There is strength, and greater protection, in working together.”
Chief executive of Combined Independent Holdings said: “The partnership with KBBG is a great opportunity enabling our members to expand their businesses and retail fitted kitchens. “We provide our members with a variety of electrical appliances and now, thanks to the KBBG, we can provide CIH members with furniture to complete the kitchen for their customers and become a one-stop shop. The independent electrical retail market can be challenging and we are thrilled to be able to strengthen our offering out our members.”