Media Release: Monday 1st May 2017
One Big Idea Pty Ltd has today named Karim Sumar as the new Director for the company, and its trading entity Stock Box. Stock Box is a B2B product sampling service connecting independent retailers to product partners looking for more points of distribution for their brands.
Karim joins the team with over 30 years of senior retail management experience across the Supermarket and Petrol Convenience sectors, most notably for Caltex, and has served on the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) as Chairman and as a Non-executive Director.
“I am very excited to have Karim on board”, said Stock Box Founder Craig Matthews. “Karim’s experience speaks for itself, and we share the same passion and interest in raising the profile and importance of independents, not just within the channels we currently operate in, but for all of the vertical channels that we plan to operate, in the future. Our mission is to provide suppliers and manufacturers with a voice, and give retailers the choice on products that are right for their business.”
“Stock Box has a great potential to link retailers and suppliers across multiple channels and markets. I am looking forward to the opportunity to join Craig in making Stock Box the first port of call for all retailers and suppliers” said Karim.
Media Release: Friday 20 May 2016
Stock Box has launched a new option to their program, allowing any supplier to promote their products to members for free.
This new feature works on the basis of promoting supplier products to registered Stock Box members in a virtual sense, requesting their expressions of interest for a product sample in their next box. Results are then shared with the suppliers allowing them to only engage with these boxes on the next cycle.
The benefit of this new feature is that market gaps can be easily identified allowing suppliers to only participate in boxes their products eventually go into, while retailers get a product box that is right for them, with only active and interested members participating.
Media Release: Thursday 18 February 2016
Stock Box has announced today that it has become the exclusive product sampling service for the Federation of Canteens in Schools Inc (FOCiS) in 2016.
The partnership will provide companies whose products are registered under the FOCiS Food Registration Program with the opportunity to promote approved canteen products to registered canteen members of the Stock Box program under an exclusive arrangement.
“This is a significant step forward for our program, and is the first commercial arrangement we have entered into since our inception” said Stock Box MD Craig Matthews. “We now have the ability to promote FOCiS registered products and provide registered FOCiS companies with direct access to canteens via the Stock Box product sample box.” Mr Matthews went on to say.