Australian Franchise News – 28-06-10
NightOwl Convenience has expanded its presence in Melbourne’s CBD market by opening its Collins Street store last Friday 21st May.
The vibrant new store is situated in the heritage-listed McPherson’s building at 566 Collins Street, amidst the city’s premier streetscape and surrounded by significant commercial buildings, the stock exchange and a boulevard of retail outlets.
The NightOwl business franchise currently operates 61 convenience chain stores within Queensland, NSW and Victoria and is a relative newcomer to Melbourne.
A Chapel Street 24 hour convenience store was successfully opened in March, making the Collins Street store NightOwl’s second addition to Melbourne’s inner-city market in three months.
Grant Peck, National Marketing Manager, said he is thrilled to open a NightOwl store in what is often regarded as Australia’s premier street.
“NightOwl’s success in the Queensland market has prompted us take the business model to Melbourne where we aim to showcase NightOwl’s point of difference,” he said.
“As well as providing competitive pricing on convenience and top-up products, we offer exceptional customer services that keep people coming back.
“Melbourne’s local spirit is at the heart of what NightOwl represents – we aim to become an important part of the local community and blend our professional service with a strong personal touch.”
Sanjay Saraiya, the new franchisee of the Collins Street store, said Collins Street was an ideal location, combining the business and financial heart of Melbourne with a strong tourist and leisure trade.
“NightOwl is relatively new to Melbourne’s CBD and even though the market is competitive, the business model has all the hallmarks for great success,” he said.
Sanjay brings more than six years previous experience as a successful franchisee to the Collins Street store, and is passionate about providing high levels of customer service.
“We’ll be focusing on our customers 100% and I will be dedicated to ensuring everyone who walks through our door receives the excellent service that NightOwl is renowned for,” he said.
NightOwl Collins Street is located at 566 Collins Street, Melbourne. The store will be open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, providing customers with a variety of convenience and top-up items at affordable prices.
*Australian owned and operated, NightOwl and its franchisees operate 61 stores across Australia, employing more than 500 casual and full-time staff. The first NightOwl Convenience store was opened in 1975 and the business was then franchised in 1986.
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