Tariq Kufoof from QuikStop Minimart & Cafe Bondi Junction was the lucky winner of the pallet giveaway at the 2023 C&I Expo in Sydney last week.
Kufoof said the store will gladly receive the stock from the prize that is also likely to be used across the remainder of the multi-site operator’s business.
“We only just opened the store in September 2023 located at Bondi Junction Railway Station. It is a mixed business between a convenience store and cafe and providing customer with a one stop shop with all grab and go products as well as beverages and confectionery.
“As a cafe we open at 5am in the morning, serving customers with barista coffee and breakfasts and we are also open late until the last train at the station – until 11.30am during weekdays and 1.30am on weekends.
“We also have a series of convenience and newsagency that we call QuikStop Minimart & News at Liverpool Hospital, Campbelltown Hospital, Maroubra Beach as well as two stores in Queensland at Gold Coast University Hospital and Burleigh Heads.
“We are looking to open another five sites in the next two months before Christmas. The locations will be two stores in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, one in Manly on the Northern Beaches and two in Queensland – one in Southport and one in Surfers Paradise.
“As a small business owner, winning this prize means a lot to me as it will help support my business. Winning that much stock is a very good start and I would love to thanks everyone who organised this event including Safa de Valois.
“The C&I Expo was a great experience – having all of those companies and suppliers in one place, helped us to better know and understand the products easier and we also placed a lot of orders with those companies offering a special promotion on the day.”