Bi-Rite welcomes new members and store owner transitions

As store network grows.

Bi-Rite Home Appliances has announced a number of changes to its store network with six new members added to the Group and five new store owners.

Commenting on the changes, Bi-Rite’s Hamza Hussein said, “Bi-Rite has seen growth over the last few years not only via member acquisitions but organically as well. We aim to reduce the workload of our members by introducing operational efficiencies at both the head office and for the store.

“We are conscious of market trends and the need to stay relevant and it is our job to aid our members with the right tools so that their businesses can succeed.”

Mount Gambier (SA) has been rebranded Bi-Rite Home Appliances 

Three former Leading Appliances stores have now been rebranded Bi-Rite. Charters Towers (QLD) owned by Steve and Kylie Leston, Taree (NSW) owned by Peter and Donna Bolte and Mount Gambier (SA) owned by Rick Macera.

Bi-Rite has also welcomed two purely independent retailers who were not previously part of a buying group. Roger and Amanda Chittenden of Widebay (QLD) as well as Yumei Lin in Bayswater (VIC). The Bayswater store has taken on the existing Save on Appliances branding due to a focus on factory seconds.

Alan Todd from Todd’s Hi-Fi in Tingalpa (QLD) has moved from Betta Stores Retail to Bi-Rite as the group looks to build on the specialist AV business with more like-minded stores.

This year, there were five stores that changed hands being Bi-Rite Donald (VIC) now owned by Alex and Adam Schultz, Bi-Rite Bright (VIC) now owned by John and Kerrie Flemming, Bi-Rite Clayton (VIC) now owned by Toni Zhang and Bi-Rite Maroochydore (QLD) now owned by John Buck.

Earlier in the year, Bi-Rite Boonah (QLD) was taken over by new owners, Chantal and David Mortimer, who were recognised with a Gold Award at the Bi-Rite national conference.

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