By James Wells

BRISBANE: Betta Stores Limited (BSL) claims that 13 is its lucky number, with this number representing the amount of enquiries it has received for new premises or renovations since its conference last month in Fiji.

In a statement released this afternoon titled ‘BSL means business – wave of new stores and upgrades on the way’, the retail group said its members have made 13 enquiries regarding new store renovations or new premises since the conference in addition to its existing new store and refurbishment program.

“BSL retailers have shown enormous interest in new store premises and renovations since the company’s National Conference in Fiji,” said BSL CEO, Guy Houghton.

"Our store development team has been flooded with enquiries regarding store compliance and store upgrades since the conference, with retailers across the country expressing their interest in taking their businesses to the next level.

“This activity is very pleasing as we stated our commitment to growing the group at the conference and our retailers obviously share that commitment. This shared focus on growing the group points to a bright future for BSL and its retailers,” he said.

New stores recently opened by BSL include Whitsundays Betta Electrical in Queensland and Carnarvon Betta Electrical in Western Australia.

Upcoming new stores planned for the group include Gympie Betta Electrical in Queenslnd, Port Augusta Betta Electrical, Hiltons Betta Electrical in South Australia and Cranbourne Betta Electrical in Victoria, while stores currently in the process of planning renovations include Caloundra Betta Electrical and Kingaroy Betta Electrical in Queensland, and Albury Betta Electrical in New South Wales.