09 February 2012
OFFICE 1 Haiti officially launched on January 18th, 2012.
Located in a high traffic area just outside the city center of Port-au-Prince, the new store offers to business and consumers a wide product assortment at unbeatable prices. In addition, the clients will benefit from the convenience of placing orders by phone or fax and free delivery.
OFFICE 1 Haiti celebrated its Grand Opening with special promotions and a 15% discount covering the whole assortment. More than 20 journalists attended the event which was covered by leading TV stations, newspapers and websites.
Future plans call for the launch of the OFFICE 1 e-commerce platform, a first for this emerging market.
The above photograph taken on opening day features Mark Baccash, OFFICE 1 International CEO as well as Claudel Dumas OFFICE 1 Haiti General Manager surrounded by his management staff.
For more pictures from the event please go to OFFICE 1 Haiti Grand Opening on Facebook.
15 November 2011
A regional meeting took place recently in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was attended by the OFFICE 1 Master Franchisees of Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and the OFFICE 1 International Team headed by Mr. Mark Baccash, CEO of the company.
The meeting’s main objective was to review the latest developments and improvements in the OFFICE 1 E-Commerce Platform and Associate Program already up and running in France www.office1.fr and Germany www.office1shop.de.
Following the meeting, Greece will be the first country to launch the E-Commerce project by end year followed by Italy sometime in 2012.
08 September 2011
OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. announced a new OFFICE 1 Master Franchise in Cyprus. The agreement was officially signed on 30th August, 2011 in Nicosia, North Cyprus.
The Master Franchisee, E&C Trade Company founded in June, 2011 specializes in general trade including stationery, electronics and construction. The Office 1 Cyprus General Manager is Mrs. Emete Gözügüzelli Civan.
An accomplished journalist and President of many civil organizations dealing with Democracy and Human Rights, Mrs. Civan together with her husband Mr. Civan, a distinguished architect, will be launching a 220 m2 store in Nicosia in early 2012.
In Mrs Gözügüzelli’s own words: “Our company has some important missions: to focus on all people who live in our state and to provide them with many services which can improve the quality of their lives. Social responsibility is another target of our company. The opening of OFFICE 1 Superstores in North Cyprus will create jobs and is a step in the right direction in fulfilling our goals.” – said Mrs. Civan.
Future plans call for the launch of the innovative OFFICE 1 Store in Store concept and a strong B2B program directed at large businesses and government.
07 July 2011
(West Palm Beach, Florida.) -- OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. today announced the forthcoming introduction of Office 1 superstores in Haiti.
The Master Franchise, Fourniture Expo, started out in 1997 as a 600 Sq Ft stationery store founded by a young and dynamic entrepreneur, Claudel Dumas, and his wife Katia a lifelong school teacher and the founder and Principal of a modern pre-elementary school. Both were animated by the vision of offering basic stationery with reliable service and free delivery to a diverse clientele whose expectations had been raised by the recent lifting of the US embargo.
In 1999, this embryo store was expanded to 3,500 Sq Ft to accommodate the addition of office furniture to the assortment. Ten years later, through hard work and diligence Fourniture Expo had become a three-store operation with more than 50 employees and a warehouse of 12,000 Sq Ft delivering nationally.
Undeterred by the 2010 earthquake and a general downsizing of competition, Claudel Dumas recently contacted OFFICE 1 to become the master franchisee for Haiti.
The first Office 1 Superstore in Haiti will open just in time for back-to-school this year to be followed by two sub-franchised stores covering the northern and southern parts of the country. OFFICE 1 Haiti will consolidate the market share achieved by FourniturExpo and provide its business clients, as well as students and their families, with an expanded assortment at unbeatable prices, in a modern and colorful 3,000 Sq Ft store located in Petion-Ville’s best shopping mall.
The story does not stop here. In Claudel Dumas’ own words: “Katia and I believe that a better education means a better nation. The size of our business will be determined by the size of our faith. The best is yet to come and our dream is to create a Foundation to help kids obtain a better education.”