In line with the continued expansion of its UK business, the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of the Der Kreis group, has moved into a new ‘state-of-the-art’ head office at Threefield House, Southampton.
KBBG managing director Bill Miller said: “The KBGG has made rapid and admirable progress in a very short space of time, and the move to our new premises is an important and significant indication of our expansion and our dedication to our independent kitchen specialists. Our membership is growing all the time, as is our range of attractive buying terms from our ever-increasing list of suppliers of kitchens, appliances, worktops and accessories.
“KBBG has an excellent pedigree as part of Der Kreis, which has become the largest buying group in Europe over its 35-year history. Membership provides additional buying conditions on many kitchen furniture and appliance brands and gives our independent kitchen specialists exclusive access to a number of German kitchen furniture ranges.”
He added: “In forming such alliances, with all the advantages it offers, independent kitchen specialists remain independent and retain their own identity. They also benefit from purchase and payment advantages. We believe that a buying group trading concept is the most effective method to grow margins, share and compete without giving up your independence.”