BCCM Co-operative Retail and Buying Groups Forum

25 October 2023 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

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Invitation only – BCCM members

This BCCM forum, combining our retail and buying group co-operatives is a roundtable, Chatham House discussion on the challenges and opportunities for co-operative retail, buying and marketing groups including rising costs of insurance, workforce and talent acquisition issues, supply chain disruption, leasing, energy and transport inflation, digital innovation, competition policy and accessing capital for growth.

Mr Qian Xiao Tong from FairPrice Co-operative, the largest food retailer in Singapore with 35 per cent market share, will be our guest speaker. Founded by the labour movement in 1973, NTUC FairPrice’s mission is to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. From one supermarket, it has grown to become a leading retailer in Singapore serving more than half a million shoppers daily through a network of over 370 outlets. It comprises FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, FairPrice Shop, Cheers convenience stores, FairPrice Xpress, and Unity pharmacy. Its e-commerce portal draws over 700,000 visitors monthly. NTUC FairPrice also owns a Fresh Food Distribution Centre and a centralised warehousing and distribution company.

This forum will be held as part of the BCCM annual Leaders’ Summit.

The Forum is open to all BCCM full and associate member co-operatives that operate a supermarket, hardware store, rural supply store or other retail outlet. The Forum is also open to BCCM member industry peak bodies that represent co-operative retailers.

To learn more about this BCCM member committee, please email Linda Seaborn.


25 October 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm




By Audience
CEOs, Leadership
By Member
Members only


Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre
Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

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