Vivo Energy and Innscor test scribes’ palates

Say pizza: The media fraternity was treated by Vivo Energy earlier this week during the media tasting session at the Shell NABTA Chicken/Pizza Inn, Windhoek. Agreement was almost unanimous that both the chicken and the pizza are delectable.

Following the announcement by Vivo Energy on the extension to its existing partnership with Innscor to add quick service restaurants at a number of its Shell service stations in Namibia, Vivo earlier this week conducted a media tasting session of their newest food outlets – Chicken Inn and Pizza Inn. These two downstream franchises started trading at Shell NABTA.

Vivo Energy Namibia, MD Johan Grobbelaar at the event said, “We are especially exited about delivering this great product to our customers. What you see here today, is a result of Vivo Energy becoming the master franchisee for Innscors quick service restaurants in Namibia.”
“Vivo Energy is constantly looking for ways to improve the convenience retail offer for our Shell customers and with our new offerings – Chicken Inn and Pizza Inn, we are offering our customers more options at great prices.” he added.
Currently NABTA is the first Shell Service Station in Namibia to have opened Innscor’s quick service restaurant. According to Grobbelaar the Omega Shell Service Station in Walvis Bay started trading this week, joining NABTA Shell as the two very first service stations to offer this culinary entertainment.
“Vivo Energy plans to roll out the Innscor quick service restaurant to eight more service stations this year,” he added. Said Grobbelaar, “Because we are in the business of serving our customers we understand that when our customers come to our service stations, they are not just looking for fuels and lubricants but they also want a complete service station experience. It is for that reason that Vivo Energy is happy to partner with Innscor.” Innscor Africa Limited (Innscor) was listed on the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange in 1998 and its current market capitalization is US$297 million. Innscor is a diversified Pan African Management Holding company and is in the business to manufacture, distribute and retail food, as well as fast moving and durable consumer goods to the mass market through a managed and where strategically appropriate, vertically integrated portfolio of businesses which benefit from being part of the group. Innscor said their retail partners in the form of service stations must have the ability or potential to achieve scale and to dominate the supply chain and/or market in which they operate.