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Become a Supplier
Composite enjoys strong partnerships with key wholesalers, suppliers and distributors in the retail sector. Becoming a supplier with Composite gives you ranging and coverage with more than 135 retailers nationwide over 8 divisions.
Supplier Benefits
At Composite Retail Cooperative our mission

is to source and supply better for our members, all year, every year.

Composite Retail is one of New Zealand’s largest independent retail cooperatives. That means our stores aren’t part of some massive and impersonal chain, they’re all independently owned and operated unique relationships in the local community.

  • 100% New Zealand owned and operated
  • 100% Cooperative
Why be a Supply Partner to Composite Retail Cooperative?

The key benefit to our preferential suppliers is gaining access to all of our retailer members for your industry to increase your sales and market share with our members.

In many divisions we hold buying events where our members attend our expos to purchase their next season's products.

Many divisions offer guaranteed payment so suppliers get one payment from Composite in full and on time every month. No credit risk for suppliers in these divisions.

In our pharmacy division retailers are committed to stocking 1,000 core items from our preferred suppliers. A quarterly review with suppliers determines what items are core and any new products to be stocked.

In consideration for these benefits we require a discount or rebate for members and a cooperative fee.

5 key reasons to supply:
  1. Access to member retailers to increase your revenue and market share
  2. Access to Composite buying expos
  3. Guaranteed payment in many divisions
  4. Promotional opportunities
  5. Dedicated supply manager

“Join Composite Retail Cooperative today”

Centralised buying, rebates and unrivalled networking

Practically what does all this mean to our Suppliers?
  1. Guaranteed payment with our centralised billing process. Most divisions have a payment loop that creates one central invoice for the supplier for all members. Payment is made by the cooperative meaning you get your money in full, every time.

  2. Members own the Composite Retail Cooperative, so they are more likely to be compliant and buy from preferred suppliers. Members often belong to take time and energy from day to day supply challenges, so members are keen to find ways to make this work.

  3. Centralised supply negotiations making it easier to work with the Group and members with one point of contact for supply.

  4. A range of promotional opportunities are available for suppliers to coordinate centrally for each department. Various divisions have a range of marketing activity making it easier to grow sales with the Group.

  5. Dedicated senior supply manager who will work with suppliers to ensure we offer the best value through the supply chain.

We are continuing to find ways to support members access products at the best price, in the easiest way. We have just launched EDI stock replenishment with one department as well as support with merchandising and planograms

Become a Supplier
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About Us

Composite is a well-established cooperative that has been operating since 1968. We were founded by a group of draper stores wanting to utilise their collective buying power to negotiate the best deals for their members. 50 years later this philosophy is still at the heart for the business. We have the collective buying power of over 200 stores through 8 divisions throughout New Zealand.

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Our Contact Details

6 Target Court, Wairau Valley,
Auckland 0627

+64 9 918 6490