Distribution

ARGOSY TRADING COMPANY LTD

Argosy is the biggest supplier to the grocery retail sector in Cyprus. Our sales account for about 5% of the total grocery business which is estimated to be around €1.5 billion. Our distribution network reaches directly close to 2000 outlets - hypermarkets, supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores (kiosks, bakeries etc) - that account for over 95% of the total trade sales.

We handle quality brands of fast moving consumer goods, most of which hold one of the top three positions in their respective market category. Our portfolio includes brands like Activia, Airwick, Cillit, Colman’s, Dettol, Elite, Energizer, Findus, Galaxy, Hawaiian Tropic, Kallimanis, Kellogg`s Special K, Jacobs, Libresse, Libero, Mars, Melissa, Oreo, Pedigree, Philadelphia, Philips, Rickmers Bali, Tena, Vanish, Veet, Whiskas, Wilkinson, Zewa, 3M Scotch Brite, 7Days, Dodoni.

The company owns and operates a modern distribution / logistics centre, adhering to the highest european standards. The National Distribution Centre (NDC) is strategically located for easy access to all parts of the island. It has four different temperature controlled zones and can manage pallet / case/ piece / kilo handling operations, according to suppliers’ specifications and demands, ensuring optimal quality for the consumer. All procedures implemented in relation to receiving / storage / delivery, have been ISO 22000 certified

Planning and forecasting tools are being utilised to ensure optimum stock levels and customer service in terms of availability and best quality in terms of freshness.

Sales force structure is channel based, focusing on providing best service by type of customer. Trained for competence and equipped with the latest digital technology, each sales person aims at meeting customer needs on an individual basis. Selling principles like efficient / lean product distribution, planograms, promotions and category management are every day practices that support the leadership position of the brands.

Dedicated brand managers provide consistent marketing support, which creates consumer top of mind awareness and preference. Market research is carried out regularly either in the form of retail audits, customer satisfaction index or product usage and attitude surveys. A continuous flow of information, by means of reporting to both customers and suppliers, constitutes part of Argosy`s approach to our business partners.

Having acquired capabilities in handling FMCG international brands, enhanced by our people`s passion for success, we are committed to maximising the potential of each product entrusted in us by our suppliers.

Our Services

Channel focused sales
Marketing
Efficient supply chain management
Value added services