Four Square Supermarkets
The Four Square Supermarket group trades predominantly in the
rural and provincial towns of the South Island, and caters for
mainly top up and semi main order shopping.
Four Square offers an aggressive promotional programme with a
range specifically tailored to suit the needs of its customers.
There is a dedicated weekly circular featuring a cut margin
specialling programme. See the Four Square Promotions Manager for further
Central Distribution & Ranging
Due to the size and the geographical spread of the group, most
non-fresh foods are supplied to the members via the Foodstuffs
South Island Limited distribution centres.
The Four Square promotional range is controlled and all new
products and products for inclusion in the promotional programme
must be presented to the Four Square Promotions Manager for obtaining
These are designed for those products distributed through the
central distribution network and should be discussed with the Four Square Promotions
The term given to ranging of a product within the Four Square
Group. If host supported, Foodstuffs South Island Limited will
maintain the necessary databases to ensure the correct scanning
information is held by each store.
As an official supplier to the Four Square group every supplier
is required to promote with the group. Funds (trade spend) should
be allocated to the group on its share and contribution to
business. To ensure that there is fair and equitable spend, each
vendor is required to divulge the value of its trade spend with the
group. This is to be expressed as a percentage to sales. We will
not accept less than our fair share calculated in this manner.
Foodstuffs South Island Limited will regularly monitor trade
spend to ensure it is in keeping with its share and that both
parties are mutually benefiting from the spend. The Four Square Promotions
Manager is responsible for managing trade spend within his/her
portfolios. To maximise sales his/her input into the allocation of
trade spend is required.
Please refer to the Pricing Guidelines Information.
Foodstuffs South Island Limited reserves the right to challenge
and take action against any company seen not to be acting in the
best interest of the group. Payment disputes should be referred to
the Financial Controller in the Finance &