JAD PEREIRA
CEO

Unitrade Management Services

Unitrade Management Services (UMS) is a voluntary trading organisation established in 2001 with the aim of providing a unique and comprehensive business solution to independent wholesalers and retailers in South and Southern Africa. 

UMS describe its business model as one that offers the benefits of a total franchise offer, including a comprehensive range of products and services, but without the associated costs. Today UMS, headed by CEO Jad Pereira, is the largest independent voluntary trading association (measured in terms of member sales out), in South Africa. 

UMS members trade under the brand names Powertrade (wholesale and hybrid outlets), Food Town (retail and hybrid outlets) and Best Buy (both wholesale and hybrid) or under their own brand as Trading Partners. The Group hosts over 240 member stores, distributed across 5 African countries.

For insight into UMS’s operational performance and strategic growth imperatives, contact Trade Intelligence on 031 303 2803 or talishaw@tradeintelligence.co.za


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