PHOTO CAPTION: Aquabest inaugurates the first Aquabest 3 in 1 Combostore in San Fernando, Pampanga on June 24. Gracing the opening is (R to L) Almira Antiporda – Corporate Communications Head, Richard Olmedo – Marketing Services Head, Joel Cruz – Marketing & Communications Manager, Andrew Lim – Combo Store Owner and Family. The 3 in 1 Combostore is Aquabest’s newest franchise concept that bundles three franchises into one. The store includes a water refilling station, oxygenated alkaline water, and a Laundromat allowing franchisees triple opportunities and unparalleled convenience for consumers.
GQWEST Inc., the country’s premier water franchise company, has announced the opening of its first Aquabest 3 in 1 Combostore in Northern Luzon.
The Aquabest3 in 1 Combostore is the company’s latest franchise offering that will revolutionize the water franchising industry. The Combostore franchise integrates three tried, tested, and successful concepts into one. Bundled in the package are GQWEST’s Aquabest, Laundrybest, and Oxyplus brands. Aquabest is the company’s flagship brand, which is shifting to offer structured water. Laundrybest is the company’s Laundromat franchise, while Oxyplus is their oxygenated alkaline water brand. Individually, the brands are all very successful and widely known; together they form a revolutionary and holistic way of looking at the water franchise industry.
The store located in San Fernando Pampanga is operated by franchisee, Andrew Lim. Lim heard about the 3 in 1 Combostore concept from a magazine which convinced him to take up a franchise. He says what convinced him to apply for the franchise was the improved earning potential the concept provides. He adds that he is confident about his investment because” One of the advantages in franchising Aquabest is that it is already known and accepted by consumers nationwide. Second is the technology Aquabest has allows me to charge a premium allowing me to earn more. Finally since it doesn’t stop innovating we can assure the quality of purified water we are drinking vs. private name water refilling stations.”
The Aquabest 3 in 1 Combostore was introduced as part of the company’s “Shift Happens Campaign” that aims to change the way people see and experience water. Franchisees of the Combostore stand to benefit from the expanded target market and synergies resulting from the fusion of the three brands. This triples their opportunities and chances for success without spending to individually invest in the three brands. The concepts offer a faster return period and better margins. Compared to other water franchising concepts, it is more efficient and sustainable. It does this by maximizing the use of every resource from the water to the manpower of each store.
Aquabest has a nationwide network of around 500 stores and is considered among the leading players in the water franchising industry. The campaign would involve upgrading the individual stores with the company’s exclusive Grander Technology.