ABOUT US

THE PIVOT POINT WHERE THE RETAILER, BRAND OWNER AND SHOPPER INTERCEPT

WHO WE ARE

We deliver growth for clients by covering every aspect of how their brand is managed across retail environments.

We are constantly challenging ourselves to innovate and stay abreast of macro and micro changes in the retail environment. To build a leading retail solutions company that:

Partners with brand owners and retailers to deliver accelerated growth by increasing reach, driving availability and visibility, increasing efficiency and delivering superior shopper experiences

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Operates across emerging and developed markets, modern and general trade, in physical and digital channels, using the most innovative technologies

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Has a distinctive culture based on a strong set of values

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Is underpinned by a deep purpose to inspire and grow our people, to be light on the planet and impactful on society through the creation of large scale, meaningful employment

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OUR HISTORY

DELIVERING GROWTH SINCE 1931

  • 1931

     

    1 EMPLOYEE

    Smollan started as a regional sales agency by Fred Smollan in South Africa

  • 1975

     

    Doug Smollan takes leadership of Smollan, which becomes a national business and begins to offer services outside of traditional fieldmarketing

  • 2008

     

    Smollan ventures into its first international territory with the opening of the India business

  • 2010

     

    David Smollan named Chief Executive Operator of the group

  • 2015

     

    Smollan’s international growth and service offering continues to accelerate

  • TODAY

     

    +79 000 EMPLOYEES

    Smollan is an international leading retail solutions company servicing brands and retailers across over 60 countries.

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Smollan opened its doors initially as a Regional South African based sales agency. Today, Smollan is an international leading retail solutions company.

OUR VALUES

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Our values are universal values. They are the hallmark of how we behave.

DAVID SMOLLAN
DAVID SMOLLAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  • 01 DRIVE GROWTH AND INNOVATION
    • We have a growth mindset towards our clients, our business, our people and ourselves.
    • We encourage innovation.
    • We will take considered risks.
  • 02 DELIVER GREAT SERVICE

    We anticipate the needs of our clients and customers, both internal and external. We are driven to give all we deal with extraordinary service.

  • 03 PASSION

    We have a strong emotional connection to the outcome of our work and the well-being of our people.

  • 04 ACT WITH INTERGRITY
    • We act consistently in a way that is aligned to our values.
    • We are open and transparent.
    • We share news, both good and bad, with equal enthusiasm and speed.
  • 05 RESULTS ORIENTATED
    • We drive clear and objective targets, monitor and communicate results.
    • We aim to exceed expectations.
  • 06 URGENCY
    • We maintain our performance standards and meet our commitments.
    • We create structured environments with clear deliverables and deadlines.
  • 07 BE DISCIPLINED
    • We manage expectations and avoid disappointment.
    • We respond and act quickly.

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We are guided by a distinct set of values. They shape the company and form a critical part of our organisational DNA.

LEADERSHIP

Meet the team driving the strategic direction and success of our business.

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