Another Example may be the Program 4e Camino al Progresso (quoted in the paper) successfully strengthened SAB Miller’s distribution chain in Latin America, supporting 25’000 Mom and Pop shops across 6 countries of the region. Through training, on-site personal assistance and access to simple and low cost technologies, it enabled participating shopkeepers to increase their sales by 10% and their margins by 2% on average. With the financial participation of the FOMIN, the program also included a community development component, which consisted in training 4000 shopkeepers to leadership role in their communities, supporting them in implementing social impact initiatives. While SAB Miller can now count on more robust, sustainable, loyal and productive distributors, tens of thousands of households across Latin America are now better off.
Jessica Davis Pluess said:
Living Goods is a great example of using product mix that includes durable goods like cookstoves and healthcare in the same distribution channel
Caroline Ashley said:
What's interesting about Living Goods is that they have a distribution model for multiple beneficial goods. Creating such networks is such a big ask that other companies want to use their network, not create their own.