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Resort supply solutions for Maldives

Since the tourism boom of the Maldives in the 1970’s resorts here have been faced with the challenge of getting the products they need in order to meet their guests expectations. Challenging enough in a nation with roads and trucks but here in the Maldives a little thinking outside the box is required. That’s where Bestbuy Maldives comes in. We serve all of the resorts in the country, and our knowledge of the territory turns difficulties that baffle traditional suppliers into advantages that benefit our customers. Constantly evolving to keep our clients supplied and satisfied, BBM is one of the most innovative supply operations in the Republic of Maldives.

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Bestbuy Maldives Resort Supply Solutions

Who We Are

Forging partnerships across the globe

Currently in its twentieth year of operation, BBM started life as the trading arm of Eastinvest, a leading Maldivian conglomerate. Having acquired agencies and distributorships in the Maldives for a number of top world brands, it became a separate company, known as Bestbuy Maldives, in 2006. Bestbuy Maldives’ principal shareholder is Ismail Hilmy, who is also managing director of BBM.

Over the years, BBM has forged partnerships with leading manufacturing and marketing firms in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the UK, enabling us to supply our customers with a wide range of popular and desirable brands and products.

Bestbuy Maldives Resort Supply Solutions

What we do

Innovative Solutions

In a country where almost everything has to be imported and where tourism is the backbone of the country’s economy, keeping resorts supplied is of the utmost importance. Here at BBM we pride ourselves on identifying gaps in the resort supply market and providing solutions by way of our wide and constantly growing range of partners. Keeping up to date with the latest products and trends from around the world is key to the solutions we provide – not only the latest ingredients but also workshops, seminars and international chefs brought in to share their expertise are at the forefront of what we do.

As managers of all resorts here in the Maldives know only too well, the unique geography of our nation brings challenges to supply – the weather can close down a supply route without warning. BBM’s solution is a combination of careful planning, maintenance of buffer stocks and close relations with resort purchasing managers to guarantee that resorts never go without. The consistent and reliable service offered by BBM is a lifeline that can be depended upon.

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How we do it

The secret of BBM’s success

The key is contextual logistics – a system of interlocking, interchangeable supply procedures that can be fine-tuned to meet any demand situation. It begins with our network of global partners, which provides a source of supply for nearly anything a resort may need, from fresh produce to luxury toiletries. Substantial stocks are maintained at our warehouses on Malé to meet immediate demand. The inventory includes over 3,000 non-perishable items such as powdered milk, instant desserts and bread premixes, as well as other food products, toiletries, cleaning and housekeeping products, and paint.

Collections and deliveries are handled mostly by dhoani, For the minimal cost of operating a supply dhoani, resorts all over the Maldives have easy access to a worldwide array of essential supplies from BBM.

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Committed to the hospitality industry

Connections in all the right places

Our relationship with the hospitality industry is symbiotic. Our commitment to its growth, development and prosperity is an essential aspect of what we are.

Our connections with leading food and consumer-goods companies give us access to top professionals such as master chefs, master bakers and experts in hoteliering and catering, whom we bring to the Maldives to share their expertise by way of seminars, workshops and presentations. We also conduct training with industry experts overseas, enabling many in the hospitality industry to experience the varied benefits of international exposure.

Through efforts like these, we do our part to ensure that the Republic of Maldives remains one of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations.

Bestbuy Maldives Resort Supply Solutions

Diversified operations

Not just Food & Beverage solutions

BBM represents world-leading brands in the Maldives such as Dulux and Kodak. Opened on 5 April 2012, the new Dulux showroom on Malé features state-of-the-art mixing machines that can produce over 6,000 different colors and carries a wide range of Dulux paints and other products.

Our partnership with Kodak is a natural development of our involvement in the hospitality industry. On holiday in a destination as photogenic as the Maldives, people naturally want to take pictures. Thanks to BBM, Kodak cameras, film and photo accessories are always at hand when needed, while the Kodak lab in Malé provides photo and digital image processing to complete the package.

Moreover, BBM became a partner in a new venture, Carbon Consulting Company Maldives, which provides a range of services to help businesses manage their environmental impact. BBM itself was one of CCCM’s first customers and is now a proudly certified carbon-neutral operation.

Most recently, in 2016, BBM became the General Sales Agent for Etihad Airways in the Maldives (JV partnership). Etihad Airways is one of the fastest growing Airlines and the National Airline of United Arab Emirates.

Lasting partnerships

We are proud to be in business with some of the world’s leading brands and companies. Just as we strive to deliver the maximum possible benefit to our customers, we seek also to help our partners achieve their strategic goals and to mesh our operating procedures as seamlessly as possible with theirs.

 

Milestones

1995

1995

In 1995 ICI Dulux now known as Akzo Nobel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, appointed Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (Bestbuy) as their sole distributor for a large number of Hotels, Resorts and commercial buildings in the Maldives.

2000

April 2000

April 2000 brought the distributorship of IREKS GmbH of Germany, one of the most reputable brands of bread improvers and premixes for fine baking.

2000

August 2000

World-leading catering firm Best Foods (later to become Unilever Food Solutions) appointed Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (Bestbuy) as its exclusive distributor in the Maldives in August 2000.

2001

2001

In 2001, the distributorship for Kodak products was awarded to Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (Bestbuy) who are now suppliers of Kodak photographic equipment, chemicals and paper to all resorts in the Maldives, as well as to major dealers of photographic material.

2003

May 2003

In May 2003, Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (Bestbuy) was appointed sole distributor for the full range of Unilever home and personal care products.

2003

June 2003

In June 2003, Renuka Cocoa Lands (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka, appointed Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (Bestbuy) as its distributor of coconut milk products in the Maldives.

2004

2004

The first quarter of 2004 saw MD products of Sri Lanka join the list of companies represented by Eastinvest (Pvt) Ltd (BBM).

2007

March 2007

In March 2007, BBM were appointed distributor for Colavita pasta from Italy.

2010

April 2010

April 2010 saw Phoon Huat & Company (Pte) Ltd, Singapore, manufacturers of the Redman brand, supplying baking & dessert ingredients and baking accessories through BBM.

2011

April 2011

In April 2011, BBM was awarded the exclusive distributorship for Morny milk powder from the Netherlands and San Benedetto sparkling water from Italy

2012

May 2012

In May 2012, BBM were appointed authorized distributor for Fontana from Cyprus. BBM has also formed partnerships with renowned brands such as Harvey Fresh from Australia and Vismark dim sum from Singapore.

2014

January 2014

In January 2014 BBM took the distributorship for Lamb Weston potato products - USA, Café Vergnano Coffee - Italy, Ravifruit frozen purees from France.

2015

2015

In 2015 BBM was awarded the distributorship for Sosa from Spain and Cloversoft bio-degradable range from Singapore.

2016

January 2016

In January 2016, BBM was appointed as the exclusive business partner of Emerald seafood from Singapore and also was awarded distributorship for Best snacks from Dubai.

2016

May 2016

In May 2016, Serendib (7 star); a leading mill in Sri Lanka and producer of high quality flour appointed BBM as their distributor in Maldives.

2016

September 2016

In September 2016, DELMAGE GROUP - Motha products; leading manufacturer of Dessert Mixes, Cake Ingredients and Beverage Mixes in Sri Lanka appointed BBM as their exclusive business partner in Maldives.

2016

November 2016

Dankotuwa – a Sri Lankan brand name that has become synonymous with masterful perfection in porcelain tableware tied up with Bestbuy Maldives (BBM) as a measure to increase its presence in the Maldives.

2017

March 2017

Chef de Table, producer of fine duck dishes began their partnership with BBM as their Maldives' distributor in March 2017.

2017

July 2017

July 2017 saw BBM appointed to distribute one of the world's leading home and personal care brands, Unilever Professional.

2017

August 2017

Sabatino chose BBM as their Maldives' partner in August 2017, making the outstanding Tartufi products available to add a touch of luxury to dishes across many resorts.

2017

September 2017

September 2017 saw iLite choose BBM to distribute their sweeteners, a healthier alternative to sugar, in the Maldives.

2017

October 2017

Norfolk Foods teamed up with BBM in October 2017 to bring their range of delicious meats, kebabs, prepared foods and breaded items to the Maldives.

2018

January 2018

Banno brought their Basmati Rice, hand-picked from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the tables of the Maldives in January 2018 with BBM appointed as distributors.

2018

February 2018

BBM was chosen as the Maldives' distributor of Ammerlander, producer of high quality dairy products.

2018

August 2018

Veliche Gourmet Belgian chocolate was launched in the Maldives in partnership with BBM.

2018

September 2018

BBM's partnership with DaVinci Gourmet means that the Maldives joins more than 60 other countries worldwide in bringing a unique palette of flavours to the ever-expanding specialty coffee industry.

Looking to the Future

With arrivals growing, particularly from China and the Far East, and with brave new projects in the works, the future for the Maldivian hospitality industry looks both exciting and challenging. BBM has been following trends carefully and developing its strategic response. Our goal is to make sure that, no matter what demands our clients may make on us in the future, we continue to anticipate their needs and meet them with a response that satisfies or exceeds their expectations.

Uncompromised quality and service will remain the BBM standard.

Our mission

To be the market leader in resort supplies to the Maldives, supplying high-quality products and delivering first-class customer support to build and support mutually rewarding long-term customer relationships.

To diversify and stay attuned to international trends, ensuring that the best and latest products are available to the Maldivian hospitality industry.

To promote excellence and nurture team spirit among our staff.