Meet our Franchisee of the Week, Marcia van Wyk!
Marcia heads up our Fountains Mall store in Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape.
Her love for retail started in the year 2000 and since then, she’s fallen in love with everything about it. “Retail allows me to communicate and interact with people from all walks of life – this is definitely my life’s passion,” she says proudly.
Marcia was part of the team that first opened the Jeffrey’s Bay franchise in 2010: “It was a dream of mine to own a shop like this. Little did I know that my amazing clients would soon become like family,” she says. Marcia recently announced that she is now the proud official owner of the store. She believes in the Montagu brand because it makes her feel like she belongs to a family. “The products are always fresh. My favourite snacks are cashews and pecan nuts,” she says.
Marcia plans to invest in more Montagu stores in the foreseeable future, and hopes to encourage others to invest in their own stores as well. “I look for every opportunity to promote the Montagu brand in my free time too.”
When she’s not busy conquering the world of retail, Marcia spends her free time cooking and experimenting with new dishes, as she’s a food critic too! Her youngest daughter, Natasha, regularly helps out at the store while she works toward her Honours degree in Accounting at NMMU to become a CA(SA). Marcia is certainly a proud mom, giving and getting hugs at every opportunity.
Marcia lives out Montagu’s healthy lifestyle ideals whenever she can, by eating healthily and going for regular runs on the beach.