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December 2021 Newsletter


Dear Members,

Welcome to our December newsletter, warmer weather, and the festive season.

As we bring a close to 2021, we can look back on a year to remember (or forget). A year punctuated by COVID bulletins, travel-bubbles, lockdowns, case numbers and vaccination roll outs. Our thoughts are drawn to the many who did it tough through the lockdowns and to those, on the front line, who have acted so very selflessly. Our thoughts are also with those who are struggling with life during this COVID pandemic, we encourage you to seek assistance and for others to reach out in support.

As we start to see the residual effects of the pandemic, the supply chain has had a tumultuous year, with disruption expected to continue until trading channels and transportation channels return to provide greater capacity and competition. CCI has and will continue to work closely with its suppliers to identify potential risks and opportunities, ensure risks are mitigated and supply continuity for you. Most of our suppliers have increased stockholdings and broadened ranges significantly to hedge against the possibility of intermittent supply issues. CCI greatly appreciates suppliers’ collaborative efforts in navigating these challenging waters.

In early November, Ellis Wilkinson resigned from his role as General Manager at CCI. On behalf of CCI, I would like to thank Ellis for his contribution to the business over the previous 4 years, as it has grown and sought to increase its value to the not-for-profit sector. We wish Ellis every success in his future endeavours. We will be seeking to appoint new leadership for CCI in the coming months, and in the interim our team continues to be available to support your needs.

Finally, I would like to wish you and your loved ones, a safe and happy festive season. A special mention to those who won’t be having a break, thank you for your invaluable contribution in making our communities stronger, healthier, and safer.

Kind regards,
Paul Reynolds
Chair, CCI Group Purchasing Board

Supplier Festive Season Trading Hours

Click here to download a summary of the Christmas trading hours for all CCI suppliers (all categories).

Christmas Specials from Abbott Nutrition

All CCI member orders placed with our distributor CH2 from 26th November to 31st December 2021 will receive a 10% discount on the Ensure Two Cal Vanilla & Strawberry and Ensure Plus Strength products.  Order your summer stocks for December, January and February to cover the holidays and avoid delays in supply.

Ensure TwoCal

Vanilla & Strawberry flavour – 10% discount ($2.48 each)

Ensure TwoCal HN 2.0kcal/mL is a nutritionally complete, high-calorie formula designed to meet the increased protein and calorie needs of stressed patients and patients requiring low-volume feedings1. It is specially formulated calorie and protein dense nutrition to help patients gain and maintain healthy weight with protein to help support lean body mass and wound healing2,3

Ensure Plus Strength

Coffee & Vanilla flavour – 10% discount ($2.88 each)

Ensure Plus Strength is a ready-to-drink, 1.5 kcal/ml, oral nutritional supplement (ONS) high in protein and enriched with HMB, vitamin D, calcium and prebiotic fibre. It provides 330kcal, 20g protein, 500 IU of vitamin D and 1.5g CaHMB (1.2g HMB) in each 220ml serving.

COS Corporate Hampers to Impress your Customers

After a tough year say thanks to your clients and staff with a thoughtful gift! The festive season is here, and now is the perfect time to thank your customers and key staff with one of our delicious hampers packed with high-quality items including wine, chocolates, nuts, biscuits, confectionery and more!

Our range of exquisite holiday hampers are the ideal gift for clients or colleagues, and come packed with a range of high-quality items. Starting at $59. View our hamper range.