Massy stores, a regional supermarket chain, will today be opening the doors of its first supermarket in Guyana. The supermarket chain, which currently has 45 locations in the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and St Lucia, will be opening its first store in Guyana at Amazonia Mall, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Country Manager of Massy Guyana Deo Persaud explained that the branch features 16,000 square feet of retail space and will be the largest supermarket in Guyana. “The store’s international design, which incorporates wide aisles to comfortably accommodate shoppers, and automated in-store price checkers, is also complemented by extensive parking facilities to enhance the overall shopping experience,” he related. Persaud further explained that the Massy Group has been operating in Guyana for the past 48 years, and has been offering a wide range of services.
“Our model has been primarily business to business, as we have been operating in the industrial and LPG gases, automotive and industrial equipment, distribution, security services and Information Technology industries locally. Now we are really moving into a new space, operating in retail and serving a wider customer base which is a new and exciting business for us. We have the opportunity to work closely with local suppliers and local producers so that our customers can find a wide variety of high quality, local items in one location,” the Manager stated.
It was revealed that the location will feature a wide range of high quality products including fresh produce, chilled and frozen meat, prepared foods, a wide variety local and foreign food, and general merchandise items.
“Additionally, the Massy Stores Supermarket will offer a number of convenient, value-added services including a deli and bakery, butcher and fresh fish counters, an in-store pharmacy, ATM machines, MoneyGram and SurePay points of service,” a representative explained.
Meanwhile, Senior Vice President and Executive Chairman of the Retail Line of Business for the Massy Group, Thomas Patin related that the company is excited to open its doors in Guyana, as the market offers immense opportunities.
“We believe that being in the Guyana market gives us an opportunity to be more authentically Caribbean as we bring on board 120 Guyanese associates to create something new for this market. This is about bringing a new shopping experience to Guyanese consumers and sharing our best practices and best models across Caribbean territories,” he stated, adding that the construction of the second Guyana branch is already underway.
“We have continued to incorporate best practices in the construction of our second store, already in progress, at the East Coast Movie Towne complex which is scheduled to open in 2017,” the company Executive disclosed.