Majid Al Futtaim launches first Hyperstar Hypermarket in Islamabad Pakistan

25 Mar 2016

Hyperstar World Trade centre delivers 6,000 sqm of retail space in Islamabad

Islamabad’s first Hyperstar Hypermarket will offer the freshest produce and 25,000 household items

More than 800 new jobs will be created upon store opening

Islamabad, Pakistan: Majid Al Futtaim Retail, the retail arm of Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has today announced the opening of its first Hyperstar hypermarket in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The hypermarket, with a total sales area of 6,000 sqm, is opening in Islamabad’s World Trade Centre and will offer more than 25,000 products, including the widest choice of fresh produce and groceries, home appliances, sporting goods and leisure equipment, as well as textile products.

The new Hyperstar World Trade Centre store is expected to bring a range of economic benefits to Pakistan and has already provided employment to more than 800 people. It is expected to create an additional 200 direct and indirect jobs in Islamabad, including 50 local management positions.

The hypermarket is already working with more than 500 suppliers from different regions of Pakistan, including 400 local manufacturers, producers, and farmers.

Gyu Taeg Kim, Country Manager, Hyperstar Pakistan, said: “The opening of our first Hypermarket in Islamabad marks a major milestone not just for Hyperstar, but for the local economy. Hyperstar World Trade Centre marks the beginning of a significant 6 billion PKR investment programme that will deliver 5 additional stores in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Gujranwala. We are already seeing the benefits of this investment through job creation and support for local producers.

At Hyperstar, we are committed to creating great moments for everyone, every day. With that in mind, we are excited about redefining customer experiences and delivering the best value for money to consumers in Islamabad and beyond.”

As one of the most recognized household brands in the world, Hyperstar has introduced international standards and best practices to the retail sector in Pakistan. These include new customer service standards, a more sophisticated shopping experience, and best practice in-store hygiene processes.

Besides holding exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, Majid Al Futtaim now operates 3 Hyperstar hypermarkets in Pakistan

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