There seems to be no stopping Gulfmart Supermarket as it pursues an assertive new expansion policy in Kuwait. The latest branch of Gulfmart, and its 14th outlet in the country, is scheduled to open in the residential district of Salwa on Monday, 2nd July, 2012 at 10.30am.
The newest branch of Gulfmart, the fastest growing supermarket chain with the largest number of branches in Kuwait, will be inaugurated by His Excellency Satish C. Mehta, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, in the presence of top company officials, at the Sheikh A. Al Sabah Complex, opposite to Kuwait English School, on Street 8, Block 11, in Salwa area.
Arif Sheikh, Managing Director of Gulfmart Group, speaking about the upcoming launch of Salwa branch said: “Gulfmart has enjoyed the patronage of customers in Kuwait since 1999, when we first set up shop here. The opening of a 14th branch in the country is clear evidence of the continued recognition and popularity of Gulfmart brand, and attests to the wide support we enjoy among customers in Kuwait.” We are very grateful for this trust in our brand and we will continue to work to meet and exceed the aspirations of patrons, he added.
With easy access, convenient car parking facilities and a comfortable shopping environment, the over 10,000 square feet of floor space within the supermarket, offers shoppers convenient shopping in a welcoming ambience. Gulfmart’s Operations Manager, Nikil Ajagaonkar, and top officials of the Centralized Merchandizing Department of the Group, including Jose Thomas, Raju Sawlani, Fakhruddin Kabir, Imran Sheikh, Zujer Saifee and Sameer Sheikh, confirmed that the new branch presents customers enormous value through extensive selection, competitive prices and excellent service, along with great offers and superb promotions.
The strategic business model of opening new stores in various formats, based on clearly defined customer needs, in suburbs underserved by full-service retail supermarkets is proving to be immensely successful for Gulfmart. While the new outlets carry products from around the world on their well-stocked, frequently-replenished shelves, they also offer a large selection of specific goods that cater to ethnic requirements of major customers in a locality.
“At Gulfmart, we are all about convenience and providing quality products at best prices,” said Remesh T.A., Country Head for Gulfmart in Kuwait. “By opening a new branch in Salwa, we are making it even more convenient for shoppers in the neighborhood to access Gulfmart. We are now in the unique position of being able to offer shoppers in Kuwait with an easily accessible outlet that is within commutable distance of any populated center in the country,” he added.
Clarifying that the opening of a branch in Salwa was the result of ongoing customer demand for access to quality retailing, the country manager added, “At Gulfmart, we have embarked on an assertive new expansion strategy that will see our brand grow rapidly across the country. With the launch of a branch in Fahaheel in May, now one in Salwa, and our imminent openings in Abu Halifa and other areas this year, we are well on our way to realizing our goal of having 25 quality retail stores in Kuwait by the end of 2013.”