Ashmins adds supermarket to store attractions

Ashmins Trading officially launched a supermarket at its High Street, Werk-en-Rust department store last Saturday.

Shelliza Allie, Marketing Supervisor of Ashmins Trading, told Stabroek News the new department was a sizable investment that is ongoing since additional works needed to be completed. She said the investment was a response to the growing demand from customers for a one-stop shop experience.

She said the idea to extend the mini-mart into a supermarket was discussed among the

Inside the new Ashmins Trading supermarket
Inside the new Ashmins Trading supermarket

directors of the company in mid-2013. She further stated that an idea was pitched to have the supermarket merged with the household department to satisfy both needs for customers in one place.

She added that customers can expect a full supermarket experience, with a wider range of groceries and frozen meats and vegetables. She added that Ashmins was among a few elite department stores offering a full supermarket service.

“Now we can really term ourselves as a real department store because we offer all-round services to customers,” she said.

She stated that most companies would sell their products 10 to 20 percent higher than the actual cost price, while Ashmins is prepared to offer customers products at five percent above the original price.

She also said the supermarket would be open every day to facilitate the working class  who are usually busy. From Mondays through Saturdays the store would be opened up to 8 pm while on Sundays the store would be opened until 5 pm.

She added that it was important for businesses to respond faster to the demand of the customers, while saying that Ashmins had met the demands of customers. She stated that Ashmins made the switch from a wholesale store to a retail store after demand grew.

She said the company intends to extend its department store with a wholesale drink depot. Over the years, the company has expanded into the tourism and real estate sectors by way of its Splashmins Fun Park and Resort and Madewini Villas Housing Development.

 

 

 

 

More in Local News

Raphael Trotman

Gov’t will not be ‘lectured to in the press’ on forest concessions, Trotman says

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman yesterday said that the government will not be “lectured” to in the press on the issue of forestry concessions, while announcing that the arrival of officials from a company in China that may take over the operations of the controversial Baishanlin is being awaited.

Black Bush murder victims laid to rest: Rice farmer, Pawan Chandradeo, 37; his fifteen-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradeo, both of 163 Mibicuri North, Black Bush Polder and his brother-in-law Naresh Rooplall, 33, of Number 75 Village, Corentyne were yesterday laid to rest following an emotional funeral. They were buried at the Babu John Cemetery, Port Mourant. The trio were found dead on Friday, less than a day after they had left to go on a fishing trip in Black Bush Polder. Intense investigations are underway into the murders. Photo shows the caskets of the three victims and part of the crowd that gathered.

Black Bush triple murder suspects brought to city

Seven men, including the main suspect who was arrested in connection with the Black Bush Polder, Corentyne triple murder were transported to Georgetown on Tuesday evening and are currently being questioned by ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID), Major Crimes Unit.

Anthony Jhagroo

Bulletin issued for suspect in murder of mechanic

The police yesterday issued a  bulletin for Anthony Jhagroo, who is wanted for questioning in relation to two offences: escaping from lawful custody and the murder of mechanic, Yugeshwar Shiwcharan.

default placeholder

Five cops under close arrest over stolen gold

Five police officers attached to the Brickdam Police Station are currently under close arrest after they allegedly stole a quantity of raw gold from some miners last Friday.

default placeholder

Norway team ‘horrified’ at bauxite mining in pilot village Muritaro

A private bauxite mining operation in the Amerindian community of Muritaro on the Demerara River, discovered by members of a “horrified” team from Norway, was shut down by the Ministry of Natural Resources late last year, since the community was one identified to benefit from the Guyana-Norway forest protection scheme.

default placeholder

New candidate identified to head Bid Protest Committee

Attorney at Law Joann Bond will now head the recently-constituted Bid Protest Committee (BPC) established under the Procurement Act, well-placed sources say.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: