Massy opening ‘largest’ supermarket tomorrow at Providence

Massy Stores will open its first supermarket here tomorrow at Providence.

A release from Massy yesterday said that the regional supermarket chain, which currently operates 45 retail locations in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines has now extended its offering here.

Massy Stores Guyana will be located in Amazonia Mall, Providence, East Bank Demerara and the release said that it offers the convenience of one-stop shopping within its 16,000 square feet of retail space, making it the largest supermarket in the country. The Trinidad-based Massy is promising high quality fresh produce, chilled and frozen meat, prepared foods and a wide variety of local and foreign food and general merchandise items. The Massy Stores Supermarket will also offer a number of other services including a deli and bakery, butcher and fresh fish counters, an in-store pharmacy, ATM Machines, MoneyGram and SurePay points of service.

The store’s design incorporates wide aisles to comfortably accommodate shoppers, and automated in-store price checkers. It is also complemented by extensive parking facilities, the release said.

“Massy Stores is truly excited about opening our doors in the Guyana market. We are a Caribbean chain and 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 practises and best models across Caribbean territories,” said Thomas Pantin, Senior Vice President & Executive Chair-man, Retail Line of Business, Massy Group.

He noted that a second store is already in progress at the Turkeyen MovieTowne complex which is scheduled to open in 2017.

Deo Persaud, Country Manager, Massy Guyana, added in the release that “Massy has been operating in Guyana for the past 48 years and 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 IT 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 also have the opportunity to work closely with local suppliers and local producers so that our consumers can find a wide variety of high-quality, local items in one location.”

Massy Stores Guyana will be open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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