Al Meera to open first Geant hypermarket

February 21, 2013 - 5:13:50 am

DOHA:  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company will open its first Geant hypermarket at Hyatt Plaza on Sunday with a promiss to offer competitive prices to the customers.

“A surprise will be revealed on the day of the opening.” the company said in a statement yesterday.

The opening of Geant hypermarket follows an agreement signed between Al Meera Consumer Goods Company and French retailer Casino to develop a network of hypermarkets and supermarkets under the Geant banner in selected Middle East countries. 

The Casino, Al Meera (through Al Meera Holding Company) and Retail Arabia had earlier signed a sub-franchise agreement allowing Al Meera Holding to develop and operate hypermarkets and supermarkets under the Geant banner in Qatar and Oman. 

The Géant Hypermarket will adhere to strict international standards to ensure product freshness, by selecting professional suppliers who are able to follow high standards and specifications and are able to supply fresh product regularity, the company said.

Special emphasis has been given to expand the products range to provide more choices, particularly to increase the interest of the expatriate population (meat, cheese, dairy product, fish, bakery and vegetable) and also to provide more choices for local people.

The first Geant hypermarket in Qatar will reinforce the presence of the brand in GCC countries,  where Geant is already a leading retailer with more than 10 stores in operation in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.

“At Geant Hypermarket with its array of products, customers can be assured of a shopping experience never felt before. With the breadth and visibility of its fresh food offerings, creation of an attractive, dramatic sales environment, pertinence of its non-food offerings (textiles, decor, lifestyle, electronics, etc),   transformation of the surroundings of its shopping centres into modern, welcoming, friendly spaces, Geant hypermarket promises a fun-filled and comfort shopping,” said the statement.

The Peninsula