Saturday 22 September, 2018

Massy opens third supermarket in East Trinidad

Store Manager, Anne Constantine, cuts the ribbon at the opening of Mandalay. Left to right (back row) Father Matthew Ahye of Holy Cross RC say the Opening Prayer.

Store Manager, Anne Constantine, cuts the ribbon at the opening of Mandalay. Left to right (back row) Father Matthew Ahye of Holy Cross RC say the Opening Prayer.

Regional supermarket chain Massy Stores opened its doors to customers in East Trinidad on Thursday.

Called ‘Mandalay’, the store is located on Buena Vista Drive, Tumpuna Road, Arima and will provide residents of the area with fruits, vegetables, as well as a wide variety of consumer goods and products.

Chief Executive Officer of Massy Stores, Derek Winford said: “It is our third store in Arima and we are happy to bring Massy Stores into the community to serve residents of Mandalay and all others. Now, they do not have to go to Port of Spain, Trincity or anywhere out of the area to shop. We are right here in the community.”

Winford said residents of the area can shop in a beautiful ambience, wide aisles, cleanliness, quality, excellent customer service, integrity and honesty, and most of all – low prices.

He noted that the current economic climate is very difficult and his grocery chain wanted to make life easier for its customers

“We are in a really tough economic situation and here we are making such a huge investment in Arima and in the economy because we have confidence in the future of Trinidad and Tobago. As a result, we have something called a dollar stretcher where you will find the lowest prices available and deals in which you are not going to see in any part of the world. We call it Extreme Deals.”

He also urged residents to help protect the environment by reducing their use of plastics.

“A lot of our customers got upset with us for charging 50 cents per bag but that is just as a penalty. I don’t want anyone to pay 50 cents for a bag. I want to give you a free bag, so you will be able to use this bag over and over again. Hopefully, we will be able to put a machine to collect plastic for recycling, and it will give you Massy points.” 

Massy Stores Operations Manager, Cyllan Charles, added it is an exciting time for the Mandalay team as each member came from a different location and had varying experience.

He said: “We are trying something which has not been done before to make our operations more efficient. We are doing more with less as we are the pioneers in the retail industry.”  

Customers who attended the opening of Mandalay were treated to a variety of snacks, food and beverages from several product lines and entertainment from guitarist Arthur Marcial.

 

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