LEADING indigenous retail giant Hubmart Stores Limited, officially opened the doors of its ultramodern shopping mall to the public in an elaborate ceremony held at the mall’s premises on Isaac John Street Ikeja G.R.A.
The event which witnessed a large turnout of firms that came to showcase their brands, also saw a huge number of customers visiting the mall to experience firsthand, the many offerings the new Hubmart store has to offer. Most customers also admitted that they were also there to take advantage of the exciting opening day specials on offer at the store.
Chairman of Hubmart Stores Limited, Dr. Chris Ogbeche, in his address stated that the vision of Hubmart stores was to be the clear leader in the retail industry, noting, “we have a population of over 180 million people who want the good things of life and we are here to make that possible.”
He added that Hubmart’s penchant for always delivering fresh products to its customers is a mark of distinction that sets it apart from other retail stores, adding “We are known for fresh products. I think we are the leader in fresh products ranging from vegetables, fruits, seafood, and dairy food all at attractive prices.
“We have been able to maintain this standard because over 50 percent of our business is not reliant on foreign exchange. The other 40 percent is dependent on Nigerian businesses that produce here and only the last five to 10 per cent depends on imports.”
He informed visitors to the mall that Hubmart is committed to empowering Nigerians, creating employment and adding value to the lives of its customers through fresh products and quality service. He stated that Hubmart’s expansion plan is guaranteed to ensure that the footprint of Hubmart will be seen in every state in Nigeria.
Chief executive officer of Hubmart Stores Ltd, Murat Bektaslar, described the opening of the mall as a joyous occasion. He described the store as a customer’s delight, stating that the store will serve as a one-stop shop for all customer grocery, cleaning, fresh and household needs.
“We have created an environment where customers can find everything they want under one roof, get the best quality of ultra-fresh produce, and have a delightful, fulfilling and exciting shopping trip. Even the kids are not left out as very innovative kiddy-focused shopping carts and baby trucks have been deployed to delight the kids as well”, the CEO said.