March 17, Massy Stores opened its first supermarket in Guyana. The regional supermarket chain, which
currently operates 45 retail locations in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St.
Lucia and St. Vincent has now extended its offering into the Guyana market, its
46th location, to serve consumers.
Stores Guyana will be located in Amazonia Mall, East Bank, Demerara and 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 new location will include features such
as high quality fresh produce, chilled and frozen meat, prepared foods and a
wide variety of local and foreign food and general merchandise items. Additionally, the
Massy Stores Supermarket will offer a number of convenient, value-added services including a deli and
bakery, butcher and fresh fish counters, an in-store pharmacy, ATM Machines,
MoneyGram and SurePay points of service.
store’s international design, which incorporates wide aisles to comfortably
accommodate shoppers, and automated in-store price checkers, is also
complemented by extensive parking facilities to enhance the overall shopping
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,” commented Thomas Pantin, Senior
Vice President & Executive Chairman, Retail Line of Business, Massy Group.
continued to incorporate best practises in the construction of our second
store, already in progress, at the East Coast MovieTowne complex, which is
scheduled to open in 2017,” he added.
Persaud, Country Manager, Massy Guyana, also added 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.”
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.