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SPAR opens new store in Lagos Airport



SPAR opens new store in Lagos Airport

Shola Adefuwa




SPAR, the largest chain of hypermarket stores in Nigeria announced the launch of its new SPAR store in Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal II, commonly known as MMA2Terminal. SPAR in MMA2 stocks a wide spread of products, ranging from Grocery, Bakery, Butchery, Fruits & Vegetables, Hot Meals, Wine & Spirits, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Small Home Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones, Laptops & Tablets, Perfumes, Watches and Jewellery.

SPAR opens new store in Lagos Airport

L-R: Project Manager, Artee Group, Manoj Trivedi; Chief Operation Officer, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Ms. Adebisi Awoniyi; Deputy MD, Mr Prakash Keswani Chief Executive Officer, BASL, Mr. Christophe Penninck and Director Marketing & Sales, Unified Payments, Mr. Babatunde Okeniyi during the formal opening of SPAR Shopping Mall at Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos…..recently

Alhaji Kunle Hamzat, Group Head, Human Resource for the Artee Group, franchisees of the SPAR International brand in Nigeria, said: “SPAR store in MM2 was conceived and designed to cater to the air traffic passengers and employees working in and around the airport terminals and the residential areas adjacent to the airport terminals. The product assortment of over 5,200 items were hand-picked by SPAR to meet the various needs of all consumers.

“SPAR has also added new items to its product offering like: ready-to-drink Tea, Coffee and Chocolate, as well as Hot Beverages, Pop Corn and Fresh Juice to cater to the people on the move. The wide range of ready-to-eat Nigerian cuisine will also cater to the taste buds of people all across Nigeria.”

SPAR as a hypermarket brand, takes cognizance of the various kinds of shopping missions and adapts its products and services in respect of Choice, Quality, Service and Value to translate the entire shopping experience into a World Class One.

“SPAR is the only retail chain in Nigeria with Shopper Loyalty Program called SPAR Reward Card. The members of the Reward Card program enjoy Reward Points on every shopping. Shoppers accumulate the Reward points, which can then be redeemed against purchase of any item from SPAR. Reward Cards can be used in any SPAR store across Nigeria to earn and redeem Reward Points. SPAR plans to take the program to a whole new level by introducing Exclusive offers for Reward Card Program members. The shoppers in MMA2 can enrol for the Reward Card program from day one and start enjoying the exclusive benefits”, Alhaji Kamzat added.

SPAR International has franchised the brand to Artee Group for Nigerian operations. SPAR Hypermarket stores with over 20,000 m2 of retail space spreading across 7 stores serves over 5 million shoppers annually. Apart from MMA2, SPAR stores are located in Victoria Island, Lekki, Maryland Ikeja, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Over the past 27 years, Artee Group has grown from a very humble beginning to become one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in Nigeria. Today, Artee Groups’ business spreads from retail to real estate to shopping malls to manufacturing. With a wide portfolio of brands such as Park n Shop, SPAR, Port Harcourt Mall, Calabar Mall, Enugu Mall under the retail space and Casade Table Water as well as Millenium Interiors under the Manufacturing space, Artee Group caters to the various needs & aspirations of Nigerian consumers.

SPAR Hypermarket’s footprint is all set to spread further across the country in the near future.  According to company sources, a large number of new stores are in the pipeline, and are in various stages of progress, right from the drawing board to brick and mortar. Very soon, places like Calabar, Abia, Enugu, Asaba, and many more cities across Nigeria will start experiencing world class shopping. Apart from new geographies, SPAR will also strengthen its presence in the existing cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

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