has officially unveiled its 10th store in one of Nigeria’s tourism destinations, Calabar in a spectacular ceremony that recorded the highest number of shoppers in any store launch in Nigeria.
The Hypermarket, which operates the largest chain of stores in Nigeria, was unveiled last Wednesday with as unprecedented number of eager shoppers came from around the state to witness the event.
A former Minister of Tourism, Chief Edem Duke chaired the ceremony with the cutting of the Ribbon amidst traditional dance performances and other side attractions.
Declaring the Hypermarket officially open, Duke congratulated SPAR management for investing in Cross River, saying the Hypermarket would enhance development in the State.
Also in attendance were a former Cross River State Commissioner for Sports and CEO of Hit FM Patrick Ugbe; media personalities and the Children of Access Schools, Calabar.
The Brand’s spokesperson, Mr. John Goldsmith said: “SPAR is the Hypermarket for all Nigerians irrespective of socio-economic differences. Our outlets are carefully controlled to offer the most competitive prices on fasting moving consumer goods and other items required to make life comfortable.
“Over 50,000 shoppers were present at the store today. At some point shoppers had to be ushered in batches to manage the deluge entering the store.”
In commemoration of the Calabar launch, SPAR is offering all its shoppers an opportunity to win spectacular gifts. On any purchase of N2,500 and above, shoppers will get instant gifts ranging from electronic devices to edible goods.
With over 5000 sq. metres in retail space, SPAR Calabar is presently the largest outlet in Nigeria. The Hypermarket now boasts of over 34,000 sq. metres of retail space in the Country. The new Hypermarket, like other outlets offers an array of products, ranging from grocery, bakery, butchery, fruits and vegetables, hot meals, wine and spirits, fast moving consumer goods, consumer electronics, large and small home appliances, Mobile Phones, Laptops and Tablets, perfumes, Watches and Jewellery.
SPAR is franchised by Artee Group’s Park and Shop for Nigerian operations and is presently located in Victoria Island, Lekki, Maryland Ikeja, MMA2, Abuja Wuse II, Port Harcourt and Calabar.