Hubmart Unveils New Outlet, Pledges to Fight Poverty


Gboyega Akinsanmi

An indigenous retail shopping giant, Hubmart Stores Limited has reeled out its strategic vision, which emphasises education, public health, poverty eradication and community service above profit-making.

The retail company, which unveiled its third outlet in Lagos State recently, disclosed that it has employed over 200 young Nigerians in the last three years it started business operations in the country.

The firm’s Managing Director, Mr. Murat Bekhtaslar explained Hubmart’s strategic vision at the inauguration of Lekki outlet, noting that least 54 persons were employed in its Lekki outlet alone.

However, the managing director noted that the retail firm employed more than 150 persons when it opened its Ikeja retail outlet and over 54 Nigerians when it opened the Lekki outlet for public patronage.

Beyond profit-making, the managing director said Hubmart “believes in giving back to our local communities. To this aim, we will be engaging in corporate social responsibility activities across education, health, poverty eradication and community empowerment spaces.

“For our consumers and customers, we will ensure that all Hubmart products are handled in accordance with the highest quality and safety standards. We will also ensure that all our products are ethically sourced.”

At Hubmart, Bekhtaslar said: “We believe we are the ultimate service provider to our customers. Our customers are utmost in our minds in whatever we do. Our brand intends to open other outlets within the Lekki axis and three more malls before the years runs out.”

Murat explained the economic importance of Hubmart’s activities and its contribution to economic growth, saying each outlet “increased the number of people gainfully employed and the number of vendors within our system and the number of people who offer support services.
“The multiplication effect of this definitely impacts positively on the earnings of our people and in turn economic growth,” the managing director explained.

He added that in the new outlet, Hubmart “has placed emphasis on equipment, products, and its principal goal of delivering fresh products to its consumers. We are convinced that we are the leaders in fresh products as we leave no stone unturned technologically and otherwise to ensure our products get to our customers fresh.

“We acknowledge that every brand has a choice and every choice has an attraction point. At Hubmart, we try to incorporate everyone into what we do and consistently evolve with the yearnings of our customers and consumers in our bid to be the leading retail shop in Nigeria.”

Also at the inauguration, Hubmart’s Vice president, Mr. Cheng Fuller said all the customers had to do was to walk into any of the Hubmart stores in Victoria Island, Ikeja and Lekki and get basic household items.

“Customers can select items according to their budget from the available items and get them packaged and delivered to whoever they wanted within Lagos. We have come up with this initiative to serve our customers better.”
The vice president noted that this initiative “is born with Hubmart’s desire spread the message of love in line with its commitment to serve.”