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Old May 18th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #181
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:03 AM   #182
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Stalemate on hypermarket
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The construction site of the proposed Carrefour hypermarket viewed from the Section 11 primary school.

SHAH ALAM: A long battle lies ahead for Kota Damansara residents who are against the development of a two-storey hypermarket in Section 11. A meeting between their representatives and the hypermarket operator failed to reach any amicable solution.


Roonie Liu (right) discussing the project with the residents and Carrefour’s representatives. Kota Damansara assemblyman Mohd Nasir Hashim (second from right) was also present.


The hypermarket project in Section 11, Kota Damansara is too close to the houses.
The two-hour meeting on Tuesday, at SUK building here and chaired by state executive councillor for local government and research Ronnie Liu, also saw a stop-work order against the project being extended indefinitely until the issue is resolved.

The meeting was supposed to find a solution acceptable to both parties but turned ugly when representatives from residents' association and Carrefour were at loggerheads, defending their stand.

It was the second meeting on the issue, with the first one held early this month.


The residents are concerned over the project as it was located in the middle of their residential scheme and was too close to a school.

They also said they were not consulted over the project and the developer had also failed to submit the development impact proposal report and social assessment impact report to justify the development of the project.

Carrefour Malaysia expansion and property director Sin Tiew Cheo, who was at the meeting, was adamant that the company should be allowed to go ahead with the project as the company had complied with all the regulations stipulated by the local authorities. He said the project had also obtained the approval of Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

Sin said the company had also given its undertaking to MBPJ that they would look into the social and road safety issues raised by the residents. "We have also submitted our proposed solutions to issues to MBPJ two weeks ago," he said.

Sin said for example, the company would not allow any cybercafes or video game arcades to be operated in the hypermarket, to allay residents' concerns.

However, Sin's explanation and assurance failed to get positive feedback from residents' representatives who argued over the rationale behind having another hypermarket in their area.

A resident Dali Sarda, of D' Villa Avenue, said one of the reasons why residents were against the project was because there were already other hypermarkets in Section 11.

"Is it sensible to build another hypermarket there? We already have a few in our neighbourhood. Our stand is for Carrefour to relocate its project elsewhere, and not smack in the middle of residential areas," he said.

He said the project was also located close to a school.

Another residents' representative also suggested that the state government find another site for the project and turn the current one into a non-commercial area.

Liu also questioned the feasibility of having a hypermarket in a residential area and near a school as it would cause noise pollution and traffic congestion.

"It also poses a safety hazard to the school children," he said.

Liu said since the two parties could not come to an agreement, he would seek the opinion of other state executive councillors before coming up with a decision.

"I do not guarantee anything but I will try," Liu said to the residents.

Liu also asked Carrefour to submit a proposal on measures to be taken to counter residents' argument. Sin, after the meeting, said the company was open to any option given by the state government.

"We are clear that the state government has the final say. I will get back to my top management on this and discuss it further," he said.

Kota Damansara assemblyman Mohd Nasir Hashim, who was also present during the meeting, said residents were adamant that the project should not proceed.

"If the people are unhappy, I am also unhappy. The Local Agenda 21 requires active participation of residents in development of an area. But, the company did not seek any feedback from the residents before deciding on the project," he said.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:06 AM   #183
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Carrefour ambil 500 pekerja OKU


SUBANG JAYA: Pasaraya Carrefour Malaysia dan Singapura mensasarkan sekurang-kurangnya lima peratus golongan kurang upaya (OKU) di negara ini iaitu sekitar 400 hingga 500 orang bekerja di syarikat itu.

Pengarah Urusan Carrefour Malaysia dan Singapura, Shafie Shamsuddin, berkata pihak syarikat ‘membuka pintu’ dengan menawarkan peluang golongan itu menjadi warga kerja syarikat.

Usaha itu katanya sebahagian daripada program tanggungjawab sosial korporat syarikat multinasional berkenaan.

Katanya, Carrefour kini mengkaji statistik OKU di seluruh negara dan mencari jalan bagaimana boleh membantu golongan berkenaan bekerja di rangkaian pasar raya besar itu.



carrefour the best!!!!!

Carrefour offers jobs to the disabled
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Shafie Shamsuddin (centre, kneeling) and Ras Adiba Radzi (second from right) of Carrefour mingling with the handicapped job applicants.

SUBANG JAYA: Carrefour Malaysia is helping the disabled by offering them various jobs that suit their skills and talent.

Recently, disabled people, some from other states, flocked to the hypermarket's branch in Subang Jaya to attend interviews.

Carrefour currently has 21 disabled people on its payroll and plans to hire more.

Carrefour Malaysia-Singapore managing director Shafie Shamsuddin said that by 2012, the company hoped to have between 300 and 400 disabled employees or about five per cent of the workforce.


"In Carrefour, we hire the people not because of their disability but because of their ability," he said.

He cited the example of an employee, Mat Jamil Ramli, who had become one of the highest paid graphic designers in the company despite his disability.

Shafie said Jamil, who is armless, utilised his feet to type and paint.

"We are proud to have him in our team," he said.

He said apart from job opportunities, Carrefour was also looking into providing free transportation to their disabled employees to ease their burden and hardship.

"We are planning to put some funds into our Carrefour foundation for the purchase of several disabled-friendly vans to transport them," he said.

Shafie also revealed that the company would also organise special training and development programmes for the disabled so that the group could further improve or learn new skills.

The hypermarket has also joined forces with non-governmental organisations like Perwira K-9, Malaysian Society for the Deaf, Independent Training Living Centre and others to organise such programmes.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 05:54 AM   #184
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Carrefour project may be relocated
BY ELAN PERUMAL


THERE is a high possibility that the proposed Carrefour hypermarket at Kota Damansara will be relocated to another site.

Selangor local government committee chairman Ronnie Liu has urged the hypermarket company to consider new options, including moving to another location.

Liu urged Carrefour to respect the views of the residents who were against the project due to its proximity to a primary school.

“I hope the company can come up with an alternative proposal so that the issue can be resolved,'' he said.

Liu said this during a meeting of representatives of the residents, Carrefour, Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and the Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS). Also present was Kota Damansara state assemblyman Dr Mohd Nasir Hashim

“We are open to all ideas,'' Carrefour representative Sin Tiew Cheo said. Nasir said he was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting and hoped that Carrefour would look for at an alternative site.

He said the proposed project was too close to a primary school and to a proposed secondary school project.

“We cannot allow hypermarkets to be located close to schools. Moreover, there are also flats in the area,'' Nasir said.

He pointed out that there was already a hypermarket at Tropicana City, only 10 minutes away from the Carrefour project site.
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2nd Tesco in Alor Star?

There were news that indicated that there will be a second Tesco (Tesco Extra perhaps) in Alor Star -- in Tanlop, the new Stargate City - just near the Alor Star Mall. Thus, I think you are quite right about the name: Tesco Mergong and not Tesco Alor Star for the 1st outlet; as the second outlet may be named Tesco Tanlop, Alor Star.


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Opened today for business; Tesco Mergong in Alor Star. Are they planning to open more in Alor Star? I mean, why it is named Mergong instead of Alor Star? They opened Tesco Kota Bharu, Tesco Ipoh etc.



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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #186
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Take a walk with TESCO
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Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Chris Bush (fourth from left) presenting a cheque to MAKNA founder and president Datuk Mohd Farid Ariffin (middle).-Pic by: Rosela Ismail

KUALA LUMPUR: Make a difference this July 27 by joining the Tesco Malaysia Walk For Life 2008 event at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa and help raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Tesco Malaysia chief executive officer Chris Bush said he hopes that everyone will take part in the walk, and do so for personal reasons.

"Some participants may be cancer survivors, while others may take part to honour the memory or to celebrate the lives of loved ones affected by cancer," he said after presenting a cheque for RM45,000 to the National Cancer Council (Makna).

"Millions of people are affected by cancer and we at Tesco are doing our part in helping to eradicate the disease. We are constantly doing out-reach programmes, organising road shows and cancer campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of cancer.


"But these are all small events, compared to the 'Walk For Life'," he said.

This is Tesco Malaysia's second fundraising event of 2008. The first earlier in the year in Penang which saw the participation of more than 200 Penangites, and helped raise RM45,000 for the Tesco Makna Research Fund For Life.

Makna founder and president Datuk Mohd Farid Ariffin said that there are thousands of cancer patients in Malaysia in need of the public's help.

"Most of them are from the lower income group and can't afford the medication or treatment. Some of them need at least RM30,000 a year for treatment."

Mohd Farid added that there have been recent positive developments in cancer research.

"Universiti Pertanian Malaysia recently produced an NDV vaccine for leukemia patients which has entered into pre-clinical trials. This is another breakthrough that has given us the motivation to work further.

He added that Makna is planning on building a Cancer Centre for the poor, which will cost more than RM60 million.

"We are looking at building the centre in Selangor. We are still in the planning stages and hope to raise funds for the development of the centre soon," he said.

Participants of the Tesco Malaysia Walk For Life 2008 fundraiser on July 27 are encouraged to help raise funds through a sponsorship card. Those who manage to raise a minimum of RM50 will receive a gift from Tesco.

For more information, contact any Tesco Hypermarket in the Klang Valley or Selangor.
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There were news that indicated that there will be a second Tesco (Tesco Extra perhaps) in Alor Star -- in Tanlop, the new Stargate City - just near the Alor Star Mall. Thus, I think you are quite right about the name: Tesco Mergong and not Tesco Alor Star for the 1st outlet; as the second outlet may be named Tesco Tanlop, Alor Star.
It's Tandop, not Tanlop. Anyway, no more Tescos. We need other big names like Jusco, Parkson or Carrefour.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #188
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Hypermarket brands a hit with the thrifty

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians shopping at hypermarkets are turning to house brands to cut costs.

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd marketing director Paul Morris said Tesco customers would have at least one house brand product among their purchases.

"We have seen the change in consumers' purchase from popular brands to house brand products since the price hikes," he said yesterday.

He said the hypermarket had spent a lot of time to develop its own brand of household products in the last 18 months.

They worked with suppliers, tested the products, audited their factories and went into consumers' kitchen where they blind-tested all products to ensure their house brands had the quality that customers demanded.

Morris said Tesco had some 2,200 house brand items that were 40 per cent cheaper than other brands.

"As a responsible social corporate body, we have put aside a substantial sum of money to ensure consumers get to buy products cheaper at our stores."

Morris said Tesco had also launched its "Fresh Market Price Pledge" to ensure fresh produce such as vegetables and fish were available at attractive prices.

Tesco's corporate and legal affairs director Azlam Shah Alias said their 21 hypermarkets had taken measures to control costs by reducing expenditure in certain areas, including marketing and advertising.

"We use energy saving bulbs and cover our refrigerators which has helped us to save 14 per cent of our energy cost."

In this week's seven-day fresh market promotions, consumers can enjoy discounted prices of food items which include large sea prawns at RM19.90 per kg compared to RM39.80 per kg previously; Beijing cabbage at RM1.85 per kg compared to RM2.59 previously and Cavendish banana at RM1.89 per kg compared to RM2.49.
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Giant, Citibank offer co-branded credit card


KUALA LUMPUR: Giant and Citibank have joined forces to offer consumers a co-branded credit card -- the Giant Citibank credit card -- in a move to help Malaysians get more out of their ringgit.

GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Tom Herriott said its Giant stores were serving over eight million Malaysians a month throughout the country.

“We expect many of them to sign up for this card, which makes it even cheaper to shop at Giant. We are targetting 50,000 cards for the first three months,” he said in a statement.

Herriott said Giant was continuously challenging itself to find new and innovative ways to offer consumers better deals.

“The Giant Citibank Credit Card is a result of this challenge. It demonstrates our commitment to deliver great value at the most cost efficient prices,” he added.

The key benefits of the card were a 2% rebate on all purchases made at Giant stores nationwide, and up to 1% rebate on all other everyday purchases outside Giant.

Further benefits include special member prices and discounts for cardholders. The rebates are over and above Giant’s already low everyday prices.

Other benefits of the Giant Citibank Credit Card include free annual fee for the first year, a 10% rebate for first spend, which was for applications made before July 15 and purchases made before Aug 31.

Thereafter, the cardholders would enjoy a 2% rebate on purchases in Giant, and up to 1% rebate on non-Giant purchases.

Citibank Bhd’s business director (cards and unsecured loans) Vipin Agrawal said with nearly 50% of its customers obtaining their groceries and essential items from supermarkets, the card offered real value and would benefit everyone.

For customers looking to get free groceries at Giant with everyday spend, this was an incentive for them to consolidate their spend into this new Giant Citibank Credit Card, he said.

“This will provide an avenue for a more efficient method of managing household expenses,” he added.

He also said the partnership was in line with Citibank's regional strategy of establishing and promoting co-branding partnerships with strong brands that have extensive customer following and market influence.
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Giant and Citibank launch credit card


KUALA LUMPUR: Giant and Citibank have joined forces to offer consumers a co-brand credit card - the Giant Citibank credit card - in a move to help Malaysians get more out of their ringgit.

GCH Retail (M) Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Tom Herriott said its Giant stores were serving over eight million Malaysians a month throughout the country.

“We expect many of them to sign up for this card, which makes it even cheaper to shop at Giant. We are targeting 50,000 cards for the first three months,” he said in a statement.

Herriott said Giant was continuously challenging itself to find new and innovative ways to offer consumers better deals.

The key benefits of the card are a 2% rebate on all purchases made at Giant stores nationwide, up to 1% rebate on all other everyday purchases outside Giant, and special member prices and discounts for cardholders.

Other benefits of the card include free annual fee for the first year.

Citibank Bhd business director, cards and unsecured loans, Vipin Agrawal, said with nearly 50% of its customers obtaining their groceries and essential items from supermarkets, the card offered real value and would benefit everyone.

For customers looking to get free groceries at Giant with everyday spend, this was an incentive for them to consolidate their spend into this new card, he said.
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Tesco laksana insentif kitar semula beg plastik


TESCO Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd melancarkan program ‘Tesco Green Clubcard Points’ yang menawarkan mata ganjaran kepada pemegang kad kesetiaannya dalam usaha mempromosikan inisiatif beli-belah secara mesra alam.

Ketua Pegawai Operasinya, David Hobbs, berkata usaha terbaru syarikat itu dijangka mampu membantu meningkatkan keahlian program Clubcard kepada dua juta orang menjelang akhir tahun ini daripada 1.4 juta ketika ini.

Katanya, program pertama seumpamanya itu yang diperkenalkan di negara ini menawarkan ganjaran kepada pelanggan yang membawa dan menggunakan semula beg plastik Tesco.



Beliau berkata, pelanggan yang menggunakan semula beg plastik syarikat pesaingnya juga berpeluang mendapatkan satu mata ganjaran Tesco Green Clubcard.

“Penyata Green Clubcard Points akan dihantar pada setiap suku tahun kepada ahlinya bagi membolehkan pelanggan melihat sendiri prestasi mereka dalam penjagaan alam sekitar.

“Menerusi program ini, kami akan memberi ganjaran kepada pelanggan kerana menggunakan semula beg plastik beli-belah mereka termasuk daripada syarikat pesaing.

“Ia bukan saja memberi ganjaran kepada pelanggan setia kami tetapi membantu mereka untuk bersama-sama menjaga alam sekitar,” katanya pada sidang media selepas pelancaran program itu di Ampang, Selangor, semalam.

Pelancaran disempurnakan Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar, Datuk Suboh Mohamad Yassin. Hadir sama Timbalan Yang Dipertua dan Setiausaha Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya, Abd Hamid Hussain.

Hobbs menambah, penggunaan Green Clubcard Points menyerupai kaedah yang biasa digunakan menerusi pemberian mata ganjaran Clubcard sedia ada Tesco.

Katanya, pendekatan terbaru itu dijangka mampu mengurangkan jumlah penggunaan beg plastik (penghasilan beg plastik menggunakan minyak) dan penghantarannya ke tempat pembuangan sampah.

Bagi membantu mengatasi masalah pemuliharaan alam sekitar, beliau berkata, syarikat sudah melabur RM2.2 juta dengan pelbagai inisiatif yang diperkenalkan.

“Sepanjang tiga bulan lalu, kami berjaya mengurangkan penggunaan tenaga sebanyak 9.5 peratus dan 11.5 peratus penggunaan air berbanding tempoh sama tahun lalu,” katanya sambil menambah Tesco juga merancang memperkenalkan pusat kitar semula di cawangannya di seluruh negara.

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Dispute over hypermarket goes to action council
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THE issue over the construction of a Carrefour hypermarket in Kota Damansara will be presented at the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) today before being tabled at the state exco meeting for endorsement.

The decision to present the merits and demerits of the case at MTES was made after nothing concrete came out of a recent meeting held between residents and the developer.

State Local Government Committee chairman Ronnie Liu had chaired the meeting at the state secretariat building in Shah Alam.

Besides residents and Carrefour’s representatives, also present were Kota Damansara assemblyman Dr Nasir Hashim, local government expert Derek Fernandez, and officers from the Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) urban planning and building departments.


All ears: Liu (right) listening to residents' grouses as they pointed out their concerns about traffic and noise.

“Carrefour had come up with an amended, new proposal for its construction,” said Liu .

“I ask for residents to study the proposal for a common point and consensus. Also, I hope to have the cooperation of everyone to give their views in a professional manner.”

Dr Nasir, reading from the last meeting’s minutes, told the audience that residents wanted Carrefour to relocate from its current site, as they are concerned over density, traffic, and safety once the building is up.

“If you come to our area, you will understand what we mean by observing the number of cars plying our road at the moment and the extra cars that will come in,” the residents told Liu.

They also cited fear of social problems, lamenting that pupils of SK Section 11 may be attracted to hang out at the hypermarket.

“We just want it to be relocated elsewhere, that’s all,” they said.

Carrefour Malaysia expansion and property director Sin Tiew Cheo said under the amended proposal, it was willing to reduce building size to reduce density, put up sound barriers and hoarding to reduce noise, and boost security at all its entrances.

“The minimum height of the barrier will be between 2.5m and 3m from the original ground level.

“We are also committed to increasing landscaping and a green-belt like boundary,” said Sin.

“We are also prepared to construct a pedestrian bridge and no cybercafes will be allowed inside our building,” he added.

Residents however pointed out that as sound travel upwards and the school sits on higher ground, even putting hoarding would not make a difference.

Meanwhile, the MBPJ had issued a stop-work order to the building’s construction and its progress status at the time was 15%.

The MBPJ confirmed that the developer had submitted a traffic impact study although residents claimed they were not consulted on it.

Liu said he had noted feedback and views from both parties and will first present the case to the MTES today.

“We need something more concrete before going up to the state exco meeting. However, rest assured all parties involved - residents representatives, developer, MBPJ, contractor, and landowner - will be called to attend the MTES meeting to be chaired by Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

“All facts and arguments will be decided in the exco meeting later,” concluded Liu.
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http://www.giant.com.my/new_mall.html

Interesting, the new Giant website, there's a list of new Giants or extension....

- Kota Damansara
- Tawau
- Tampoi (new wing)
- Putra Heights
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Hypermart does its bit for the environs
By FAZLEENA AZIZ


IN AN effort to help the environment, Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd launched the Tesco Green Clubcard Points, in which customers are rewarded with points for every carrier bag that they reuse while shopping.

For every bag reused at the hypermarket, customers will earn one point, which will be highlighted on the quarterly Clubcard statements.

Tesco Malaysia chief operating officer David Hobbs said their customers would be the first in the country to be financially rewarded for reusing bags.


All smiles: Suboh (centre) holding the Tesco Green Bags after launching the Tesco Green Clubcard Points at Tesco Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Looking on (from left) are Abdul Hamid and Hobbs.

“This move will mean Clubcard members will collect additional 'green' points on their purchases.

“We will not restrict the scheme to only our carrier bags but even our competitors'.

“We give out a staggering 177 million bags a year and we hope to reduce that number as well as cut down the amount going into the landfill waste sites.

“One of our goals in our community plan this year is to lead in tackling climate change.

“We have committed to reducing our carbon footprint intensity by 50% by 2020.


Saying it in style: Dancers promoting the Tesco Green Clubcard Points.

“We have also started simple initiatives like installing new energy saving lights at all of our new stores, putting covers on our freezers that reduce energy, installing motion sensor lights, making refrigerators energy efficient and introducing the reusable 'Bag for Life'.

“Some RM2.2mil have been invested and I am delighted our efforts have had an impact.

“In the last three months, we have managed to reduce our energy consumption by 9.5% compared with last year and our water consumption by 11.5%,” said Hobbs.

He also said there were 1.4 million Clubcard customers and the number was expected to increase up to two million by the end of the year.

This month, Tesco will follow up with an introduction of more environmentally-friendly degradable bags.

The plastic bags will start to deteriorate in 60 days and leave no harmful residues.

The Green Clubcard Points was launched by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry secretary-general Datuk Suboh Mohamad Yassin at Tesco Ampang.

Suboh said the effort taken by Tesco should be emulated by other organisations.

“This is an exemplary corporate social responsibility undertaken to tackle the problem of climate change and global warming.

“As one of the problems with waste is plastic, this will help people to be more responsible,” he said.

Suboh said it was up to everyone to do their bit to mitigate the present environmental situation.

Also present at the launch was Ampang Jaya Muncipal Council deputy president Abdul Hamid Hussain and Asst Supt Paul Henry from the Ampang Jaya district police station.
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The Biggest Tesco In malaysia Opened in Plentong, JB

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Tesco: Shopping habits changing
By ZAZALI MUSA


JOHOR BARU: Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd says the surge in the prices of fuel and goods has changed the shopping habits of Malaysian consumers.

Chief executive officer Chris Bush said most consumers now preferred to shop at outlets closest to their homes or offices to save on fuel.

He said consumers also preferred to shop where they could get almost everything under one roof, whether products or services, instead of going from one place to another like before.

“Consumers are becoming more price-sensitive and only go for goods that give them value for their money,” Bush said at the opening of the seventh Tesco Extra store in Plentong yesterday.

The store is one of eight former Makro Cash & Carry stores that Tesco took over last year.

Bush said the previous Makro Plentong store was demolished and Tesco spent RM80mil on the new outlet while six other Tesco Extra stores were refurbished from existing Makro stores.

He said the 25,000 sq ft Tesco Extra Plentong – comprising 10,000 sq ft hypermarket and 15,000 sq ft mall – was the biggest Tesco store in the country.

Bush said the company was currently building six Tesco hypermarkets – in Bukit Indah and Desa Tebrau in Johor, Klang and Semenyih in Selangor, Ipoh and Kampar in Perak – and one Tesco Extra in Prai, Penang.

Marketing director Paul Morris said 25% of the products in Tesco Extra were for small businesses and the balance for regular customers.

He said the hike in prices of goods had also resulted in higher demand for fresh products such as vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood as many people now cooked at home.

“Customer feedback shows they are spending more on fresh products and cutting down on non-food items,” said Morris.

He said Tesco's in-house brand was becoming more popular with shoppers as the products were as good as other leading brands.

Morris said brand loyalty was no longer an issue, except for cosmetics and skincare products, as more consumers were going for generic brand goods that were equally good in terms of quality but low in pricing.
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I am confused, 25000 sq ft or sq m? This is because realistically, the count in sq ft makes it look small...
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Tesco comes to Plentong
THE new Tesco Extra store in Plentong opened its doors last week at the site of a former hypermarket that was a major industry player in the 1990s.


BIG HIT: The new Tesco Plentong was crowded when it first opened its doors last week.
The old building was demolished to make way for the new entity.

With over 15,000 square metres of space and 1,700 products, it is the largest Tesco store in the country.

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Chris Bush said they decided to adopt the "demolish and rebuild" approach to give the best to their customers.


"As the old building did not match our requirements, we decided to demolish it, and we will use the same approach for our next store in Seberang Prai, Penang."

Bush said both the family and small business needs would be catered to by having bigger product packs, special trolleys and checkout counters, loading services and a dedicated business development team to support business owners.

Small-and-medium industries (SMEs) are also given room to flourish, as the new Plentong outlet has 125 kiosks, a food court and bazaar lots for rental.

"We have a dedicated aisle for all the local food produced by the SMEs, and we have quite a number from Johor itself."

Bush said they are excited about the opening because now, Tesco has the chance to serve the community by providing quality service.

Tesco will open another store in Bukit Indah within a year, as part of its business expansion plan.
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