Makro arrives in Lahore

After its recent Karachi launch, the first wholesale supermarket chain of its kind in Pakistan, MAKRO, opens its doors to customers in Lahore. Their first store in the city opened yesterday at Ravi Road, where interestingly I’ve never been to.

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MAKRO is a Dutch chain of large-scale wholesale supermarkets having a strong presence in many countries around the world. In Pakistan, it entered the market as a joint venture between its parent company SVH and one of the biggest business establishments of the country, the House of Habib to launch as Makro Habib Pakistan Limited.

I long to visit the place myself. It would be great if someone could have a round and send us some live pics of it.

9 Comments so far

  1. ADIL (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 10:22 am

    hi
    I have experienced these MAKRO malls here in Malaysia — i think its a good news if we have such superstores in Pakistan too…

    regards
    adil


  2. Bulla (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    Of all the places in Lahore, why Ravi Road? :S


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

    Bulla: Makro is focussing more on wholesalers and middlemen who may be located nearer to Ravi Road than to Gulberg..


  4. AudibleSilence (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    Hasan thanks for sharing some positive news..why dunt u visit ravi road and show us wht else is there.


  5. suh (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    becuase that is the area where most people will use it,

    makro is not a superstore, its a wholesale store selling goods for groccery stores.
    and there are way more grocery stores in old lahore, most of the grocery stores in newer lahore are big utility stores who get there goods direct from manufacters.


  6. M.TAHER QAYYUM (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 1:59 pm

    CONGRATULATION FOR OPEN MAKRO STORE IN LAHORE

    IT IS VERY GOOD

    BUTT WE CAN NOT ENTER IN THIS STORE W/O REGISTRATION I AM NOT A BUSNESSMAN I AMJ A SALARY PERSON I WANT TO PURCHASE HOME ITEMS FRO YOUR STORE LIKE MEAT CHICKEN VEGITAGBLE OIL ETC.
    BUT I CAN NOT ENTER IN YOUR STORE BECAUSE I HAVE NOT NTN OF BANK STATEMENT A YOU REQUIRED KINDLY MAKE IT EASY FOR COMMON MAN

    THERE MANY MANY PEOPLES WHO WANT TO PURCHASE TEIR HOME ITEMS FROM YOUR STORE BUT THEY CAN NOT ENTER

    PLEASE MAKE IT EASY TO EASY FOR COMMON MAN & FAMILIES THAK YOU VERY MUCH


  7. AUN MUHAMMAD (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    VERY GOOD STORE.
    BUT NEGATIVE POINT IS ONLY BUSINESSMEN CAN PURCHASE FROM THIS STORE.


  8. suh (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 3:42 am

    please use logic. this store is for busines owners only who buy stock from there, not for home use, have you ever seen a wholesaler open for public, if they were open for public then who would go to grocery stores for shopping.


  9. Bulla (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    They’re open for families on Sundays…

    @SUH: Logic? The logic says that they should let everyone in to kill all the mom ‘n pops stores! Isn’t that what Walmart, Costco, Geant etc. do?



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