This Day (Lagos)

30 June 2014

Nigeria: Shoprite Opens Its 10th Retail Store in Ibadan

Shoprite, one of the largest retail shops in Nigeria, has extended its business to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as it opens its 10th retail shop in the country

For three days, Shoprite kept the city in busy mood with lots of activities that attracted traffic to its newly launched retail shop in Ibadan.

Unlike its previous store openings in other parts of the country, the management of Shoprite was able to put together a series of activities to educate and entertain the people of Ibadan.

A fun race which had over 300 registered participants running a 4km distance within the metropolis ended with so much excitement as the winners were rewarded with shopping vouchers worth N120,000.

There was also the free breast cancer screening which saw about 50 women go through the CT scanner as well as complimentary products being handed out by Shoprite and a number of its suppliers.

The event played host to a number of dignitaries from the state who were guided round the store which is situated at the newly constructed Palms Shopping Mall on ring road, Ibadan. The doors were finally opened to the general public on Thursday 19th of June 2014 and would offer customers an extensive range of quality products.

The Ibadan Shoprite Store Manager, Mr Fatai Oshungboye, said: "The new 4,754 square meter aspirational store has a clean, modern feel and offers the excitement of buying everyday household items at cheap prices in a convenient environment."

Over 60 per cent of the products to be sold in the store are from local suppliers, an indication that the presence of Shoprite in the city has added positively to the socio-economic growth of the state.

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