Meena Bazar launches mobile store for Gulshan-Banani


The mobile store sells basic groceries as well as fresh vegetables and fruits

Meena Bazar, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, launched its second mobile store on Tuesday for customers in the capital’s Gulshan-Banani area.

The mobile store will sell basic groceries as well as fresh vegetables and fruits.

It’s serving customers close to home at a reasonable price, without having to pay value added tax (VAT) on their purchases.

The first mobile store was launched on April 29 in Dhanmondi.

After receiving a positive response from consumers, the second was introduced in the Gulshan-Banani area, authorities at the supermarket chain said.

The initiative aims to make life easier for people looking to shop near their doorstep while the city, like the rest of the country, remains closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Customers prefer the mobile store to purchase hygiene products, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

“This is a service to the community of Meena Bazar. Considering the inconvenience for people in the midst of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched the mobile store to bring our service to people’s doors so they don’t have to go anywhere to buy essentials, ”Meena Bazar CEO Shaheen Khan told Dhaka Tribune.

The mobile store offers basic groceries, including puffed rice, lentils, and cooking oil. Fresh vegetables and fruits are also available at reasonable prices, Shaheen adds.

“As it is closer to homes and more convenient, we are getting a good response from consumers,” he added.

Private service incumbent Jahangir Alom, a buyer from Banani (in front of Star Kabab), said “I am comfortable shopping here due to their strict application of hygiene standards, product varieties and discount cards “.

Another customer said: “The shop is hygienic and we don’t have to pay VAT either. “

Mesbah Uddin, a sales manager at Meena Bazar mobile store, said: “We have 38 basic grocery items including rice, lentils, fresh vegetables and fruits, cooking oil. We will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Place and time

To cover more people in the capital’s Gulshan 2 and Banani area, the mobile store will run at five points per day at designated times.

The van will make its first stop at Banani Road 27 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

Banani Road 17 (in front of Star Kabab Banani Road) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Gulshan 2, route 35 (in front of AllCC – on the Gulshan Lab Aid route) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Gulshan 2, route 112 (near Manarat school on the same road as Izumi restaurant) from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Gulshan 2, route 27 (near Gloria Jeans cafe) – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meena Bazar is one of the largest retail supermarket chains in the country, which started its journey in 2002 and operates in the Dhaka and Chittagong divisions.

Currently, the supermarket has 16 points of sale.

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