New GSC retail shop opens at Unity Building | 24 September 2020
Meyer Marse, situated on the ground floor of block B, Unity Building, is the new Meat & Deli outlet opened yesterday by the Global Supply Centre (PTY) LTD.
The retail outlet is the third in line by the specialised wholesale company, after the opening of two Chop Shop Meat & Deli outlets – one in Grosvenor House at Pointe Larue opposite the Seychelles International Airport’s cargo terminal and the other in the heart of Anse Royale opposite the district market.
According to Meyer Marse’s shop supervisor, Gretelle Jeannie, all items sold at this new outlet are cheaper than in all of the other outlets managed by GSC, including in some other local shops in the country, hence the name Meyer Marse (meaning ‘cheaper’).
She said that the shop, which sells ‘top quality’ products, is targeting the lower income earners.
“When we started, we concentrated on the middle and upper income earners. So we thought that we should also concentrate on the lower income group where they get products at a budgeted price,” she said.
Ms Jeannie added that though selling much of the same products than the other outlets, the prices of products at the new Meat & Deli outlet are much cheaper compared to the other two Chop Shop Meat & Deli outlets, including at GSC, which are more expensive.
She said the prices of products at the other outlets are based on the atmosphere of their interior and color designs, including space, which are expensive and therefore adds additional costs to products.
“In business if you are colourful you have to charge accordingly, but here at Meyer Marse we are not concentrating too much on interior or colourful things but only on the price. In view of the current situation in the country, 5 to 10% less is a great saving for low income customers,” she said, noting that Meyer Marse is less spacious than the two other outlets.
On sale in the shop is a large variety of meat cuts and seafood products, including processed products like sausages, ham, bacon, cheese, yogurt, milk, soft drinks, juices and different snacks. Also on sale are a variety of basmati rice, canned products, pasta and noodles, pastries and a range of toiletry items and cleaning products.
Ms Jeannie noted that fresh fruits and vegetables, including alcohol, which were not available yesterday for the opening, will be on sale as from next week.
The shop opens Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm and on Sundays from 9am to 8pm.
She said the opening and closing hours will allow customers to enjoy early and late shopping.
Customers will also have the possibility to buy products in bulk.
When contacted late in the afternoon, Ms Jeannie claimed that they had quite a satisfactory number of customers who visited the shop and with positive comments on the prices of the products.
She said that they expect more customers in the coming days when the shop becomes more popular.
The accompanying photos taken by our photographer Louis Toussaint show some highlights of the newly opened outlet.