Su­per J Su­per­mar­kets at La Clery and New Dock Clos­ing for Ren­o­va­tions

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Multi-mil­lion dol­lar im­prove­ments to be un­der­taken at Su­per J La Clery (Castries) and Su­per J New Dock (Vieux Fort) mean that both es­tab­lish­ments will be closed for ren­o­va­tions from July 2 to 24, 2015. The stores are be­ing re­mod­elled and the three week clo­sure is nec­es­sary to ac­cel­er­ate the pace of ren­o­va­tions. When com­pleted, these lo­ca­tions will fea­ture new ser­vices, of­fer­ings and equip­ment, as well as im­proved lay­out to en­hance the over­all shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence and com­fort of cus­tomers.

The re­mod­elling of the two stores will cost in ex­cess of EC $5 mil­lion. CFL’s Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Martin Dorville, says this is part of a planned pro­gramme of up­grades across CFL stores over the next three years. This, he adds, is part of the strat­egy by the com­pany’s share­hold­ers to con­tinue to in­vest in the lo­cal econ­omy and will ad­dress cus­tomer re­quests for ad­di­tional ser­vices and ameni­ties.

“It is im­por­tant that we re­main com­pet­i­tive in the mar­ket and fo­cus on en­hanc­ing our stores with fea­tures ap­pro­pri­ate to the chang­ing face of re­tail and evolv­ing cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions. We will con­tinue to be re­spon­sive to our cus­tomers’ needs, in­vest in our stores and our team, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously sup­port­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity and char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions,” Mr. Dorville said.

CFL’s Head of Oper­a­tions, Jan­ice Ed­wards Lionel, is co­or­di­nat­ing the re­model pro­ject. She as­sures cus­tomers that plans are al­ready in place to min­imise any in­con­ve­nience as a re­sult of the clo­sure.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate our cus­tomers’ pa­tience dur­ing the pe­riod of clo­sure and apol­o­gize for any in­con­ve­nience which this may cause. All other Su­per J lo­ca­tions will be open, stocked and ready to serve our val­ued cus­tomers. Our La Tour­ney Store in Vieux Fort is be­ing prepped to han­dle the ad­di­tional traf­fic ex­pected from New Dock and a free shut­tle ser­vice will also be op­er­at­ing dur­ing the pe­riod to take cus­tomers to and from La Tour­ney,” ex­plained Mrs. Lionel.

Grand re-open­ings of Su­per J New Dock and Su­per J La Clery are sched­uled to celebrate the up­grades at both stores. Su­per J New Dock will re­open on July 23, while Su­per J La Clery’s open­ing is carded for July 24.

As of Jan­uary 1, 2014 the Massy group of com­pa­nies be­came the ma­jor­ity share­holder of CFL which is the op­er­at­ing en­tity for CFL re­tail stores (Su­per J IGA Su­per­mar­kets, Mega J and glfood­mar­ket). Massy Stores owns 60 per­cent of CFL’s shares, the JQ Charles Group owns 30 per­cent, while over 200 of the com­pany’s staff own the ad­di­tional ten per­cent.

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