Big move

Trimart Supermarkets has announced that it will

be closing its flagship Haggatt Hall branch by the end

of February and will be relocating to new premises

owned by parent company ANSA McAL

Barbados Ltd.

In a Press release, chief executive officer and

president of ANSA McAL Barbados, Nicholas Mouttet,

explained: “What we are actually doing is reinvesting

millions of dollars in Barbados by building a worldclass

supermarket on one of our own properties.

However, we need to complete the approval process

before announcing further details of the new location

and when it will be up and running.

“There will be some downtime when we will be

constructing and outfitting this new store but we now

have to vacate Haggatt Hall by the end of February

and that means regrettably that we will have to

release our staff at that branch until the new area

is completed.”

The workers who are currently employed at

the Haggatt Hall location will be displaced by its

temporary closure and it is expected that many of

them will be rehired when the new state-of-the-art

supermarket reopens.

The company will be offering career counselling

and retooling sessions to those employees who

may wish to move on before

that happens.

Managing director of Trimart

Supermarkets Geoffrey Evelyn

explained: “I have been speaking

to our suppliers to assure them

that this is only temporary and for

Haggatt Hall only. We will wrap up

any outstanding business with them,

all remaining transactions will be

honoured and our other locations

will continue to operate because

we will certainly be working

with these suppliers in the very

near future.

“In the meantime, customers

are being encouraged to use one of

the other Trimart Supermarkets at

Mile And A Quarter, Rendezvous

and St Martins.

In clarifying the move at

this time, Mouttet, who is also

chairman of Trimart, emphasized:

“We have every confidence in the

business and intend to remain in

the retail grocery business but it is

time to take it to another level.”


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