Standard officially opens new flagship store at MQI Complex, Wildey
The opening of a new flagship store for leading retail home appliance, electronics and furniture company, Standard Distributors (Barbados) Ltd. demonstrates its continued commitment to Barbados and faith that the economic climate here will improve.
This from Chief Executive Officer of Standard Distributors, Katrina Newton as Standard officially opened their flagship over the weekend at the MQI Complex, in Wildey, St. Michael.
In her remarks, the Standard CEO also took time to describe some of the new store’s features.
“We’ve added new lines in every department especially in our furniture department where our customers will be able to experience an even more extensive range of products that will suit their taste and budget.” The flagship store will also be opening seven days a week, making it more convenient for customers to shop.
“The Barbadian consumer is expecting, indeed demanding, a higher level of merchandising and product presentation ?along with an enhanced customer experience and that’s what our new store offers,” Ms. Newton said.
“We made a commitment to retain our employees after the closure of Haggatt Hall by redeploying them temporarily to our Meadow Road Bargain Centre. Our customers can, therefore, look forward to seeing the familiar faces they’ve grown to know so well,” the Standard CEO explained.
An exciting and innovative feature of the new location, which employs 12 employees, is the Frigidaire model kitchen. “Customers can look forward to regular interactive cooking sessions in which our Frigidaire range of products will be demonstrated,” Ms. Newton said.
The innovations and contemporary design which customers will experience in the store at the MQI Complex will eventually be rolled out in the Tudor Street store.
Standard Distributors, which has been operating in Barbados for 55 years, is a member of the ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. group of companies. In his remarks President and CEO of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd., Nicholas Mouttet emphasized that ANSA McAL was committed to Barbados. “We continue to re-invest our profits into our nine subsidiaries in Barbados including Standard. We are also looking forward to other major renovations and reinvigoration of our plant across the group so that our customers experience the very best of what we have to offer,” Mr. Mouttet said.