By MALUM NALU
TOMORROW is a red-letter day for CPL Group as it opens its newly-refurbished City Pharmacy store in Waigani Drive and a new store, Stop N Shop Express, at Airways Hotel.
“The newly-renovated City Pharmacy store in Waigani had undergone a top-to-bottom makeover and has a more customer-friendly layout,” CPL marketing manager Prue Go said.
|The newly-renovated City Pharmacy store in Waigani|
“It will have the basic grocery items as well as the health and beauty items of City Pharmacy.”
The CPL group, Papua New Guinea’s largest retailing network, plans to open the biggest supermarket set-up by far in the country between November and December this year at the site at the former Port Moresby Transport yard, just next to CPL’s Waigani Central Stop N Shop supermarket.
To its credit, CPL Group has now established six strong retail brands namely City Pharmacy, Stop N Shop, Hardware Haus, Boncafe, HomeMaker and Paradise Cinema.
As of 2011, the CPL Group had a combined retail operations of 56 stores nationwide and employed over 2,000 staff of which 95% were Papua New Guineans.
Its retail network spans health and beauty chains, grocery, hardware stores, coffee shops and multiplex cinema.