Tejuosho ultra modern mall gets facelift with SPAR unveiling
Tejuosho Ultra-Modern Shopping Center has received a lifeline with the launch of SPAR Nigeria on its premises on Friday, last week.
The new hypermarket store in Tejuosho brings to six the number of stores opened by SPAR Nigeria in Lagos and twelve stores across the country. It is also the first modern shopping mall in the entire complex located in the heart of Yaba.
The ultra-modern shopping centre that occupies over 25,000sqm of land with over 1,692 shops on four floors was opened to the public in 2012. Unlike the old market that it replaced the ultra-modern shopping centre boasts of a parking space that can contain about 800 vehicles, two ramps to assist the physically challenged, crèche for mothers and 40 convenience areas.
Edward Stevenson, the general manager of the market said there are spaces for banks. Plans are also in gear to establish a radio station, a cinema, and a food court.
John Goldsmith told BusinessDay that the new Tejuosho market aligns with SPAR Nigeria’s vision to bring the very best of retail experiences to millions of Nigerians across the country.
“Nigeria is arguably the largest economy in Africa. She is also the country with the highest human capital and labour force within the continent,” Goldsmith said. “Global brands and businesses need the right market for their various goods and services, especially in the FMCG category and Nigeria possesses this unique quality.
“We continue to expand here because our interest goes beyond profit to job creation and SMEs support. We have loyal shoppers who are passionate about quality, service delivery and brand-shoppers interaction.”
Babatunde Oke, Group Chief of Finance for Tejuosho Market noted that the coming of a brand like SPAR Nigeria to the ultra-moder shopping centre that modern retailers are beginning to recognise the potential.
“We are proud to be associated with SPAR as a super-brand and lifting up this market. It has been very encouraging seeing things like this. You can see that a retail market like this is going to transform the shopping attitude of people in this area and far from this area. We hope that the whole Tejuosho market gets a facelift where people can get what they want in one place.
“We are trying to work on our car park so that it is easily accessible and we are also trying to beef up security to make people feel safe when they come in here to shop,” Oke said.
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