MegaMart, the brain child of Jamaican businessman Gassan Azan (Jr.), revolutionized the landscape of retail shopping in Jamaica with the opening of its first outlet in Portmore, St. Catherine on September 1, 1999. Prior to that, shopping was a one dimensional experience. With the advent of the 75, 000 square foot store, shopping in a single location suddenly became multifaceted with grocery, bakery, haberdashery, clothing, electronics, liquor, food court and a pharmacy all under one roof. In essence, MegaMart was a one stop shopping experience, coupled with the convenience of shopping until 10 pm seven days per week, another first in the local retail market.
Originally conceptualized as a membership club, it should be noted that MegaMart is no longer limited to members. All persons are welcome to enjoy the unique shopping experience.
With the success of the Portmore location, a second store was opened in Kingston on December 7, 2003. MegaMart Waterloo provided shoppers with 73,000 square feet of shopping convenience. It was only a natural progression for the operation to be expanded to Montego Bay, with the opening of that store on December 7, 2007. This location is the largest of the 3, boasting 100,000 square feet. Like its sister stores, MegaMart Montego Bay also provides a similar shopping experience for our clientele based in the Western region of the island. The newest addition to the MegaMart Group is the Mandeville location, situated at Lot 2, Bloomfield, Manchester. This store was officially opened on February 27, 2013 and boasts a new interior design with 80,000 square feet and offers a great shopping experience for Central Jamaica.
To provide customers with even greater convenience, all the MegaMart locations have Bank of Nova Scotia ABM machines, Bill Express outlets to facilitate bill payments, Supreme Ventures gaming outlets, as well as Western Union and telecommunications services.
The company provides employment for over one thousand (1,000) persons. The Board of Directors comprises five (5) persons including CEO Gassan Azan Jr., who also serves as chairman.
MegaMart places great emphasis on customer service, cleanliness and adequate inventory. Staff are trained to ensure that their respective departments are fully stocked at all times with a wide variety of goods, and that high service standards are maintained.
As a market leader that has changed retail shopping, MegaMart prides itself on maintaining ‘first world’ standards. Customers must leave our stores feeling that they have had a rewarding experience. Although the brand has made tremendous strides, the owners and staff are always seeking ways to further improve the shopping experience, as continued customer satisfaction is the priority.