The Giftland Mall has added the FoodMaxx Supermarket to its portfolio. The superstore, located on the bottom floor of the Giftland Mall, Plantation Pattensen, Turkeyen, features a number of local produce on sale including cuts of meat and healthy meals prepared daily. It was officially opened on Sunday December 10. The $1B supermarket, currently employs over 100 persons, and when fully operational, some 300 will be employed.
Delivering the feature address was Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who congratulated the Beepat family on showcasing their confidence in the local economy. “Roy Beepat has bought to Guyana something that is new, innovative, something that has put us now in a different standard of integrated business, and for that, he deserves appreciation for his confidence and for his business acumen”, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said.
Addressing the subject of local content, Prime Minister noted that when Beepat shared the idea with him of providing a local market for local produce, he thought “of a businessman that not only thinks about doing suitcase training.” He further explained that, “Too many people are busy importing rather than creating a market for local producers… and we have to constantly advertise ourselves.” The Prime Minister described local as good and stimulates in Guyanese a sense of who we are.
Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin said the Giftland Mall is a perfect example of “Investors’ confidence in the economy,” and encouraged Guyanese to consume more local products, thereby creating a demand on the market.