City Mart Holding Company Limited (CMHL) held a “Customer Appreciation Night” over the weekend as part of the retailer’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, the company said in a statement.
With the theme of “Bringing Smiles to Millions in Myanmar”, the event also marked the opening ceremony of 4th and latest Marketplace by City Mart Supermarket (6.5 mile branch).
The event was graced by VIPs, special guests, the retailer’s valued customers as well as A-list celebrities and respected members of the press. Amongst the celebrities in attendance were: Phway Phway, Awn Seng, M Seng Lu, HlwanPaing, Bobby Soxer and Ariel Thuta. Guests were treated to a scrumptious buffet menu specifically prepared with the freshest produce from marketplace as well as dishes from the F&B vendors at the centre.
The story of City Mart began as a single supermarket at Aung San Stadium in downtown Yangon and from its humble beginnings to the present day, the success of CMHL is directly related to and is dependent on its valued customers. Today, CMHL group has grown to be Myanmar’s leading & largest retailer operating in multiple formats of retail businesses including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, bookstores, health & beauty stores, baby & maternity specialty stores as well as a café and bakery, the statement said.
Currently, there are over 180 branches operating under the City Mart Holding Company Limited across Myanmar and many others planned to be opened in coming years. In her speech during the opening ceremony, Daw Win Win Tint, CEO of CMHL said “The main reason of our existence in the past 20 years is our customers, employees and our business partners who have supportively held our hands as we journeyed through good and bad times”.
After the pomp and grandeur of the anniversary launch, Daw Win Win Tint together with Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet officially launched the opening of the group’s 4th and latest Marketplace by City Mart Supermarket (6.5 mile branch) by unveiling Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)activities. As part of their scaling for good plan, under their CSR Foundation – the City Love & Hope Foundation, there will be permanent fixtures at the centre which will feature:
1) Worn Clothes Collection Centre: where shoppers and members of the public can drop off their gently worn clothes that are already sorted and still in good condition which will then be distributed to the Eden Centre for Disabled Children and/or other suitable charity organizations.
2) Social Enterprise Kiosks: 2 permanent kiosks for social enterprises with positive impact for Myanmar and her people (the social enterprises can contact the CSR Team for more information regarding participation).
3) Artist Corner: A curation of art pieces from Myanmar artists will also be on display and sales at the centre and profit of the sales proceeds will be channelled to the Eden Centre for Disabled Children and/or other suitable charity organizations to help them start self-sustainable projects.
4) Weekend Bazaar: the on-going Weekend Bazaar which is being held once a month at Marketplace by City Mart Supermarket (Golden Valley Branch) and Ocean Supercentre (Shwe Gone Daing Branch) since 2014 will also be held at Marketplace by City Mart Supermarket (6.5mile branch).
The night ended with special performances by the Left N Right Band as well as a spectacular Chin Lone Performance by Traditional Chin Lone Professional May Phoo Han. Guests brought home a bottle of personalized wine to commemorate the event.