The opening was just a soft opening with the official opening taking place on Wednesday 19 August at 16:00.
Stocked to the roof with products to the value of N$28 million, 3000 additional product lines and a total retail area of more than 8 000m², this branch of Agra promises to be a prime shopping destination for farmers, builders as well as the general public.
Agra’s executive committee was the first to experience shopping at the new branch. “There is plenty of free parking, wide corridors between the shelves, a huge variety of products in a very neat, light and friendly shopping environment with twenty cashiers – a shopper’s feast!” These were the remarks of Abelene Boer, Agra’s Senior Manager Marketing, who enjoyed being one of the first shoppers at Agra Retail in the Agra Hyper centre.
The new branch offers new product lines such as electric ware and catering and house ware. Lots of new products have been added to existing product ranges such as the plumbing; garden; irrigation; pet care; camping and outdoor; hunting and slaughtering ranges. The shop also has a mixing station for paint, a variety of bicycles as well as the basic cycling tools. In the auto division, clients can choose from a larger variety of parts such as axles, wheels and tyres. The hunting and outdoor division also offers a wider variety of products for the outdoor enthusiast and hunter. Besides the usual products focusing on the needs of farmers and the wide variety of products available for housewives and the general public, this branch also caters for builders. The large outdoor area provides for space to stock on building material such as steel, window frames, doors and cement.
The establishment of this branch has created jobs for 150 Namibians. New employees at the shop have been receiving training in their respective positions over the course of the past month. Agra said that time from the soft opening on 20 July until the grand opening allows for all issues that might arise in the operations and service of the branch to be sorted out.
Clients at the Agra Hyper retail branch will enjoy the month-end specials, which will be available from 23 July at all branches. Agra is celebrating the opening of its branch together with various media and on its social media pages and website. On Friday, 24 July, a radio outside broadcast will be hosted by Channel 7 at Agra Hyper.
The Agra branch in the Auas Valley Shopping Mall will continue with its services to the farmers and the general public. Another facelift for this branch is also on the cards for the next phase of the upgrade to the Auas Valley Shopping Mall.