Transmart Carrefour Indonesia to open convenience stores

Date : 23 July 2018

Transmart Carrefour partners with Indonesian Mosque Council to open up to 300 stores.

Convenience stores located in mosque districts

Trans Retail Indonesia, the operator of Transmart Carrefour hypermarkets, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian Mosque Council (Dewan Masjid Indonesia, DMI) to launch up to 300 convenience stores.  

These stores, with a maximum size of 250 sq m, will operate in selected mosque districts. The stores will be located in Jakarta, Sukabumi, Bandung, Bekasi and Depok, as well as other provincial centres.

Under the agreement, Trans Retail Indonesia will supply and stock the stores while DMI will look after operations and retail infrastructure. Trans Retail Indonesia will also share its retail experience in areas such as merchandising, purchasing and logistics. Revenues from this partnership will be split evenly between both parties.

Providing different facilities to remain competitive

Although these stores will compete with existing retailers such as Indomaret and Alfamart, the Transmart Carrefour stores intend to provide different facilities and services to differentiate itself from the competition. Such facilities include co-working spaces and specialised loyalty discount programs.

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