KUALA LUMPUR – Lotus’s Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Lotus’s Malaysia), formerly known as Tesco, embarked on its first Buy Malaysia Product campaign with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) taking place today till Sunday (Dec 5).
Lotus’s Malaysia executive director (Corporate Services), Azliza Azmel emphasised the importance of the campaign in assisting small and medium businesses (SMEs).
“We (Lotus’s Malaysia) have always believed in the capabilities and qualities of local SMEs who are rebuilding themselves post-COVID-19. As one of the leading retailers in Malaysia, we understand the responsibility of ensuring that local SMEs as an important pillar of economic growth, are able to develop and sustain.
“Thus, Lotus’s SME Support Team is always on the lookout for potential suppliers to cooperate with not only KPDNHEP but also the Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (MAFI) and the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA),” she told reporters after launching the campaign at Lotus’s Ampang here today.
Also present to grace the launch was KPDNHEP secretary-general Datuk Seri Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.
Meanwhile, Azliza announced that Lotus’s Malaysia is scheduled to open two new stores in January 2022.
“Lotus’s Bandar Puteri Jaya in Kedah and Lotus’s Pulai Hartamas in Perak are set to be the first two original Lotus’s stores.
“With the opening of these two stores, we’ll be able to introduce fair prices to consumers and create more employment opportunities for fellow Malaysians,” she said.
Tesco Malaysia was acquired by Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd in December 2020 and has since assumed operations under Lotus’s Malaysia at all existing stores across the country.