Soufriere welcomes its first Massy Stores Supermarket
July 17th, 2021
The town of Soufriere in Saint Lucia is now home to the 11th grocery retail outlet owned by Massy Stores. The 8000 square foot operation opened its doors on July 17th, 2021 to an eager group of community members.
As customers entered the new store, they were greeted by the warm smiles of friendly staff, taken give aways and sampling. What was evident as they walked through the store was that Massy Stores had spared no effort at ensuring a contemporary modern supermarket space with quality, standardized product offerings, featuring the myriad conveniences that signify the Massy brand.
Speaking on behalf of the community, Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques, Hon. Herod Stanislas welcomed the new addition to the town, viewing the new investment as a long-awaited addition.
“Many community residents used to travel [about half an hour] to Vieux Fort, or even go as far as [an hour away to] Cul de Sac to patronize Massy Stores Supermarkets. With this new addition, residents can shop for groceries right here in the community,” he said. “I’m also looking forward to Massy continuing to work very closely with our farmers. As you know, Soufriere is the breadbasket of Saint Lucia and we have many certified farmers producing a number of quality food crops. This addition augurs well for Soufriere, and the socioeconomic development of the town. It couldn’t have come at a better time,” he added.
Member of the Massy Stores Board of Directors, Mr. Gordon Charles, stressed Massy Stores’ continued commitment to investing in communities.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Massy Stores Saint Lucia, we are proud to continue to expand our reach into communities and ensure that we can bring the best supermarket shopping experience further into communities across the island,” he said. “COVID-19 by its very nature has helped us in terms of this expansion strategy. We recognized that people were not able to get out and were limited in their movements, and the idea was how do we get to the people. That very event caused us to change the strategy and now we have the Choiseul and Soufriere supermarkets.”