super centre continuing with initiative to promote local products
Expect a day full of excitement tomorrow at the Super Centre supermarket in Warrens St. Michael.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the supermarket will be celebrating Bajan Day. Marketing Manager at Super Centre, Karen Alleyne, told Barbados TODAY via telephone this afternoon it was expected to be a wonderful day for all.
The St. George Secondary School pan choir will serenade patrons in store from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and in conjunction with the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association metal work, craft, jewellery, food and a lot more will be highlighted, Alleyne said.
She said last year’s introduction, though on a smaller scale, was very successful. In the month of November they again held another event, this time larger, to celebrate the birthday of Super Centre Warrens. With manufacturers and some of their products present that also went very well, and Alleyne further noted that Super Centre was keen to continue such a venture.
“We have had it in the past and we will plan to continue it in the future. We usually have one around Independence Day to showcase the locally manufactured items that we have in the store or to further highlight them. We also try to have it around the Christmas period to showcase local manufacturers that would have ideas for alternatives to gifts.
“Introducing things to persons other than the more traditional ties and colognes that they buy for Christmas, they can buy some very attractive reasonably priced locally manufactured items that would be good gifts as well within the Christmas season.
“A lot of these persons would have been people who would have showcased at BMEX, so this gives them additional exposure and hopefully introduce them to an audience who may not have had chance to go to BMEX.
“So it is definitely something we would be interested in continuing. The Super Centre has had a long association with the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association,” she said. (KC)