THE new RM73mil Mydin wholesale hypermarket in Taman Batik, Sungai Petani, is set to attract shoppers from near and far.
The 12,382sq m development (133,284sq ft) has Mydin taking up 4,340sq m (46,723sq ft) of its hypermarket while 12 retail outlets, open halls and offices make up the rest of the mall.
A total of 432 parking bays are provided for shoppers.
This is Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd’s second hypermarket in Kedah and 24th in the country.
It is managed by Mydin’s subsidiary company Imam Ikhlas (M) Sdn Bhd, the fourth in Imam Ikhlas’ stable.
Speaking at the recent opening ceremony, Imam Ikhlas executive director Azmin Saduruddin said he was happy to see six Mydin hypermarkets operating in the northern region.
The other five are located in Bayan Lepas, Bertam and Bukit Mertajam in Penang, Parit Buntar in Perak and Taman Saga, Alor Setar in Kedah.
“Mydin selected this location after considering the socio-economic conditions and local demographics,” said Azmin in his speech.
“We received many requests in the past to open an outlet in this town to serve its population of half a million.
“We are happy that Mydin Taman Batik will provide about 350 job opportunities to the locals and aid the country in driving the economy forward.
“We focus on offering wholesale prices and all-time savings to consumers.”
Azmin also announced that Mydin was planning to open seven more hypermarkets throughout the country by 2018.
The third hypermarket in Kedah will be sited in Mergong, Alor Setar, and scheduled to be opened in 2018.
Also present at the opening ceremony were Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd executive director Datuk Murad Ali Mydin and Imam Ikhlas managing director Datuk Dr Saduruddin Gulam Husen.