HARVEY Norman opened its 26th retail store at Quayside Mall as part of its continuous expansion plan.
Harvey Norman lead general manager Eddy Ng said it aimed to open 50 stores in the next few years, with its upcoming opening for Pavilion Bukit Jalil set for September or October this year, followed by some five more stores planned for next year.
“This is one of three stores we originally planned to open last year at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“For Harvey Norman to survive the economic effects of the pandemic is a big achievement, ” he said in his speech at the grand opening of the store in Kota Kemuning.
Harvey Norman staff and business partners, he said, were the key to the retailer’s survival.
He also extended his gratitude to the latest store’s landlord, Gamuda Land.
The whopping 37,000sq ft retail space is located on the first floor of the mall, which is part of developer Gamuda Land’s twentyfive.7 township.
At the event, Gamuda Land chief operating officer Aw Sei Cheh said the company was confident that its latest twentyfive.7 township — which happens to be an extension of an already successful Kota Kemuning township — would be vibrant.
“We wanted to build places for people to spend quality time together and we created Quayside Mall.
“It is a hybrid mall with outdoor and indoor spaces that are seamlessly connected.
“We believe the future of retail includes places for people to gather and mingle. That is why it is designed this way (hybrid setting), ” he said.
Australian-based retailer Harvey Norman marked the occasion with with exciting promotions and deals throughout its opening weekend.
Customers will be able to make informed decisions by consulting in-house bedding experts to find the perfect mattress. Cooking specialists will be on hand to aid in picking the right built-in kitchen appliances for the home.
For the movie buff, a massive range of large-screen televisions by popular brands such as Samsung, LG, Sharp and Sony are available.
Customers are also encouraged to experience hands-on browsing and demonstrations of the latest smartphones and tablets as well as the latest handstick and robot vacuums.
Additionally, customised upholstery is available along with an array of quality products from the homeware section.
For those who prefer to shop from home, click-and-collect options are available for purchases made online at www.harveynorman.com.my