SAM's Groceria First Premium Urban Grocer at Gurney Paragon, Penang

Press release - 22 SEPTEMBER 2013 - PENANG:

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SAM’s Groceria, the latest premium urban grocer to hit the Malaysian market was officially launched today by Dato’ Hasan bin Malek, the Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism at the Gurney Paragon Mall. Also present at the launch was Datuk Wira (Dr) Haji Ameer Ali bin Mydin, Executive Director of SAM’s Groceria and Dato’ Khor Teng Tong, Executive Chairman of Hunza Properties Bhd.

Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, Dato’ Hasan bin Malek ‘checks-out’ with his purchases at SAM’s Groceria Gurney Paragon Mall. Looking on are Anand Mehta, the Retail Director of Motorola Solutions, Asia Pacific (second from left), Touch ‘n Go Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Karim Md Lassim (third from left) and SAM’s Groceria Executive Director, Datuk Wira (Dr.) Haji Ameer Ali bin Mydin

With a total investment of RM34 million, SAM’s Groceria marks homegrown wholesale and retail titans, MYDIN’s first venture to capture the high-end grocer segment.

Equipped with this portable mobile computer device that comes with an integrated bar code scanner, customers will be able to self-checkout items by themselves.

With all the necessary information already scanned into the device, they can swiftly pay for their purchases without having to wait in long queues and burdened with unloading the shopping cart and re-bagging their purchases, helping to save time.

The store at Gurney Paragon is the first of three premium grocers set to open within the next year with a second grocer – to be launched also in Penang - opening its doors by mid 2014. The third will be launched within the second quarter of 2014 at an undisclosed location in Kuala Lumpur.

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Media Contacts:

Sam’s Groceria:
Leisha Manan
Livescape Asia
PR Executive
M: 012.615.0009

Jason Kong
Livescape Asia
Head of PR
M: 013.388.8453

Motorola Solutions:
Annabel Ng
Motorola Solutions Malaysia
T: +603 7809 0306

Visithra Manikam
PiPR Consultancy Sdn Bhd
T: +603-77241719/ +6012-2661679