Do you know there are a lot of companies that serve as the backbone of Jamaica?
We are going to list 10 most important companies in Jamaica this 2017.
MegaMart, the brainchild of Jamaican businessman Gassan Azan Jr, revolutionised the landscape of retail shopping in Jamaica with the opening of its first outlet in Portmore, St Catherine on September 1, 1999.
With the advent of the 75,000 square-foot store, shopping in a single location suddenly became multifaceted with grocery, bakery, haberdashery, clothing, electronics, liquor, food court and a pharmacy all under one roof.
In essence, MegaMart was a one-stop shopping experience, coupled with the convenience of shopping until 10 p.m. seven days per week, another first in the local retail market.
With the success of the Portmore location, a second store was opened in Kingston on December 7, 2003. MegaMart Waterloo provided shoppers with 73,000 square feet of shopping convenience. Operations were later expanded to Montego Bay, and Mandeville, Manchester.
The company provides employment for over 1,000 persons.