Popular shopping mall down south which houses the likes of Ikea, Toppen Shopping Centre has signed on Lulu Grocer, a full-fledged supermarket selling fresh food and an extensive range of imported products to open its first supermarket in Johor.
Toppen which opened to public in 2019, has grown to become an attractive meeting place for the community. Currently, housing over 300 tenants, the 1.2 million square feet retail space with a lease rate of 90% features attractions including IKEA Tebrau, TGV Cinemas, Harvey Norman, and many other exclusive retailers and F&B offers.
Arnoud Bakker, Commercial Director at Ikano Centres said, “We are excited to have Lulu Grocer join our tenant mix, bringing a grocery offer that is a strong fit with our customer profile. Ikano Centres aims to have at least 43% of our total portfolio lease space focusing on sustainable products and services that promote an active and healthy lifestyle. In line with this, Toppen is pleased to partner with Lulu Grocer as it will offer a wide range of imported gluten-free, sugar-free, no-additives, no-preservatives, and other ‘free-from’ F&B products to give customers better and healthier options.”
Lulu Grocer offers a wide range of imported grocery products such as roastery, delicatessen and imported UK & US products which comes directly from Lulu Group sourcing companies around the world. Lulu Grocer supports local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing display areas inside the store as an opportunity for local brands to expand their business and export their products. Presently, more than 100 famous local brands associated with Lulu Malaysia have exported their products to Lulu stores worldwide.
The high-end supermarket aims to launch five more Lulu hypermarkets in Malaysia this year in Selangor and Terengganu. Currently, Lulu Malaysia employs more than 600 Malaysians in its existing hypermarkets and will add many more local employees in the near future,” said Mr Asif Moidu Ahamed, Regional Director of Lulu Group Retail Malaysia.