Makro, one of Uzbekistan’s largest grocery store chains, has opened the doors of its 100th location and now operates in 27 cities across the country.
The company’s 100th and 101st Makro were opened in the cities of Jizzakh and Zomin, both in the Jizzakh province. Today, the Makro chain operates 57 supermarkets, 44 Makro Express stores and 38 24-hour convenience stores and employs more than 4000 people.
Makro began 2020 with 54 stores, and has expanded rapidly over the last year 14 months, growing its brick-and-mortar presence as well as launching an e-commerce platform.
“Our goal is to build a truly national network of grocery stores, offering customers in every corner of the country a wide assortment of consistently high quality products,” said Roman Sayfulin, Makro’s Chief Executive Officer. “Makro is for everyone – from students to pensioners, professionals in the capital to workers in regional cities. We are delighted to bring the Makro experience to the residents of the Jizzakh region.”
Uzbekistan, with a population of 34 million, is the most populous country in Central Asia and the third most populous country in the former Soviet Union. The Uzbek consumer market is growing rapidly, on the back of a growing population, rising incomes and urbanization.
Last month, Makro announced plans to install a network of 30 charging stations for electric vehicles at Makro supermarkets in Tashkent and 10 other cities across the country. The new store in Jizzakh will be equipped with an electric vehicle charging station.