THE management of Retail Supermarket Nigeria Limited (RSN), who are the owner of Shoprite Nigeria, has thrown the doors of their stores and warehouses opened again to customers in Circle Mall, Lekki, after it was closed two years ago due to the #EndSARS protest that happened in Nigeria in 2020, where the shop was a looted during the protest.
During the reopening on Saturday, Hubertus Rick, the Chief Executive Officer of RSN, talked about how tough it was to close down the mall which helped many customers and also bridged the gap between manufacturers and consumers.
“Two years ago, we made a tough decision to shut down operations at the Shoprite Circle Mall in response to the insecurity situation. The closure was in the interest of our customers as well as our staff as we had to prioritise the safety of lives and properties ahead of other interests. Today we’re happy to commence operations again as we have put measures in place to ensure the safety of all who will walk through our doors,” Mr Hubertus Rick said.
Mr Hubertus Rick also spoke on the plans and dedication to grow the retail industry of the country.
In his words: “We are aware of the impact that the closure has had on our supply chain as well as the business at large. As we reopen this store and other outlets in subsequent months, we are prioritizing ensuring a safe shopping environment for our customers while expanding our retail network.”