Giant Permanently Closes Starting Tomorrow, Hero Negotiates Ownership Transfer to Third Party

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Retail company PT Hero Supermarket Tbk. All outlets will be permanently closed Giant starting tomorrow.

“That’s right, as we said earlier, all Giant outlets will stop operating at the end of July 2021,” said Head of Corporate and Consumer Affairs of PT Hero Supermarket Diky Risbianto when contacted Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Namun, dia enggan memberikan angka jumlah gerai yang akan ditutup. Dia hanya mengatakan bahwa Hero secara keseluruhan kini mengoperasikan 395 gerai, tetapi angka tersebut akan berkurang menyusul peralihan fokus yang sedang dilakukan.

"Seberapa jauh berkurangnya angka tersebut akan bergantung pada jumlah gerai yang dikonversi menjadi IKEA dan Hero Supermarket. Kami juga sedang menegosiasikan potensi pengalihan kepemilikan sejumlah gerai Giant dengan pihak ketiga," ujarnya.

Sebelumnya, Presiden Direktur Hero Supermarket Patrik Lindvall mengatakan seperti bisnis mumpuni lainnya, perseroan terus beradaptasi terhadap dinamika pasar dan tren pelanggan yang terus berubah.

“Including the declining popularity of hypermarket formats in recent years in Indonesia; a trend that is also seen in the global market,” said Patrik in an official statement, Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

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