August 11th, 2015 marks a significant and momentous day for Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited as it marks the commencement of construction of the Courts megastore in Marisule.
A sod turning ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on the project which will transform the competitive landscape in Saint Lucia and bring a new and exciting retail experience to the people of Saint Lucia. In attendance at the ceremony were dignitaries including the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, The Honourable Dr Kenny D. Anthony, The Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, The Honourable Philip J. Pierre and The Minister for Commerce, Business Development Investment and Consumer Affairs, The Honourable Emma Hippolyte. Also in attendance were dignitaries from Courts to include the Unicomer Group Vice chairman and Executive Vice President, Mr Guillermo Siman, the Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean/USA, Mr Mario Guerrero, and the Unicomer OECS Managing Director Mr Errol Le Blanc.
The company’s OECS Managing Director Mr Errol Le Blanc, in his address to the gathered said, “For our customers, this new store will put us in a position to better serve YOU. As a complement to our existing Courts stores, this new Mega Store will offer YOU more choice from a wider variety of products, expertly displayed. It will bring YOU first class ambience and a superior shopping experience. Here, a number of international brands of furniture such as Ashley and Sauder will be featured alongside our quality locally-produced furniture, Smart Energy products, and the widest range of the world’s best brands of electronics and small and large appliances to be found in Saint Lucia.”
Also commenting on the project was the Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean/USA, Mr Mario Guerrero. “In Saint Lucia we continue to find ways to improve our service to our customers. In February 2014, we opened an ultra-modern, 36,000 square foot distribution centre, boasting 8 loading bays. This allowed for greater efficiency in our Logistics and Distribution operations, resulting in an improved level of service to our customers.
“The launch of this project also demonstrates our confidence in the Saint Lucia economy and Unicomer’s continued commitment to contributing to the development of the country. We have enjoyed the support of the government and people of Saint Lucia for over thirty years, through good times and bad, and this is one way in which we can repay all of you.”
The Prime Minister, Honourable Dr Kenny D. Anthony congratulated the company on this milestone. He thanked the company’s directors for investing in the country which is also a signal of the confidence which Courts has in the government and people of Saint Lucia.
The Courts megastore at Marisule promises to be a game changer in the Saint Lucian landscape as many valued customers await it in eager anticipation. Twelve months from now all hope to reconvene to celebrate with Saint Lucia, with the grand opening of a new, modern, energy-efficient facility.