NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well known Freeport grocery retailer says that its $7.5 million investment in a supermarket on Paradise Island will create 75 everlasting jobs and mark its return to the Nassau market after a decade.
Learline Moss, chief financial officer of Sawyers Fresh Market said yesterday that the shop which is able to feature 8,000 square feet of shopping space, a small deli and occasional bar as a part of the Sterling Group’s Paradise Landing offering was the “perfect opportunity” to re-enter the Nassau market.
“That is a significant accomplishment for us,” Moss said.
“We currently have two retail stores in Grand Bahama and a small wholesale division as well. That is the proper opportunity for us to enterprise into the Nassau market. That is just the primary of our investments within the Nassau market.”
Executives of Sawyer’s Fresh Market and Sterling Global broke ground on the supermarket yesterday which is predicted to open in the primary half of 2023 and create 50 construction jobs.
The Freeport retailer headed by Sandy Sawyer had entered the Nassau market 10 years ago, with a store on Taylor Street Nassau Village but subsequently pulled out.
“We had a store in New Windfall a couple of years ago,” said Moss.
“We were unsuccessful with that. That is our second time venturing into the Nassau Market. This time around we’re more mature and more settled. After we initially invested within the Nassau market, we were a young business. Having done as much research as now we have done, we’re confident we might be successful. We’re obsessed with the food store business. We now have higher vendors, and we all know that we are going to give you the chance to offer the most effective products.”
Sawyer’s might be open to the general public at large and may also offer yacht provisioning for guests of the marina. Orders may be placed upfront for giant quantities and other special requests. Customers also can purchase online and via a mobile app, options which can be expected to be available by the point the shop opens next 12 months.