Angolan distribution group opens first commercial space

9 July 2013

The new Angolan distribution brand Deskontão last week opened its first commercial space in Belas, Luanda province, and works with national producers to supply its stores, said the head of the group responsible for the project, Score Distribuição.

Domingos Vunge said the distribution sector can help ensure the distribution of national products, adding that partnerships had been set up with local producers, “to guarantee an increasing place for national products on the shopping list of Angolans”.

The space that opened south of Luanda operates as a store for business and private customers and as a logistical distribution centre for future Score Distribuição units. It covers an area of 11,287 square metres and is the result of a US$33 million investment.

Score plans to open 37 Mel brand supermarkets in Luanda alone, with the first set to open to the public in the second half of October in the Cuca district.

After Luanda the group will expand to the rest of the country, giving priority to the coastal provinces, Vunge said. He specified that the Mel stores cover an average of a thousand square metres, with each accounting for an investment of between US$3 and 5 million

Score Distribuição has established a partnership essentially focused on professional training with Portugal’s Jerónimo Martins distribution group, owner of the Pingo Doce chain. (macauhub)