24-hour store titled "Made in KZ" will open soon in Almaty
24-hour conceptual store of Kazakhstani goods titled "Made in KZ" will open soon. The project is aimed at supporting Kazakhstani producers. According to the "Uly Zhibek Zholy" Association, entrepreneurs will be able to use the shopping venue for free. The pop-up store will occupy 1,000 square meters. More than 5,000 goods will be available here, including clothing, shoes, food, cosmetics, household chemicals and agricultural products.
EKATERINA KIM, CHAIRWOMAN, ‘GREAT SILK ROAD’ ASSOCIATION:
- At the moment, 282 Kazakhstani producers confirmed their participation in our project. This is a very good indicator. The lease will always be free of charge. We will not charge for the rent but we take 10% interest from sales.
120 million tenge has been invested into the business support project. The organizers say, the Kazakh goods shop will let Kazakhstani entrepreneurs to effectively develop their businesses and promote competitive brands. The food products will be delivered to the shop directly from the farms, thereby cutting the expenses of entrepreneurs and letting customers to get fresh food.
ALMA TURLYBAYEVA, SPOKESPERSON, ALMATY CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS:
- The chamber of entrepreneurs receives applications from middle chain producers who are seeking for retail points and struggling to enter the market chain. We will be happy if this sales platform works
Along with exemption from lease payments, Kazakh entrepreneurs will be also provided legal advice and will learn doing business skills