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Shoppers go on buying binge at Matahari store in West Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 22, 2017 | 09:18 pm
Shoppers go on buying binge at Matahari store in West Jakarta Shoe boxes litter the floor of Matahari department store in Taman Anggrek shopping mall, West Jakarta, on Nov. 21, as shoppers overwhelm the store prior its closure on Dec. 3. (Tempo/Vindry Florentin)

The Matahari store in Taman Anggrek shopping mall in West Jakarta on Wednesday was overrun by shoppers after it offered huge discounts prior to closing its doors.

PT Matahari Department Store, which currently has 156 outlets across the country, said it would shut its stores in Taman Anggrek mall and Lombok City Center, West Nusa Tenggara, on Dec. 3 and Dec 31, respectively.

Matahari’s Taman Anggrek store is to close its doors because it did not agree with the mall building's management over the layout, according to a letter sent to suppliers on Nov. 16. Meanwhile, the Lombok City Center store had performed poorly.

Matahari, which also closed its stores in Manggarai and Blok M, South Jakarta, offered huge discounts, especially at the Taman Anggrek store. The offer attracted hundreds of shoppers who snapped up the cheap items.

Due to the shoppers’ enthusiasm, the store’s exhibition area was littered with trampled shoe boxes.  (agn)

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