Gima Market, Turkey's first national supermarket, was opened in Ankara in 1956. Although its owner has changed over time, it reopened in Keçiören in 2017 and started its operations. The market, which was the meeting point of many people in Kızılay when it was first opened, now undertakes the same mission in Keçiören.
In its adventure that started in 1956, it continued in 2007 under the name of CarrefourSA Express. Before it closed, it had 76 stores in 30 provinces across the country. The pioneering brand, which realized the first online shopping in 1999, is the first to issue its own card. With this card, it was able to bring installment shopping to the country market.
However, Gima Market, which has an emotional meaning for Ankara, was reopened in Keçiören district with Gima’s name to revive its demand.
Who is Gima Market Owner?
Hakan Ergin, the general manager of the market, owned by CarrefourSA, expresses at every opportunity that they are happy with their contribution to keeping a tradition alive. Taking on a mission that attaches importance to its traditions and values, the market successfully integrates technological developments into its own.
Gima Market cares for the health of its employees and customers and prefers hygiene products that comply with European Union standards. It also demands European quality products from brands that are product suppliers on this subject.
Blending its products’ freshness and quality with its employees’ superior quality service understanding is like one of its customers’ families. As it attaches importance to the cleanliness and hygiene of the grocery stores, it uses superior quality products and does not harm human health.
It is sensitive to the sterilization of the tools and equipment used in the products that it provides assistance to comply with European norms.
Gima Market, opened within a large holding, reflects this for the benefit of consumers. In the products sold in the markets, HACCP, HALAL, ISO certificates, and ORGANIC certified products are trying to include much more.
It attaches importance to its employees’ training since it is a large organization that always keeps the understanding of quality ahead of the understanding of gain. In this context, the periodic pieces of training it conducts have an important contribution.
Gima Market has preferred Vibroser products and services to ensure structural hygienic conditions in its facilities.