LAUGFS Supermarkets Celebrates 20 years
LAUGFS Supermarkets (Pvt) Ltd, which began operations on 31 October 2000, with its first outlet opening in Havelock Town, celebrated their 20th anniversary in October 2020.
Today the supermarket chain has expanded to 38 outlets with 36 of them located in the Western Province and two located in Kurunegala and Chilaw. The chain which was initially named ‘Sun-Up’, was rebranded as ‘LAUGFS Supermarkets’ in 2011.
The Havelock Town outlet was the first supermarket in Sri Lanka to introduce the 24-hour retailing concept which has now extended to 7 additional outlets located in Wellawatte, Rajagiriya, Maharagama, Kandana, Negombo 2, Kolonnawa and Pelawatte.
Adding to its long list of milestones, the organisation began operations of Medz pharmacy, its very own pharmacy chain, across 19 outlets.
LAUGFS Supermarkets also owns and operates Crimson Bakeries, its own brand of bakeries producing fresh baked goods.
Commenting on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Chief Executive Officer of LAUGFS Supermarkets (Pvt.) Ltd Lilanthi Herath said, “We began operations with the goal of bringing our shoppers, a fresh and friendly experience with every visit they make to a LAUGFS Supermarket. We have continued to consistently enhance this objective over the last 20 years. In light of this milestone, we celebrate our loyal customers who place their trust in us every day. They continue to be the central focus of our pursuit for constant improvement. As we look back at 20 years of growth, we would like to sincerely thank our customers and we are highly optimistic of the prospects of LAUGFS Supermarkets in the future of Sri Lankan retailing. We plan to continue expanding for years to come as we bring innovation, convenience and superior service to the increasing number of Sri Lankan households.”
Despite the economic and business volatility in 2020, LAUGFS Supermarkets opened its 38th outlet in the University Hospital, Kotelawala Defence University to cater to Sri Lanka’s defence forces as well as medical personnel, who selflessly fight on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. The retail chain has plans to consistently grow its outlets within the Colombo District and the suburbs.