Suresh Shah appointed Chairman of Providore.shop

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 14 2021
FT Suresh Shah appointed Chairman of Providore.shop

Suresh Kumar Shah is one of Sri Lanka’s most respected corporate leaders, renowned for his impeccable leadership and unwavering commitment to good governance.

He served as the Founding CEO/ Director of Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC and continues to sit on the Board of its parent, Carson Cumberbatch PLC. He currently serves as Chairman of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC and on the Boards of other public & private companies. He is a former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and of the Employers Federation of Ceylon. 

Suresh has been appointed as the Founding Chairman of grocery-tech platform Providore.shop. Providore.shop is an online grocery and household products marketplace, carrying daily essentials, fresh produce, meats and seafood, everyday supermarket items, premium imported selections, ready-to-eat meals and specialty artisan products. 

Unlike many online businesses which are an extension of brick & mortar operations or are delivery platforms that use third party delivery services and with no backend infrastructure, Providore.shop is a dedicated and focused online only business with a fully-integrated backend, including its own delivery fleet. This ensures delivering superior quality and a seamless service in terms of food hygiene & safety, order fulfillment, product quality and timely delivery. 

Working with selected suppliers to source quality fresh produce, groceries and household products, they store and processes orders in a dedicated 20,000 sq ft temperaturecontrolled fulfillment centre, under the strictest health & safety guidelines. They also have their own cold chain transport delivery fleet operated by trained Customer Service Agents. 

Their emphasis on technology brings best-in-class convenience and superior customer experience to Sri Lanka’s online shopping. With functionality such as real-time stock visibility (guaranteeing availability if showing as ‘in stock’), order scheduling up to four weeks in advance, Express 2-hour deliveries, using the easily configurable My Shopping List for a quick shop when ordering the same products frequently, multiple payment options and a dedicated delivery fleet, the Providore.shop experience promises customers quality and service like no other.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 14 2021

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