“Globally the increase in competition in the petroleum trade has placed significant pressure on fuel margins. Learning from this experience, we introduced the RUBiS Ultra Shop to provide a robust non-fuel revenue stream which adds value to our Rubis network. Our Ultra Shop incorporates best practices and standards from more mature international markets. We have strategically taken these steps to make our business more resilient not just for today, but for the long-term future,” revealed Alain Carreau, the Chief Executive Officer of RUBiS Energy Jamaica.
“The Ultra Shop at our Manor Park location offers services that are aligned with the needs of our consumers, catering to consumers’ on-the-go lifestyles. The Ultra Shop is convenient not just to passing motorists, but also to the dynamic surrounding communities,” added Carreau,
“We have established strategic partnerships with leaders in the fast moving consumer goods industry; including Wisynco Group, GraceKennedy, Nestle, Automotive Arts, Sagicor Group and others to provide a new platform to deliver their products across the length and breadth of Jamaica,” said Carreau.
The grand opening of the Manor Park Ultra Shop follows closely on the grand opening of the flagship location at 94 Old Hope Road in Kingston in late October. According to Carreau, this was strategic as the business gears up for what is expected to be a busy period.
“As we approach the Christmas period, these new RUBiS Ultra Shops are a clear demonstration of our commitment to the development of Kingston and its environs as a major business hub of the Caribbean,” said Carreau. The CEO promised that RUBiS will be introducing many more Ultra Shops across the island in the coming year.
RUBiS Manor Park is the seventh facility that has been upgraded over a two year period. These have been overseen and undergone by local team of architects, engineers, contractors and workforce.