This EPP aims to help traditional sundry stores evolve to keep up with rapidly changing consumer tastes and maintain their appeal to shoppers through the Small Retailer Transformation Programme (TUKAR).
Under this initiative, major retailers such as Mydin, Tesco and Carrefour, have agreed to impart their expertise and knowledge to participating shop owners. Participants of TUKAR can also apply for a loan of up to RM80,000 from Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Bhd to transform their stores.
This EPP targets 5,000 TUKAR stores and will ensure their performance, compliance to best practices, and increasing supply chain efficiency, leading to greater value for customers.
- As of December 2014, the number of transformed sundry shops hit 305; this brings the total number of transformed sundry shops to 1,914 since the launch of the TUKAR programme in 2011.
- 20 training sessions to prepare store owners for GST implementation were conducted nationwide by the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism in 2014. Over 1,500 people attended these sessions.