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EPP 2: Modernising via the Small Retailer Transformation Programme (TUKAR)

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

EPP 2.0 - Modernising via the Small Retailer Transformation Programme (TUKAR)

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.


  • 568 TUKAR stores were established, bringing the total number of transformed sundry shops under this EPP to 1,087.
  • On average, TUKAR participants reported a sustained 30% increase in revenue post-transformation.

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