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Courts is re-entering Sabah in a big way

Published on: Saturday, July 05, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Electrical, IT and furniture retailer, Courts (Malaysia), is re-entering Sabah in a big way with plans to set up five stores across Sabah soon.

Country Chief Executive Officer, Allard Sjollema, on Friday said they are now on the lookout for sites to set up the stores following the opening of its second store in Inanam Taipan, here.

They had earlier opened one in Pavillion Bundusan last September.

"We are still sourcing for more locations, maybe another one here in the city, before we move inland with two more," he said after the opening of the Inanam outlet.

To date, he said the response to the Courts stores in Sabah had been overwhelming, generating a stable income with flexi-credit terms in their stores.

Sjollema said they are also eyeing areas like Sandakan in their inland expansion bid.

"It is the question of finding the right sites. We will also open new stores in Singapore and will be making our debut in Indonesia with the opening of our first megastore there, this year," he said.

This is the second time Courts has entered Sabah, where they were formerly known as Courts Mammoth.

Their first store in Kolombong shut down several years ago following the company's plan to consolidate its businesses around the world.

Sjollema said their headquarters in the United Kingdom was not doing business, prompting changes to their structure of operations and strategy.

"Now that we are listed in the Singapore Exchange we are in the process of expansion."

Courts offers a special in-house credit facility, with promotion including half-price and 25 per cent off on credit discounts.

This Ramadan they are also running a special promotion from now until July 17.