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Dates are part of the dried fruit’s family. Dried fruits are fruits that are dried in the sun or heated wind tunnel dryers. Dried fruits are really really good for health and my mother has always forced me to consume them as much as possible for as long as I can remember. Apart from the fact that dried foods are really healthy and nutritious, they are actually pretty tasty and make quite a good snack! Dates are one of my personal favorite dried fruit!

Not only are they super healthy and nutritious, but they are also so sweet and smooth, it’s like someone just put a cushion of healthy sugar in my mouth! I’m aware that there’re people out there who are diet and health-conscious and run miles away when they hear the word SUGAR, but there’s nothing to be scared about here! This sugar is the HEALTHIEST form of sweet ever! I’m attaching the nutritional breakdown for those who want to adjust their date cravings according to their calorie intake.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving provides the following nutrients;

  • Calories: 277
  • Carbs: 75 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Potassium: 20% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 14% of the RDI
  • Copper: 18% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 15% of the RDI
  • Iron: 5% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 12% of the RDI

Although dates are high in calories, due to being an anti-oxidant and high in other important vitamins and minerals, they contribute to other health benefits.

Dates are not just high in vitamins and proteins, they are good for bone strength, lower cholesterol, strengthen the nervous system, promotes digestion and are also good for the skin!

Apart from all this, I’m sure everyone is aware of this fact that dates also hold some special religious importance among the Muslims. Dates were one of Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s favorite snacks and it is said to be a sunnah to consume dates, especially before IFTAAR in RAMZAN.

There is a hadith of the Holy Prophet in which he is known to have said that, “ people in a house without a date are in a state of hunger..” (MUSLIM) (News)

Keeping all this in mind, Imtiaz Super Market in their most recent weekly magazine launched a feast like a sale on dates named the ‘DAWAT-E-KHAJOOR’.

In this magazine, details of sale prices on multiple types of dates and date related products are included. Different types of dates like Safawi, Khodari, etc. from multiple international brands have been imported specially for this sale. Out of all this, my personal favorite is the choco-dates!

This particular product will be every chocolate lover’s favorite! If you’ve got a sweet tooth and love both chocolates and dates, then what can be better than having those both together?! JUST YUMMY!

With this magazine, the retail is promoting the idea of healthy snacking and a healthy diet along with the emphasis on the idea that dates are not just a fruit that you can buy or should eat in RAMZAN. They are delicious and healthy and you should consume and benefit from them throughout the year!

Along with these dates, sale on other various products is also there.

The sugar, proteins, and other vitamins in the fruit help in weight gain, especially when you need it. Incidentally, it’s said that when eaten with cucumber, dates help to keep your weight at a normal level. Now that’s what we call flexibility!

And guess what! According to this magazine, there is a sale on fresh cucumbers too!  So combine the two for an even healthier diet!

Being a date lover, I personally loved this sale! Do you like dates? Did you like this sale idea? And which date product became YOUR favorite?

Let me know BELOW! J

 

Do you know what’s the worst thing about shopping in a supermarket? Standing in queues!!!

Standing behind a whole line of people, waiting for them to get all their purchases checked out…. It’s SO frustrating! Especially when you just needed very few products!

But you don’t need to stress anymore. Imtiaz Super Market has worked on plans and organizational schemes specifically for efficient queue management just so you can have a stress free shopping experience.

While it is ensured that the staff members with duty on cash counters are fast and efficient with their work so the customers don’t get frustrated while waiting in lines for ages, cash counters have also been divided based on client categories for further ease.

Apart from the regular cash counters that are available in every supermarket, express counters for those with lesser products are there to prevent annoyance and unnecessary waiting. Isn’t that amazing!

What’s better is that there is also a special counter for aged clients; the senior citizen’s counter. How thoughtful! These are the things that make Imtiaz so special and unique from other retail brands.

And as if that wasn’t enough… the team at Imtiaz Super Market that is constantly thinking about and for their clients decided to make things even easier by introducing ‘MOBILE POS’.

An mPOS (mobile point of sale) is a when a phone or tablet is dedicated to check out purchases and perform the functions usually done at a cash counter, now wirelessly.

So basically instead of you walking to the counter, now the counter is going to walk towards YOU!

Let alone waiting in queues… you don’t even have to stand in a queue anymore!! Wherever you are in the store and have made your purchases but are in a hurry, you can request a staff member with an mPOS to cash you out from there. This is just perfect for when you only stopped by to make a quick purchase of one or two items.

Even better!! If a staff member sees you standing in a line with your few purchases and notices you being unaware about the facility, they themselves will walk up to you to make your life easy and cash you out as soon as possible. There is one staff member at every two cash counters so there will never be an issue of feeling left behind as a customer.

Like I said… Imtiaz family GENUINELY cares about your convenience and they prove it time and time again!

So hurry up now and rush to your nearest Imtiaz Super Market outlet and buy as less or as much as you want without having to stress about the longggg queues that we all JUST hate!

Indeed, it is an ultimate shopping experience!

How many times have you heard this from your mothers when you took out a plate or a glass from a set that was, well… “For the guests”.

I don’t know why mothers do this but I guess its part of all our families now. We do have crockery sets specifically for the guests and if something EVER happens to it, we’re so dead! And these crockery sets have to be the prettiest and most attractive.

But where do we get these pretty, attractive dishes, glasses and utensils from at affordable prices?

IMTIAZ SUPER MARKET!

Where the assortment for crockery is so huge that you will get lost in the beauty and quality of the dishes. Whether it be steel, plastic, glass or any other material; the designs, colors, and quality of them all is so exceptional that you won’t even be able to choose and differentiate between the guest’s dishes and the house dishes!

Why should there be any difference, anyway! It is your house, and you deserve to eat and drink in the prettiest plates and glasses even if there aren’t any events going on.

So take your mothers to any branch of Imtiaz Super Market and get a beautiful set of crockery at the most reasonable prices for your own use!

Also, the cutest salt and pepper containers and kitchen accessories in multiple shapes and sizes are available which are so adorable – you just won’t be able to resist the urge to buy it all!

Do you get scolded for leftover biscuits that lose their crunchiness? Get a cute and colorful container where you put them and preserve its taste and crunchiness.

Don’t know where to safely place the knives? Get a safe and covered knife holder! You can also buy a holder for your cooking and eating utensils like spatulas or normal forks and spoons.

Cooking pots, pressure cookers, teapots, thermos, jugs… everything available under one roof! How cool!

Are you a baker? Do you like to bake cakes? Great! Baking utensils and containers are available too! Also, the cutest muffin, brownie and cookie shapers and baking containers are available in the most unique designs for when you feel like being creative with your food.

In our culture, crockery and food have special importance and for this reason, huge crockery sets are also given to loved ones as gifts on the wedding or other important events. As I mentioned earlier, the assortment available is so unique – it is suitable for any purpose and occasion. You can buy a set for someone’s gift or even for your mother if you’ve recently ruined her ‘guest set’ and need to make it up!

Whatever you can think of in a kitchen, is present at Imtiaz Super Market.  Make your food eating and cooking experience more beautiful and colorful with your attractive crockery and utensils that make you want to cook just so you can use them!

Visit your nearest Imtiaz Super Market branch now and buy what you need for your kitchen without any hesitation!

Most kids hate the thought of going to school, especially after a long and enjoyable vacation. The phrase ‘back to school’ usually sounds like a horror story but Imtiaz Super Market aims to change that for students, staff, and parents!

Shopping for school accessories can be quite tiring and boring and feel like a task that you want to avoid but we assure a shopping experience that you will enjoy.

Usually famous for its grocery items, Imtiaz Super Market constantly introduces and launches campaigns and packages that their consumers can benefit from. This time around, with their latest ‘back to school’ campaign, the Imtiaz family aims to not only provide children and parents with school necessities but also plan activities in which they can participate and learn from. In this campaign, a video inspiring all audiences to stay motivated about the school season and prepare enthusiastically will also be released soon.

At Imtiaz Super Market, customers of all social and economic backgrounds are catered by making the best quality products available at the lowest prices. Parents don’t have to worry about nagging children and their demands of fancy looking expensive products anymore as they will find the same or even better designed, branded and quality products at much more economical prices.

With the largest assortment of stationery and other school and office products; various types, colors, and sizes of pens, highlighters, lunch boxes, water bottles, school bags, laptop bags, notebooks, registers, activity books, dictionaries and much more of multiple leading brands are available.

Ensure that the first day of your child’s school is full of appreciation and motivation and that the child goes back looking formal and sophisticated wearing their tidy new socks and polished shoes, cut nails and tied hair in hair clips and pins that you can easily find at Imtiaz Market.

The best way to motivate children who don’t like the thought of going back to school is by taking them out to shop somewhere they can buy the cutest and trendiest stationery and luggage that they can’t wait to show off to their friends. And the best part is that at Imtiaz, it won’t even be a burden on your pocket!

Children are not the only ones going back to school after vacations. For teachers, our widest variety in files, folders, planners, post-its and much more is available.

You can also purchase stationery kits, pouches, lunch kits or other sets and packs to gift to your kids, siblings, friends or cousins to make them feel special and help them look forward to their new year.

 

Global warming is a serious issue. As time is passing, our environment is suffering more and more due to carelessness and lack of ownership that the citizens are showing towards it.

There are animal species that are becoming extinct, places in the world where glaciers are melting and there is no doubt that the climate is constantly rising and seasons are becoming extreme.

There are a lot of causes of this and one of the major ones is plastic usage. Most of the plastic that is used is one-use, which means that it is discarded after being used once and is not reused or recycled. Also, most of the plastic that is consumed locally and normally is unrecyclable which automatically makes it harmful for the environment.

While the side-effects of plastic usage are already harmful, what is worse is the environmental effects of plastic production. The production process of plastic is one of the leading reasons for excess carbon emissions that lead to global warming. A lot of energy and resources are required to produce plastic with 90% and more being produced from fossil fuel resources. This has awful repercussions for the environment.

For a sustainable environment, one of the most important steps that are required is the controlled usage of plastic products.

For this reason, Imtiaz Super Market being a responsible citizen promotes usage of paper bags and cloth bags instead of plastic bags. In 3 branches, paper bags have already been introduced and with time, this shall extend to all branches.  Furthermore, ‘go green’ campaigns are launched frequently by Imtiaz Super Market. Recently, a plantation drive was held by Imtiaz Super Market in Clifton, Karachi.

Although it might seem impossible to eliminate plastic from our lives completely, it is anything but! Instead of purchasing plastic bags and bottles, we can use paper bags and boxes or glass bottles. We can use matches to light fires instead of lighters that are usually made of plastic. Giving up gum is also a great idea as it is made of synthetic rubber which is basically plastic.

If we stop using plastic, industries will stop producing them.

Our environment is something that we’ve borrowed from our future generations, and we need to realize this and take ownership of it.

It’s about time that we start caring about our actions and their consequences on a larger scale and GO GREEN!

 

 

Yellow, sweet and juicy… mangoes are utterly mouth-watering!

All fruits are delicious. But there’s just something about mangoes that you cannot resist from. Delicious, delicious, DELICIOUS!

I have never met anybody in my life that does not love mangoes… and trust me; I have no intentions to do so! Throughout the year, seasons for particular fruits come and go, but it’s the mango season specifically that always has everyone waiting! And as Pakistanis, we are actually really lucky because of our mangoes rank as one of the world’s best mangoes.

Apart from the fact that they are super tasty, they are also amazing for your health and super nutritious. Don’t even get me started about their benefits.

For conscious people who keep track of their calories and nutrition and whatever they intake, here’s a detailed breakdown of what one cup (165g) of sliced mango provides;

  • Calories: 99
  • Protein:4 grams
  • Carbs: 7 grams
  • Fat:6 grams
  • Dietary fiber: 6 grams
  • Vitamin C:67% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Copper:20% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6:6% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 10% of the RDI
  • Vitamin E:7% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5:5% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 6% of the RDI
  • Niacin:7% of the RDI
  • Potassium:6% of the RDI
  • Riboflavin:5% of the RDI
  • Manganese:5% of the RDI
  • Thiamine:4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium:4% of the RDI

It also contains small amounts of phosphorus, calcium, selenium, and iron. (Healthline)

We know how beneficial mangoes are and how much everyone waits for it throughout the year, which is why we ensure that the best quality mangoes are available at all stores of Imtiaz Super Market. A wide assortment of mangoes including; Sindhri, chaunsa, langra, dushari, anwar ratol, desi, laal badshah, neelam and tota pari that are delicious are freshly available at Imtiaz Super Market.

Apart from just making these delicious and fresh available for our customers, Imtiaz Super Market is also dedicating a whole week for mango lovers known as “Mango Celebration Week” in which all stores will be displayed exclusively with fresh mangoes and discount offers on mango products.

Mango season is always great. Make it the best with Imtiaz Super Market.

This is one question every brand asks its customers at multiple events to self-analyze their services. Being the pioneer of the retail industry, Imtiaz Super Market cares deeply about whether our customers are satisfied with our services or not.

For this reason time to time, we constantly upgrade our services, continue to introduce new and unique deals and packages and level up our sale items in a way that no one has seen before. We ensure deals on products without ever compromising on their quality so customers are able to rely and depend on us as a trustable brand.

With our staff trained to remain calm, patient, friendly and welcoming; it is ensured that every customer, regardless of the magnitude of their issue, is welcomed and responded in a polite manner. Our staff in-store is always present and enthusiastic to help customers look for stuff in aisles they can’t find, guide them with sale percentages and cater to any other issue they may face.

Furthermore, with a customer care helpline, if there is any individual not satisfied with in-store service or has any kind of complain, they are free to call and contact staff members on the Imtiaz Helpline where people are readily available to solve any kind of in or out-store issue faced related to our products or service.

Sometimes, when the customer is asked to fill a survey in front of a staff member, there is a chance that their responses may be altered or not genuine. For this reason, customers are always encouraged and motivated to review our products and services on our online websites and are free to contact the helpline with their reviews.

Customer satisfaction means the most to us and it is not just our responsibility, but also our desire that no client shall ever leave our Market either empty-handed or disappointed.

Everybody loves gifts! There is no one in this world who doesn’t like to receive a gift. They make you feel special, cared for and thought of.  When there is an occasion coming up or you are celebrating something and want to give someone a gift, you ponder upon it and think about it for days and weeks to decide on the perfect gift for that person. However, at times when it turns out that it wasn’t required or appreciated; you can’t help but feel disappointed.

Regardless, there is nothing to worry about!

With its wide range of gift cards that suit your affordability and desire to purchase a small or grand gift, Imtiaz Super Market helps you to continue not only making others happy but also saves you from the distress and tension you face when it comes to buying gifts. Starting from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5000, these gift cards come in various price ranges, attractive colors, and unique designs. You can buy one or you can buy multiple, it all depends on you!

No matter what the occasion; birthday, anniversary, any religious or national event or celebratory days like friendship or parent’s day, with Imtiaz Super Market’s gift cards, you will never have to be the person worrying about a bad gift. With this thoughtful effort, you can take your loved ones along with you and let them choose for themselves from the wide variety of gift stuff like garments, cosmetics, jewelry, toys, etc. available at Imtiaz Super Market.

There is no better way to express that you are thinking of someone and care about them other than presenting them with a gift that reminds them of you. The Imtiaz family wants to be a part of your beautiful relation with everybody and aims to help you maintain them.

The best part about these gift cards is that they are so easy to carry and attractive that you will never have to worry about offending someone and will always end up making them happy.

Magazines are published for three basic reasons; to inform, to educate and to entertain. Similarly, retail magazines are published so the consumers could be made aware of the services that retail or a particular brand is providing and the latest perks that consumers could benefit from.

For the same reason, Imtiaz Super Market introduced their own magazines with the purpose to keep the customers informed, aware and retain their interests regarding upcoming and on-going deals and sales in-store. To ensure that the magazines are accessed by a wider audience, the Super Market ensures that their magazines are up-to-date, attractive, and easy to understand and carry.

These free of cost magazines in the form of flyers are of two types and released at two points of time. The ‘Weekly Delight’ magazine is released every week and entails weekly prizes and discounts on products from various categories like eatables and beauty and care. The monthly magazine is another promotional magazine released every 15 days with ‘buy one get one’ offers and bigger discounts on products specifically from 3-4 particular categories; usually electronics and grocery. The Imtiaz calendar is also attached to the monthly magazine to keep our customers updated with all that we are planning for them. Apart from these 2, whenever there is an event or a major sale being held at the supermarket, customized magazines are designed for that and released with exciting sales and offers. The cricket-themed magazine is a great example for this which was released recently for the ‘cricket mania’ sale.

This is not only a promotional activity that benefits us; it benefits our customers more considering that they are free of cost, informative and very light thus, easy to carry. Also, with a focus on color theme and design, they are made appealing for the customers.

All in all, the promotional magazines of Imtiaz Super Market are extremely unique and different from any other magazine introduced and are published with the sole purpose to entertain, educate and benefit our clients as much as we can.

People count days for #Ramazan cause it’s a month of extra blessings, people do more good deeds try to pray five times a day and much more, the blessing of this month is felt in every way and everywhere…

Ramadan is a gift from Allah to all of us, in which we fast and pray. And for all the good deeds we do we get rewarded extra, like for extra nawafil that we pray, Fast (Roza), zakat, sadqa, HE rewards us more, double or triple times than in a normal day… Eid ul Fitr intends to commend the long stretch of fasting… Muslims have enjoyed supplications during the time of Ramadan and Allah Almighty has favored them with bliss as Eid. Endowments, amicability, and satisfaction are showered on Muslims by Almighty Allah to stamp the festival of Meethi Eid ul Fitr.

My grandparents often say:

“Eid is the day of our result”

We fast for a whole month and for all the fasts and prayers, Allah blesses us with EID…

An event to celebrate…

Dress up for Eid:

Preps of Eid is never-ending, even on Chaand Raat if you ask about the preps you feel like something is missing. Or we forgot to arrange this….

Besides the things that are mandatory are:

  1. Shower
  2. New Clothes or even not new than the best of your clothes
  3. Mehandi, parlor and special kinds of stuff because without all this Eid are incomplete.

Cleaning up and wearing new clothes on Eid is a custom. Whether a male or female, the individuals who can bear the cost of a new dress, suit up themselves in the most extravagant and luxurious outfits, while the individuals who can’t at present figure out how to look best on Eid day.

Ladies or females like us like to enrich their hands with mehndi and bangles to stamp the bubbly state of mind. The way to Eid festivity is to wear new clothes.

Regardless of how much profound complaints we have confronted, we greet Eid entire-heartedly.

Give Fitra to the Needy:

Fitra is paid to poor people, before Eid, so that they can too purchase something on Eid and celebrate it with us. So, don’t forget the destitute and underprivileged in your carnival. Paying Fitra to the penniless individuals is a religious commitment before going for Eid prayers. Ensure that you have made the Fitra payment well before Eid so that they can make their Eid clothes on time.

 

 

Attend the Eid Prayers:

Before leaving for Eid prayers, family gatherings are best, like waking up early morning, rushing to kitchen for helping parents for breakfast, showing of mehndi colors, fighting over food and sitting beside grandparents, along with the task of helping mothers. After all the chaotic scenes, getting ready for Eid, as all the male members of the family leave for Eid Namaz.

Eid Prayers are held early morning at different Masjids, and outside open areas (Eid Gah). The time of Eid prayers varies. It is necessary to go to Eid supplications and Khutbah on Eid day to express appreciation to Allah Almighty for innumerable gifts and joy. After the supplications, hug and greet each other by wishing them, Eid Mubarak.

Give Eidi and Gifts to the Younger Ones:

As a child, I have always been excited for EID, because receiving a lot of Eidi, more than any cousins, and getting all dressed up, sometimes dressing just like my sister, posing and working like twins, was the best thing, Mehandi the next big stuff for me, and that color…. jewelry and cakes everywhere… and the new notes as Eidi that is the thing which excites me even today, even after been grown up… Now as a grownup EID is like give and take, you have to give and receive… You have to get dressed and do the house chores. But still receiving Eidi and new notes are the most exciting things after Mehandi.

Every women and child in family use to gather to greet Eid greeting and to collect Eidi from elders as soon as they are back from Eid Prayers.

Note:

Not just your family members, but your housemaids and other servants are equal recipients to receive Eidi. Do remember them in your celebrations.

Visit the Resentful Relatives:

Are you still not in talking terms with your aunt or any of your blood relation? Then Eid is the best moment to cheer them up and forget all the issues or at least keep them aside.

Request:

Please do visit your resentful relatives and try to let go with the misunderstandings. Eid is a blissful day to mend hearts and to reconnect with the loved ones. Utilize it to spread happiness, peace, and harmony among relatives and friends.

Feast with Family:

Eid time is family time. These three days of Eid are the ultimate opportunity to have splendid family time. Rejoice every moment of Eid ul Fitr with some cheerful laughter, games, chit chat, gossips and family dinners along with those beautiful selfies and crazy amazing moments…

In case you are stuck up at home and waiting for guests to arrive, give yourself some me time, read or watch your favorite things… Its summer so stays indoor and hydrated…

Oh, and do you know this secret I am about to share?

The blessing of Six Fasts of Shawwal:

I have observed in the family that grandparents use to fast on the 2nd day of Eid till 7th of Shawal, like 6 more Roza after Eid…

I have always wondered the reason for extra Roza or for this particular act… Upon some research, it is advised to fast for 6 days in the month of Shawwal. From 2nd Shawal onwards, Muslims fast to earn blessings and Sawab.

According to Sahih Muslim, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has said:

“Whoever completes the fasts of Ramadan then adds to them the facts of six days in the month of Shawwal, it will carry the Sawab of fasting for the whole year.”

The significance of Six Shawwal fasts is clear from this Hadith. Muslims should avail this golden opportunity for acquiring enormous reward from Allah Almighty. It is preferable to fast from 2nd Shawwal to 7th Shawwal.

 

Have a blissful Eid ul Fitr!