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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!

 

 

Hello people, I am back with another intro or fact about Imtiaz Super Market.

Let’s talk about its first branch, i.e. Bahadurabad branch.

I know, people say a lot about that branch, as it is congested, the customer feels suffocated at times while shopping, as initially it was a small shop and slowly it has expanded to this level.

They have the medicine section on the left side, than different sections, starting from tea milk coffee pasta different rows different items, than going to its backside, where there are chocolates, crossing that part and going into a zone where there are rice, further going inside there are oil, ghee, food essence, food masala, like shan and others, further moving into a section where there are ponam products, from dry fruits to herbs.

While visiting the section of herbs and dry fruits you will encounter a section of crockery too. Amazing range of crockery and kitchen accessories. Coming back to where you have started off, you will see stairs, and another section offering more categories to witness.

I was surprised to see how much this branch has grown. Amazing jewelry section, purses, key chains, and apparel section and much more awaiting there to serve and entertain its customers in such an astounding price.

Because after all, Imtiaz Super Market’s mission is to earn customer’s loyalty, to unlock the potential of customers buying power to improve their quality of life.

This branch offers a lot more categories, like chocolates and frozen food, a variety of butter, cream, and cheese.

Visit us, and let us know how was your experience of visiting our branch and categories, what are your reviews, and how can we make it better. Do write to us so that we know.

 

Feeling weird? Don’t feel. Let me tell you some secrets about papaya. Papaya has some magically properties for your skin and your tummy.

Small papaya has 300% of vitamin C which is highly recommended to consume on a daily basis. (please consult a doctor, as mentioned things are in general, doesn’t

’t mean that it will suit your body type).First of all, let me tell you about how magically papaya can be for controlling weight, high blood pressure, and prevention of diabetes.

Papayas are used in so many ways, ripe, unripe and dried.

Some properties to take a note on:

  1. High in fiber.
  2. Rich in minerals and vitamins.
  3. Rich in antioxidants.

 

Note: Consult a dermatologist before using papaya for your skin and/or hair.

Magically for Skin want to know how? Readout yourself.

  1. Nourishes Skin:

For moisturizing your skin and feel beautiful, all you need is 1 tablespoon of papaya along with 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix it well as a paste, apply the mixture on your face for 30 minutes. After that wash it with cold water.

  1. Clears Pigmentation and Dark Circles:

Pigmented skin, no problem, papaya has got you covered, it has skin lightening property which makes your skin soft and fair, also helps clear blemishes and pigmentation. Will be sharing two tips with you guys, try and tell us how does your skin feel?

  • One Tablespoon of papaya juice with cotton balls. How to use these, soak cotton balls in papaya juice, apply it to the affected area, keep it for 15 
  • minutes then wash it with cold water.
  • Take a ¼ cup of papaya pulp, 1 tablespoon of honey and a ½ teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Mash and mix all the ingredients converting it in a paste, after washing your face and patting it to dry apply the mask (paste) for 15 to 20 minutes. Use lukewarm water to gently wipe off the mask, then wash your face with cold water. For fair skin apply this at least once a week.
  • papaya peel helps in reducing wrinkles. Take papaya peel to rub it all over your neck and face. Wash it with cold water after 20 minutes.
  • For treating dark circle, you need unripe papaya/green papaya. It has a bleaching agent which erases skin discolorations. Take ¼ cup mashed green papaya, apply the paste on your dark circle for 10minutes, massage your skin gently with your fingertips, clean it with a hygienic cloth. Then wash your face with lukewarm water, do this on a regular basis for expelling dark circles.
  1. Helps in Treating Scars, Burns, and Skin Diseases like Eczema and Psoriasis:

Papaya has another magic of healing wounds, scars, and skin irritations. So, the next time you feel skin irritation, try using papaya and see the magic for yourself. Raw papaya when mashed and applied to the affected area, it prevents the redness and itchiness.

Let us know how helpful this blog was for you? Want to know more about the benefits of papaya? Stick with us, we will be back with few more benefits of papaya. Till then write to us your thoughts and how helpful it was for you?

Comment down your thoughts. 🙂

You can write to us too, for being part of our blog, and if we like your blog it will be published in our magazine. So, don’t forget to put on some effort and write us your feedback at [email protected]

You have encountered a lot of co-operating events, but thinking about Imtiaz Super Market, nobody can think about a cooperate sport event, cause people here still think that working in Imtiaz Super Market means a branch, a store where you can be a sales girl or on cash counter or may be on a different role in a different section, but you are working on a store level in some branch.

So, with this kind of a mindset whenever we say a cooperate event it’s really hard to clear the dust-out 😊



Here we are going to talk about the HEAD OFFICE of Imtiaz Super Market which arranged a Cricket Tournament, naming it asImtiaz Super Market, CRICKET LEAGUE”.


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Imtiaz Super Market CRICKET LEAGUE


It consisted of only Head Office colleagues, which includes department like HR, Audit, Procurement, Finance, IT, Marketing, Customer Contact Center and the TEA boys, even Peons were involved too, not as a tea boy or there post, but as a team player like one of us.

So, the good thing was, for this tournament, everyone was so involved that they actually forgot which dept they are from or which designation they had, they were all one and from there they were divided into four teams.



Everyone was excited, as it was a cricket tournament, and cricket is some kind of close to everyone. The spirit and the passion people have for cricket is commendable.

As this news revolved, everyone started to create a team regardless of any segregation of post, rooms or anything. As mentioned above 4 teams took place, one was led by HR head, one was led by Marketing head, one was by a Category manager (health and beauty) and the last team was led by a GRN maker. Everyone was given a fair chance to become lead or captain of the team. Almost 180 people were engaged in this tournament.

Names for the teams were: Imtiaz Super Market Hawks, Kings, Tigers, Shaheen.

The T-shirts and the flag somehow look like this:

For this tournament, our managers were kind enough to find some sponsors as well, which were PONAM, IMTIAZ, OVEN FRESH, HOME SENSE.

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TROPHIES | Proud Partners


The match started at around 7 PM and was fully active till morning 5 AM, back to back all the matches were fixed.


Imtiaz Super Market League which turned out to be an amazing event. Some people got some serious injuries even, and some got minor injuries. All the excitement and all the hype all the practices were worth it totally. They did some polling before the match that what everyone thinks about the teams and a wild guess who will win. The results were somehow expected as per the hype. The final match and results of the back to back match were totally unexpected. Totally the opposite of what we thought.

Sharing some amazing glimpses from that event:

And the match won by our HR dept, Imtiaz Super Market Shaheen.

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SHAHEEN|WINNERS

Many congrats to the winning team, and the runner-up.

Some gifts and trophies were distributed at the end of the ceremony.

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For now, that’s all about the cooperate cricket event by Imtiaz Super Market.