That one day that every kid fears and runs away from? But the same day that their parents just can’t stop thinking about and waiting for?

Yep. You got it right….

Result day!

There has never been a student who waits for result day and isn’t nervous about it, no matter how big of a nerd they be. There are two things that can happen on the day of results… either you get a gift and a hug or you get some really harsh scolding and if things go really bad… a slap.

As nerve-wracking as this whole process of waiting, finally finding out and then waiting again for the reaction you would get from your parents was, the kind of satisfaction we felt when the result was good and our parents were satisfied was out of this world!

That smile that your mother would give you, the pat from your father… perfect. Then they’d take you out for lunch or dinner or get you a gift. The way of gifting and the gifts we received kept evolving with time. Today, I’m here with another new gift idea.

Result season is here and while I write this, I too am just as nervous about mine as many of you might be. I have no idea what my result is going to be but I do know what I want as a gift if it’s good!

This year I don’t want to go out for lunch or dinner or ice cream. I would much receive some cash so I can buy what I want and when I want. I mean, why not? I don’t understand how gifting someone what you like and expecting them to like it, is fair? I know cash doesn’t sound and look as good as a gift, especially if it’s a relative you need to gift and I have a solution for that too!

GIFT CARDS!

So a gift card is basically a much sophisticated, cute and creative version of gifting cash and honestly, it’s the best creation ever!

At Imtiaz Super Market, you can purchase gift cards of Rs. 500, 1000, 2500 and 5000. So you even have the option of choosing a gift card based on how happy you are with the result! How convenient!!

The time limit to use your gift card is one YEAR! So from the moment you receive this special gift, you have a whole year to decide and choose what YOU want and purchase it from any of the branches of Imtiaz Super Market. It could be clothes, shoes, eatables, fragrances… anything!

Another option that I don’t mind receiving as a gift is CHOCOLATES! Who doesn’t like chocolates?! Chocolate, after you find out your result was good, is nothing but sweet addition to your relief!

Actually, even if the result isn’t good… chocolates are known to be really good for depression and mood swings. So if you have a friend whose result isn’t that good and he/she is not satisfied, you can still gift them a bar of their favorite chocolate that you bought from Imtiaz Super Market to make them feel a little better, considering that there is the widest assortment of both local and international chocolates available there.

Also, there is one last thing that I want to share with you all. In my opinion, we overthink and stress too much about our results. I mean, it’s good to be worried about your future but it’s completely different if you start deriving your self-worth based on your results. Your grades and points do NOT define you and you DESERVE a gift for your efforts no matter what!

So this year, regardless of what grade you or your loved ones achieve, make sure you treat yourself,  your relatives, friends and especially the little ones with a chocolatey treat or a super cute and useful gift card for their hard work.

Don’t forget to do so and let us know in the comment section below, the reaction you receive at the gifts!

Hi, guys, I m back with a new topic to discuss tell and talk… Imtiaz super market, yes, the brand itself, and what about this brand…. Here’s what I got for you all…

Whenever we hear about this name Imtiaz super market we all think about the branch… like if anyone ever says Imtiaz super market the first thing we all have in mind is branch!!!

You work where? Imtiaz super market oh okay which branch?

Followed by some of these more questions like:

How many branches and which branch to be precise, what in the branch, a sale person, what do you wear, where do you work in a branch, does branch have some sitting arrangements and so much more…

I mean why only branch why don’t people let us complete?

And when I say Head office, they all are like……

They are clueless and weird….

Now for the pleasure and laughter, I say Imtiaz super market and let them think whatever they want…

Then somedays I say head office only and let them think what and which head office…

And then somedays I say ISM head office, Imtiaz super market has a head office and I work there, please do visit our website to know more about us… and leave 😊

I feel happy whenever I say the complete thing, feels like it’s only you who knows about it, remaining the world is in dark 😀

So again …

Does Imtiaz super market have a head office?

Where is it’s head office, what happens there? And so many other questions are there which we can ask and should ask but…. We don’t ask, or people don’t ask even if they want to…

Which branch; branches are more famous than its head office and so many of us doesn’t even know about it… even before coming or joining this place I don’t know about it, I searched Facebook, I visited the website and I googled, nothing was updated… also, it was confusing, but once I was hired I was…

Whenever I visit Imtiaz super market branch, I do think about the office, there must be an office where people sit and work, other than being on the floor and working… I try to look and find where is the office because in branch there’s no sitting, no office table or office stuff… or maybe I overlook while looking to deep in there…… there’s nothing like an office, so its more like a question which I use to ask to myself…

Now I just wonder how easy it is for us to overlook and to neglect the little things or door we see…

So, let me tell you about the head office and a small or brief of what happens here:

We (team Imtiaz super market head office) consists of so many people, and by means of so many I mean thousands of people work under the name of Imtiaz super market, in total its more than 6000 workers, (including managers and peon all and everyone)

In the head office, there are the director and HOD’s of all the dept.

Along with them, there are some vendors/purchasers, who deal with the companies, which to bring on board and at what price.

We have our contact center team, which helps out the customers online, by means of on calls, via msgs and social media.

We have an e-commerce and marketing teams respectively which works passionately and more than the duty hours because creativity needs time to explore. This team includes of the digital media team, who handles all the social networks, along with the creative team which supports a lot in creating posts and content for magazines and all the creative work that you see on our page. We have our content marketing team, which looks out for the trends also helps with PR and communications. We have a media team in house, who covers all the events and helps us in making our in-house content.

The loyalty dept, and the IT dept. we have interesting dept with interesting people around, who not only learn and train, but also share knowledge with each other so that we have the opportunity

We have our import dept, which takes cares of all the important stuff.

We also have our finance dept, audit, and payables.

The admin and HR teams are also here. HR teams conduct wonderful and successful training sessions.

These are the dept we have in head office and this is the overview of our head office, so why not trying joining this amazing workplace?

And that’s a wrap for now, until next time…

Let me know in the comment section, what else you want to know more about the head office?

Hello friends, we are back with a new topic, and today we will be discussing picnics and fun…

So, are you a picnic lover?

Can you really manage picnic fun and office routine altogether?

Normally we all need a break from our hectic yet boring routine, boring because there are people who want change in their routine, and if they don’t get that particular change they use to be at their weakest point, they become fragile and want to quit.

So, apparently change is what everyone needs once a while, an opportunity to prove that they can to be experimental, sometimes we need to switch, its not that we should be expert, but trial and for a changing job change or role change even if its for a day, one should try, it gives us a chance to learn something new, also if incase that what we feel from a distance about the ease and about the job that how great other work is and our job is so…. This opportunity makes us learn that everyone has a skill of dealing with the scenario.

Anyways, our topic is an annual picnic and being a super market, like Imtiaz super market, a super market which works like every day which is open and serving its customers like anything, it feels really odd, do these people take a break ever? And so many more questions arise, along with people being exhausted and yes people do get exhausted because everyone needs a break once a while.

The head office also works for 6 days a week, but this week was exceptional as this week we all worked for 5 days because yes, we had our annual picnic day, which half of us enjoyed by staying at home and half of the staff enjoyed partying at the destination.

Talking about the destination, it was a dream world. Personally, I don’t like a dream world, because I feel like there are so many restrictions for an outsider, you can not really enjoy the things and facilities they offer, you can only roam around the place, like walk, more walk, and some more walk…. 😀

This time when we visited dream world, the weather betrayed us, usually, these days morning is so cool, but that particular morning was a bit rough, we reached office at 8 am because we have to reach at dream world at 9 am for the breakfast. They have a variety even in the breakfast, but what I feel is that the more variety you have, the more tasteless is becomes.

Anyways, the road trip the bus and the fun in the bus was amazing, as our team was the one dancing and singing so we really didn’t feel the distance was long, and omg the punctuality of timings was amazing, dot 8 am the bus was full of people and was about to leave, but we have to ask them to wait for a few people as they were late, so we waited for 10mins and then the bus left. Same in the evening bus left dot at 5 pm because we have to reach here at 6 pm. (Here means head office)

The sun was fully in the mood to burn us all, but our strength was way more than that, so we had a lot of fun along with the sunburn 😀

Things that were allowed to do and we did are in details so please keep reading and let me know how much do you agree and can relate to our story?

Do you guys like the dream world?

Oh, just by the way, in this official office picnic, the family was allowed, we could have brought 2 more people with us, and it wasn’t for free, we will have to pay 2100 for anyone we were thinking to bring along.

I was only excited to take the horse ride and pictures with the horse because there is a proper staircase which leads you to the horse height and makes easy for you to sit on a horse. As a person I am hell scared for horse ride but I want to experience it, so when we reach there and after breakfast, I thought of going for a horse ride, but then thanks to the hot weather…. Horse riding was available but due to the garmi, we didn’t take a horse ride.

What else was allowed? Let me think … ummm….

Wave pool, where we enjoyed a lot, underwater pictures and whatnot, in the pool we felt way better, but the water had extra chlorine and bitter water, even if accidentally you have it in your mouth you will feel yakh…. 😀 Still the experience was outstanding.

Within the departments, we have a singing competition too. some of them have a soft voice for songs whereas others have (phatadhol) sorry for the weird word (:D evil laughs) but yeah, some singers are really bathroom singers and should remain that way 😀

Lunch break, the time of lunch was almost closed, so we took a lunch break and had a lot of Gulab jamun, because as I have mentioned earlier that when you have a lot to choose from the taste automatically disappear. Desserts were really good and the food was okayish…

After that, we left for having some more experience because why not if we are on the picnic, we should explore….

Boating was also allowed and yes, we did take a boat ride too… It wasn’t a good experience because the boats were damage and pedals are very hard to push.

After boating, we all decided to go for horse riding but its way to long, as told you all you have to walk and walk, it was like going from east to west, and due to our extreme climate change, we were all drained in the middle of that way.

On looking right and left we felt that the bowling alley was nearby which was also opened for us, but then again when we arrived the time for bowling was over bad luck 😛

We were overtired because we had fun even on Friday night, we went ocean mall, and that’s another topic which we will cover later on in another blog, so for that stay with us…

So, after all of that, we went to the café where we sat and had a tea break which was basically the end of our picnic, we sat, drank and we talked and talked.

On our way back we all were so freaking tired that halfway we slept and on reaching office we all felt like we are not part of this universe 😀

So, this was the end and a wrap of how we had celebrated our official picnic of Imtiaz super market head office.

Let us know in the comment section below about your picnics and how you all enjoy and do on picnics.

Until next time 😊

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.