Who doesn’t like cricket? Everyone is in love with the cricket, no matter what the event is or where is it happening, people run after the players or the cricket match to follow the trend and to meet their favorite players. The crazy and hype are so that every time there is an announcement of cricket; people start to write crazy songs, play crazy tones, bring t-shirts and stuff to show their love for cricket and promote cricket.

The people whether the office staff or the home guardians, whenever they plan for a picnic or any gathering the top most favorite game is cricket, on tiring they plan of cards and other games but before that cricket is everything. Even on weekends, before the era of mobile phones people use to enjoy and interact through the games like cricket and football matches. Every family picnic has cricket like a compulsory thing. SO, now you know how important the cricket is and how it feels?

That was pretty general, now let’s talk about the companies and cooperate sector. The cooperate world is full on busy with the tasks and work. Somehow if they feel the need of having a good time, they arrange a picnic or an event. Now this event could be either a cricket tournament or a picnic at beach. The team has to vote and choose, now if you have a team full of boys you are in trouble (laughs). From a simple beach day to a night match, preference and vote goes to night match in many cases. Other these two options there is nothing for entertainment.

Being Imtiaz super market, the mind set of people is still as a branch, but hold on there is a head office too. This year the management of Imtiaz super market considered the fact of involving the branches in the tournament which makes the event more successful and crazier.

Now thought of the people who work in branches, are more active than the head office staffs….  As they are more active because they have to run from here and there, comparing to the head office, where you have to be seated on seat for 7 hours minimum to complete your task for/of the day.

The matches were supposed to be already tough as the teams on ground were stronger and also the teams were clueless about how other party plays. All the branches took place and the crazy maze was about to begin. The cricket fever of Imtiaz super market head office along with all the branches.

 

Last year we witness the crazy chain of back to back cricket matches only of head office and within the teams of head office. The teams were created within the head office and played at the ground after office on a Saturday, it was more of a day duty and night match. But this year…..

For further details about the last years cricket match please visit the link and read:

https://imtiazsupermarket.blog/2018/12/29/cooperate-event-of-ism-imtiaz-super-market/

 

This year something changed, not only the teams but also the matches were. Head office decided to involve the teams from all over the branches. The matches were held between the branches and the winner were suppose to have a match with the head office winning team.

Can you believe how many teams were there for real? And how many matches got played….

The matches between head office teams started after 7pm. Four teams were there, just like the previous one, TEAM HAWKS, TEAM TIGERS, TEAM SHAHEEN AND TEAM KINGS. But the team members were totally changed. Through balloting team players were selected. Everyone was given the benefit of doubt to play. Back to back matches were planned and a crazy round of matches held.

First match held between 2 team, the one lost is out, the winner has a chance to relax and prepare for the next. The other 2 have the match, the looser is out and winner has to beat the winner, and somehow somewhere these were the sets and that’s how they played.

The winner team who was in semifinals, actually played 3 matches and obviously the stamina goes off after such a performance. First match held, they won then second happened and they won again, now back to back crazy matches and obviously the stamina gave up, 3rd match and crucial time. started to play nonstop at 7pm till the ending of event at 4 or 5am in the morning…

One crazy night with so many people from branches and head office, teams and heads of all the dept, involve on a ground level to make and feel everyone is equal, a great entertainment along with no discrimination of position. This event was a surely a memorable one for all. The food stalls, the tea breaks, the excitement and shouting, from making the video till the editing, every single step, even the time when the teams were being selected everything was so on point and it felt so right that everyone has given the opportunity to play and to be a team player, which also motivated the teams and players. One such event is important to boost the level of employee in so many ways and manners.

Fortunately, the team from head office won the semifinals but couldn’t beat the branch team in the finals. Many congrats to the winning team (the branch team), and the runner up (head office team). Some cash vouchers and trophies were distributed at the end of ceremony.

This was another ISM league. You can watch the highlights of the match on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe our channel.

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Fish, everyone loves to have fish specially in winters. Fish is easy to cook, an instant yet healthy thing to have. People refer to fish for diet purposes even as it is healthy and full of nutrition. Fish is considered a cheap source of protein diet.

Sea has a lot to offer us. Many kinds of Fishes are there, but not every fish is eatable.

Do you know shark fish is also eatable?

Yeah, you read it right, shark fish which is hard to catch and is expensive fish to have is eatable. Shark fish has a special part which is non-eatable, rest is just like an ordinary fish. Somewhere on the national geographic channel, there was this program in which they show unpredictable things that people eat and drink and are expensive. Being in a Muslim country I doubt that but then again, life and people are unpredictable. Ever heard of snake blood, people do drink snake blood to remain young. So, as they eat shark fish for some purpose.

Anyways, let’s read that in Pakistan what kinds of fishes are available:

Pakistan is a country of diverse landscapes, wildlife, and ecosystem. The rivers and lakes in Pakistan provide a home for fish . Pakistan is home to both; homegrown and exotic fish species.

There are 531 species of fish in Pakistan. 233 of them are freshwater. Mahseer is the national dish of Pakistan. (according to the Wikipedia). Can you believe that we have 531 types of fishes?

There are over 25 native cold-water fish species and three exotic fish species restricted to the northern area of the country. (according to another research)

The species of fishes have been vulnerable by changing environmental conditions and overfishing in most of the rivers and lakes. The total maritime zone of Pakistan is over 30 percent of the land area.

Marine fish is marketed as fresh, frozen, canned, cured, reduced to fishmeal, other purposes, and some retained by fishermen for their own use. The freshwater catch is marketed fresh for local consumption. Out of the total marine fish production, the percentage for human consumption ranged between 65 and 70 percent in 2006. The rest of the catch was used for other purposes, especially reduction to fishmeal.

Fish and shrimp processing are usually divided into mechanical and non-mechanical processing. The mechanical category includes freezing plants, canning, fishmeal plants, and fish liver oil extraction plants. In the non-mechanical category, there are dried fish, dried shrimp, shark fin, fish maw/stomach, live lobster, live crab, and fish roes/ovaries. There are 27 processing plants for the production of frozen products in Pakistan, one for canning and 8 for fishmeal processing. Almost 100 percent of the frozen and canned fishery products are exported, while the bulk of the processed fishmeal is used in the country in the manufacture of poultry feed or fish feed.

Karachi fish Harbor handles about 90% of fish and seafood caught in Pakistan and 95% of fish and seafood exports from Pakistan. (According to different articles)

That was the facts and researches about fishes!

Now let’s talk about the availability of fishes and where can we reach them. Obviously, the fish market is one of the places where you can easily find your kind of fish but due to the smell and stuff people, especially ladies avoid to visit that tacky and smelly place. So, what’s next? Where else can you find fresh fish?

Imtiaz supermarket a place where you will find more items than you think and know. From frozen to fresh, grocery to laundry and stationery to clothes, you will find everything under one roof. When Imtiaz supermarket has so much to offer than why not meat chicken and fish?

Here you will find 25 types of fishes that you can purchase at a good price and are fresh. They are available at the Gulshan branch, DHA branch, Malir Cantt branch and Tariq Road branch.

Here is the list of fishes that you will easily find in/at Imtiaz supermarket branches.

  1. Black Pomfret (Small)
  2. Chakori
  3. Dhaati
  4. Fresh Water RAHU (Large)
  5. Fresh Water RAHU (Small)
  6. King fish (Surmai)
  7. Mangra fish Boneless
  8. Mulla
  9. Mushka
  10. Prawns
  11. Queen fish (Saram)
  12. Raawas
  13. Red Snapper (Heera)
  14. Round Sole
  15. Silver Grunter (Dhotar)
  16. Tuna fish Boneless
  17. Tuna fish
  18. White Dandia
  19. White Kund
  20. White Pomfret (Large)
  21. White Pomfret (Small)
  22. Yellow fish (Goli)
  23. Baby Bekti (Daangri)
  24. Black Kund
  25. Black Pomfret (Large)

DO you know you can check the freshness of fish?

Yes, now you can easily check the fish is fresh or not by looking at the gills of a fish, fresh fish gills are bright red or pink in color. Fresh fish has a mild scent and moist flesh, and appear freshly cut. Whole fish have bright, bulging eyes, this is also another hint of checking the freshness.

Don’t purchase fish that has a strong, fishy odor.

Frozen fish should meet the fresh-smell test and have taut packaging with no evidence of ice or blood.

So, here’s our talk about fish and kinds and stuff, if you like it then don’t forget to like and comment below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel where you will find more amazing videos and Wednesday facts.

Until next time 😉

Remember the days when shopping required going till the market and searching in the aisles for hours alone? Those days are over!

Over the years, shopping trends have changed vastly and for the good! The retail industry has transformed and today instead of consumers having to adapt to a brand’s conditions, the retails try more and more to be efficient and adapt to consumer preferences while making their service more convenient for the customers.

There was a time, before the trend of supermarkets and hypermarkets, when one had to visit each shop one by one, looking for a particular product at a particular shop assigned for it. Shopping was a chore that required lots of effort. However with time, with the popularity of supermarkets and hypermarkets, where one could find anything and everything and that too, in the widest assortment and at market prices, or lower, things changed!

From a chore, shopping turned into something that people started enjoying! These supermarkets not only became a house to thousands of amazing products that people go to buy, but they also became a hangout space for many where they could go with their mates, observe whatever is available and note it down for next time! Also, with supermarkets like Imtiaz Super Market where activities like campaigns, lotteries, and giveaways are done so frequently, shopping became a source of fun and entertainment.

With a further change in trends and progress; the internet and e-commerce have seized the market. The trend of online shopping has increased phenomenally. With customized and private online websites, managed by an efficient team, brands make sure that consumers receive maximum services with minimum efforts.

Imtiaz Super Market is one of the most consumer-friendly supermarkets obviously aspires to be the best that it can be to provide its customers with the ultimate shopping experience. For this reason, adapting to the needs and demands of the consumers, the supermarkets aim to launch their e-commerce website sooner rather than later so the consumers can benefit from it and can access the thousands of products available in-store at their fingertips. This, however, definitely won’t affect the quality of service in-store and the provision of exceptional goods and services will be ensured to customers both online and offline.

Until the e-commerce website is launched, Imtiaz Super Market’s online web page continues to make things easy for its customers by providing them with information on the scope of the supermarket, its services and categories and the latest trends, packages and benefits. Also, with customer reviews and updated articles, customers are kept aware of the general opinion of audiences.

Another shopping trend that has been observed is the ever-increasing sense of social consciousness. With the spread of awareness about the kind of environmental degradation that has been happening recently, customers are more inclined towards products that are more sustainable and brands that are more responsible.

The Imtiaz family is proud to inform its customers that Imtiaz Super Market is one of the most environment-friendly retails that cares about not only its customers but the wider surroundings as well. An eco-friendly initiative was taken at one of the branches of the Imtiaz supermarket (Malir branch) where plastic bags were replaced with paper bags to spread the message of a sustainable environment. The supermarkets aim to do this at every branch in the process of being more socially responsible.

Lastly, based on another latest shopping trend; consumers no more choose and visit brands solely on the basis of the products they are providing. Since almost everything is available online, if consumers are leaving their comfort zones and personally visiting stores to shop for things, they expect exceptional service in return.

The clientele of Imtiaz Super Market has nothing to worry about when it comes to customer care. Known for its fast service, the staff at Imtiaz is always present to assist and help the customers to look for anything they require along with guiding them about the various kinds of products available under the same department, varying by price and brands.

Conclusively, even though the shopping trends have changed massively throughout the years, it is a fact, that change is constant and to succeed one has to adapt to it. For this reason, Imtiaz Super Market prides itself on being the most consumer-friendly retails, adapting to their requirements, needs, and demands rapidly.

Tag – meaning chit.

Initially when you hear word tag what do you think of?

Tag – Brand tag, telling about a brand.

Tag – Size tag, telling about the size or size chart.

Tag – A movie

Or a Tag – telling about price known as the price tag.

Have you ever noticed the tags?

Obviously, the price tag is something that people notice every time while buying or while evaluating whether they should buy it or not.

Today let me tell you something strange about the tags. Some facts that we never know and some general discussion which might help you.

Tags are kept to point out something important. Even in books, we have bookmarked or we tag a few pages to remind ourselves, the same goes for a product. Each product has a tag and tags play an important role.

Now tag could be anything, in fashion tags are size tag and price tag, in normal general products price tag is everything. Since the decision is based on price 😉 don’t believe it, try it yourself.

Price tag plays a vital role in everyone’s life, especially when they are shopping on a budget. So, let me ask you something have you ever encountered a special tag that shouts and says: Hey, buy me!! I am on a discount 😉?

Imtiaz Super Market is the pioneer, is now taking more steps towards innovations and introducing a new system of tags. When you are going to shop online you know that this product is on sale, all the promotional prices are already mentioned on banners and the display picture also has it. But when you talk about the retail industry, and shop or a supermarket, they have to go through a proper channel of changing price and a chain of command is going on which nobody knowns until you are an insider or you have an interview with the insider. Only on the counter, you get to know or on the slip, the discount is mentioned. Until then you never know about the promotional items. Or the other case is that the products are displayed on special aisles and corners to grab attention. As there is no special color or boldness to highlight it discounts mention on products or there is no indicator that tells you about the previous price and the discounted price.

Sometimes, we don’t even know that this product was on sale or available on discounted rates until unless someone says so… After a survey, we got to know that half of the people have an issue in finding the discounted rates. Knowing this we have decided to recreate some tags.

Red tags – that is something which we come up and now the real challenge is how did we implement it or how did we test it. We kept some tags in red color, and places in the different aisles to see the reactions of people and to know whether it attracts or not.

Why choosing RED color – Red is the symbol of love, anger, heart, blood, rose, warmth, emergency, alert and danger… when there is something serious, we say RED that means high alert, emergency, warning or danger even. Red is a prominent color, which means red will grab attention.

So, Red was selected to give an alert and was a way to attract people which it did… people asked what is this and why a change in color of tag?

Then we start educating people about our red tags, about the change of color of the price tag. We also check to put it in different portions, different segments, so that people can see and we can judge, is it even worth all the efforts?

Being a supermarket, they need to keep on bringing new ideas that attract the audience. After weekly magazines and promotion offers every week, when they visited the branch, they find that people are still not attracted to the discounted price. But why so? Why even after magazine and everything they are not attracted to the products?

The answer was they use to get lost in the variety of items and also not finding the discounted price. So, now whenever they enter, they can easily see oh that’s the red tag and that means discounted it should be in magazines and even if not in the magazine this will be on discount. Sometimes being supermarket you have a lot of promotions. Adding so much to the magazine or on social media gives a weird look and possibly is hard to cover. Some promotions are live on in branches directly but are not communicated to the channels like social media and magazines or are also for the limited time that they cannot be added in a magazine.

Now! After this red tag, the customer has easy access to the discounted rate items. And by means of discounted is that: “everyone who shops from Imtiaz Super Market knows that Imtiaz gives the best rates,” lower than the market and discount rate means less than the Imtiaz  price, which means a very good rate.

Ouch, haven’t I told you so much about the tags? And the red tag?

Now I hope whenever you will visit Imtiaz Super Market you will find a red tag for discount prices. And just by the way Imtiaz super market, normal price tags are currently WHITE which will be turning to “Blue”, the sooner the better as their base color is blue and orange.

SSShhh doesn’t let others know this secret 😉 and for more such inside stories stay tune and to know more such scenes please come back 😊 until next time…

Word wedding sounds so cool, like a bed of roses and dreams of traveling and enjoying and fun and a movie that only has a happy ending.

Today I will be discussing a few wedding points or facts, some light that is important to shed on, that we really need to know.

First of all, if we think it is a bed of roses than let me fix it for you…. NO! it’s not and yeah, a bed of roses for a beautiful stunning bride only and then it’s all a waste. Oh! don’t worry, waste is the petals of roses that were decorated.

Okay so wedding, that word is fascinating for so many people, on so many levels but hold on let’s discuss the things here in detail and then will debate on it, “a bed of roses or a pile of responsibilities?”

The wedding comes with a load of responsibilities that you need to understand with love, care, patience, and compromise.

Wedding; “Qabool hai” and she said; “yes”

It’s not a day that just happen, it’s a life that goes on with the rest of your life. For a girl, she has to leave her house family friend’s job and everything she owns and for boys he has to make changes in everything he does, make space for his spouse in his room and life.

When there is a family meets up, and when things are going smooth the date is set and from that time till the time of leaving one home and going into the next is crucial.

For some people, it’s lifetime imprisonment and for some it’s good, everyone has a different story to share but things that remain constant are

  • Baat pakki
  • Mehandi
  • Nikkah
  • Parlor
  • Wedding
  • Ruksati
  • Valima

An Emotional Roller Coaster

And loads of shopping in between all this.

From the day the date is decided, planning for booking a hall, the parlor and all the list of items that are or will be required for the bride in the new home is set. Slowly the trips to the market are set and slowly the house is loaded with items that will be soon gone in the new home.

Different market visits are compulsory for the rates and for God knows whatnot. People often visit the Imtiaz Super Market as well for the purchasing.

Whether it is jewelry or makeup or innerwear people do shop them from Imtiaz Super Market , even sometimes the gift items, chocolates and showpieces crockery and other items that are necessary and are available at Imtiaz Super Market  people do buy. The reason it’s affordable and reliable, along with quality products. Also, most items are covered under one roof.

Some people say we are against dowry and they refuse to take the items, whereas majority people are greedy and take the dowry, if for not themselves then for their family, like “bahu s ly lu Behan ko dyne mai kam ayega” or “bahu ye ly ayegi toh ye nikaldaingy kharab hogae hai”. It as portrayed in the drama’s as well and to so many levels this is so wrong but the norms……

The word Bahu or daughter in law is the extremely crucial word because the things the daughter is allowed to do the daughter in law is not allowed to do. There is always a difference between daughter and daughter in law.

This topic is a long and debatable one so right now let me tell you about the festival magazine and the discounts Imtiaz Super Market  is offering on cosmetics and electronics that can help you create your wedding package also don’t forget to show your loyalty card in end to have the points and more offers on our loyalty program.

Until next time take care 😉