Bhat-Bhateni Super Market was established in 1984 by Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung, the company’s Owner and Chairman, as a ‘single shutter’ 120 sq. ft. cold store. Since then, Mr. Gurung, who gave up a lucrative career in banking to dedicate himself to the store, has overseen the company as it has grown from its humble beginnings to becoming a household name in the country. Today, Bhat-Bhateni has a combined 1,000,000 sq. ft. sales area across its 18 locations and employs 4,500 full-time employees 95 percent of who are women. With daily sales exceeding NRs. 5.5 Crore (USD 550,000.00), Bhat-Bhateni is also the largest taxpayer in the retail sector in Nepal.
Today, Bhat-Bhateni is Nepal’s leading supermarket and departmental store chain, spread out in Kathmandu the capital city and economic hub, and in all major cities around the country. Bhat-Bhatenis one of Nepal’s most trusted brands and sees a daily footfall of over 100,000 patrons.
As Nepal’s largest retail chain, Bhat-Bhateni offers a range of 150,000 products from 1,000 local and international suppliers. Ranging from groceries and fresh produce; cosmetics and toiletries; a broad range of international liquor; to an extensive choice of kitchenware, clothing, sporting goods, toys, and electronics, Bhat-Bhateni is committed to providing products of the highest quality, for the best prices.
Having seen meteoric growth over the past 35 years, Bhat-Bhateni remains committed to improving the shopping experience for its patrons and expanding its store locations in the country. To that end, Bhat-Bhateni will be unveiling 4 new supermarkets in 2019. Bhat-Bhateni also maintains the long-term goal of establishing farmer co-operatives in Nepal to source its fresh produce which will give employment to 50,000 people and likely position Bhat-Bhateni as the largest corporate taxpayer in the country.
Bhat-Bhateni continues to be a leader in corporate responsibility and employment opportunities. It is at the heart of our commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around Nepal. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) could become a key driver for the company’s success.