Being the biggest city in Pakistan, Karachi is home to some of the largest and most popular supermarkets and hypermarkets in the country. They are found in almost every corner of the city, adding to the convenience of people living in different neighbourhoods.
One of the major benefits of visiting a large-scale departmental store is that you can easily get done with all your household shopping in one go, which saves you from the hassle of visiting the market again and again. Also, most of these supermarkets in Karachi come up with seasonal discounts and offers for the holy month of Ramadan.
In this blog, we have listed down and discussed some of the top supermarkets in Karachi, a few of which belong to the international chains of superstores.
List of the Top Supermarkets in Karachi
Some of Karachi’s most famous superstores and hypermarkets are:
- Chase Up
- Chase Value
- Imtiaz Supermarket
- Bin Hashim
- Diamond Super Market
- SPAR Supermarket
Carrefour, formerly known as Hyperstar, is an international chain of hypermarkets that has two branches in Karachi: one in Dolmen Mall Clifton and one in LuckyOne Mall. The hypermarket is owned and operated by Majid-ul-Futtaim, which is one of the largest Emirati holding companies based in Dubai.
Whether you are looking to buy fresh fruits, household appliances, furniture, clothing items, accessories, or stationery, Carrefour is undoubtedly the go-to place for you. This supermarket chain in Karachi is located in two of the largest shopping malls in Karachi, which means it offers the convenience of ample parking space and valet service to visitors.
Along with offering bundle deals and discount offers on products, Carrefour runs a loyalty program by the name of “My Club”, which gives you reward points on your purchases. You can sign up for it by downloading the Carrefour app on your mobile phone. The app can also be used to place online orders as Carrefour also operates one of the largest online grocery stores in Karachi.
Opening Hours: 10 am till midnight (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the timings of Carrefour may vary due to Ramadan.
METRO supermarket in Karachi is owned and managed by Metro-Habib Group. The first-ever branch of METRO was established on University Road near Safari Park in 2007. However, after the merger with Makro-Habib group in 2012, the chain of METRO departmental stores spread in different parts of the city. As of now, there are three branches of METRO in Karachi including the oldest one which is located on University Road. The other two stores are on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Malir Cantt Road.
Since it is one of the largest departmental stores in the city, all the locations of METRO supermarkets are equipped with spacious parking lots to facilitate visitors. Like other popular supermarkets, METRO offers products at a lower cost compared to many other local shops and grocery stores.
The departmental store offers a wide array of pantry items, dairy products, grocery, and household supplies. All these products are also available on the online store of METRO. According to their official website, they provide doorstep delivery all over the country.
Opening Hours: 10 am till midnight (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the opening hours of METRO may vary due to Ramadan.
Chase was one of the first departmental stores in Karachi, which was established in the 1970s. It has been serving the city of lights for more than five decades. From groceries to household supplies, kitchenware, clothing items, and a huge variety of electronic appliances, the hypermarket sells everything you need.
Chase is one of the largest chains of superstores in Karachi, which currently operates six stores in the city located at Jail Chowrangi, Hyderi, North Karachi, Shahrah-e-Pakistan, North Nazimabad, and Clifton. You can also purchase groceries online from Chase, which offers doorstep delivery services all over the country.
Opening Hours: 11 am till 11 pm (Monday to Thursday and Sunday), 3 pm till 11 pm (Friday)
Please note that the opening hours of Chase may vary due to Ramadan.
With a similar name, Chase Up is also one of the oldest and most popular supermarkets in Karachi. Its foundation was laid in 1984 and was opened on the main Shaheed-e-Millat road. You’ll find a never-ending variety of household supplies and grocery items in Chase Up. The brand has also got very famous for dealing in clothing products and fashion accessories, which are available in almost all of its outlets nationwide.
The affordable rates of the available products and lots of discounted deals and promotions make it a preferred choice for customers looking for a budget-friendly and all-in-one shopping experience.
The leading superstore currently has six outlets in the entire city. The locations include NIPA Chowrangi, Shaheed-e-Millat Road (the oldest one), Hassan Square, Hyderi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and near Sea View in Clifton.
Karachi’s Biggest Outlet of Chase Up is Now Open at Johar Chorangi
The wait is over! Chase Up’s biggest outlet in Karachi is now open in The Mega Mall & Residency — one of the city’s most prominent mixed-use developments. Situated in the immediate vicinity of the very famous Jauhar Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, this newly opened supermarket is very easy to locate and conveniently accessible from many different parts of the city.
Opening Hours: 11 am till 11 pm (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the opening hours of Chase Up may vary due to Ramadan.
Another popular departmental store with the word “Chase” in its name is Chase Value. The first outlet of Chase Value was opened in the city back in 2009 on the main Khalid Bin Waleed road. According to the super store’s official website, it offers more than 8000 products that fall under hundreds of categories.
Unlike other hypermarkets that we have mentioned in the list so far, Chase Value doesn’t offer edible groceries. Major product categories available in the store include cosmetics, clothing, home decor, and fashion accessories among other items.
As of now, Chase Value is running a network of three departmental stores in Karachi. Their store locations are main Shaheed-e-Millat road (the first branch), Five Star Chowrangi in Nazimabad, and near Aladin Park in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Chase Up also runs a fully equipped online shopping platform, which delivers products all across the country.
Opening Hours: 11 am till 10 pm (Monday to Thursday), 2.30 pm till 10 pm (Friday). The store is closed on Sundays.
Please note that the opening hours of Chase Value Centre may vary due to Ramadan.
Quick Fact: Most people mistakenly think that Chase, Chase Up, and Chase Value belong to the same chain of supermarkets. However, these are actually three separate entities, operating businesses of similar nature in the City of Lights.
Operating since 1955, Imtiaz is probably the oldest supermarket in Karachi. It started as a small grocery store in one of the neighbourhoods in the city. After gaining immense popularity in the field of household and grocery shopping, Imtiaz Supermarket has now become a household name and is among the largest chains of hypermarkets in Karachi.
From groceries to bakery items, toiletries, and many other necessary home supplies, Imtiaz Supermarket is truly the one-stop shop for all your household shopping needs. To add to the convenience of shoppers, the superstore also offers loyalty cards, which allow its customers to gain points while shopping. These points can then be redeemed to make purchases or reduce the total bill amount. Like other hypermarkets, it also runs an online grocery and household shopping platform, which is currently offering doorstep delivery only for Karachi and Faisalabad.
The network of Imtiaz superstores in Karachi has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. It now operates many different branches in the city. The locations of Imtiaz stores in Karachi include Bahadurabad, Awami Markaz on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Bahadurabad, Jamaluddin Afghani Road, KPT Interchange on Korangi Road, near Sea View Beach in Clifton, Zamzama in DHA Phase 5, Malir Cantt., Nazimabad, Rashid Minhas Road, and Tariq Road.
Opening Hours: 11 am till midnight (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the opening hours of Imtiaz Supermarket may vary due to Ramadan.
Bin Hashim Pharmacy and Supermarket
Bin Hashim Pharmacy and Supermarkets, which is now one of the leading superstores in Karachi, started as a small grocery store at Safoora Chowrangi in 2010. It rapidly gained popularity among grocery shoppers living in the northeastern parts of the city.
Dealing in groceries, medicines, fashion accessories, kitchenware, household supplies, and kitchen appliances among many other items, Bin Hashim now serves as a fully-equipped pharmacy and supermarket.
Along with three stores located at Safoora Chowrangi (the very first one), Munawwar Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, and Shahrah-e-Pakistan in Federal B. Area, Bin Hashim Pharmacy and Supermarket also successfully runs an online store, which also offers you a wide array of products.
Opening Hours: 9 am till 10 pm (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the opening hours of Bin Hashim may vary due to Ramadan.
Diamond Supermarket is another new entrant in Karachi’s retail industry. It is a part of Qureshi Enterprises, one of the leading importers and distributors in the country. Serving the City of Lights for almost a decade with multiple outlets, it is now a highly popular destination among grocery shoppers of the metropolis. From groceries to cosmetics and fresh meat, fruits, and vegetables, Diamond Supermarket offers a wide variety of household products.
The branch network of Diamond Supermarket is spread across the city. The locations of its outlets in Karachi are Garden West (near Bagh-e-Halar), Garden West (near Jamat Khana), Federal B. Area, Clifton (near Do Talwar), and North Nazimabad.
Opening Hours: 9 am till 10 pm (Seven Days a Week)
Please note that the opening hours of Diamond Supermarket may vary due to Ramadan.
SPAR Supermarket is a part of a large chain of international supermarkets. Serving the global supermarket industry for more than eight decades, it has more than 13,500 stores worldwide. Around half a decade ago, SPAR entered the Pakistani market. It opened its first store in the locality of Sharfabad Karachi. It is also a fully-fledged superstore offering a plethora of household items, grocery products, and even medicines.
As of now, there are three outlets of SPAR in Karachi. You can find them in Sharfabad (the very first outlet), KDA, and the newly-opened one in North Nazimabad. The expansion of this supermarket chain is underway and its DHA Phase 8 outlet has also opened just a few months ago.
Opening Hours: 8 am till 7 pm (Monday to Saturday) The store is closed on Sundays
Please note that the opening hours of SPAR may vary due to Ramadan.
This brings us to the end of our detailed overview of the largest and most popular supermarkets in Karachi. The above list will help you locate and learn more about the nearest superstore to your home. Make sure to follow all these rules for a safe grocery shopping experience during the coronavirus pandemic.
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