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Public.gr to open books, music store in Cyprus July 19, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Business & Economy, Shopping.

The ‘Mall of Cyprus’ in the Shacolas Emporium Park will also include a Carrefour supermarket, food outlets (Burger King, McDonald’s), a Starbucks coffee shop, and retail stores from the Shacolas groups (Debenhams, Next, Zako, etc.).

The main ‘Mall of Cyprus’ will have total shop space of 27,500 sq.m., the new IKEA store and two adjacent retail buildings with a further 10,000 sq.m. In addition, the nearby DIY Home Centre will continue to operate independently, but will eventually be engulfed by the new complex.

One of the newcomers is Public, the books, music, games and peripherals store that already operates three outlets in Greece and plans to open the Nicosia store by the end of the year. The 1,900 sq.m. store will include sections or departments for books, music, sound and vision CDs and DVDs, computers, mobile phones, photography and gaming.

The holding company, PublicWorld SA, has already embarked on an ambitious recruitment drive to hire as many as 180 staff for all levels of work, from mid-management department heads, to marketing and sales, as well as engineers, cashiers and store keepers.

Public also attracts customers through its marketing gimmicks such as ‘in-store’ events, music downloading and surfing the Internet.

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