The nine new outlets are expected to anchor the respective retail centres which they will set up shop. These outlets are listed as the following:
- SS15 Courtyard Mall in Subang Jaya;
- M City, Jalan Ampang;
- Tropicana Avenue, Persiaran Tropicana;
- Plaza Arcadia in Desa ParkCity;
- Melawati Mall in Taman Melawati;
- Tamarind Square in Cyberjaya;
- Empire City Mall in Damansara Perdana;
- myTOWN Shopping Centre in Maluri, Cheras; and
- EkoCheras Mall, Jalan Cheras.
PTLM has confirmed that Village Grocer, together with Golden Screen Cinemas, will be anchoring the upcoming EkoCheras Mall on Jalan Cheras in suburban Taman Mutiara Barat. The mall is targeted to open by end of 2017.
Back in 1997, the owners of Village Grocer, Ong Kim Too and his family, opened their first supermarket called Pasaraya OTK at Medan Idaman Business Centre, Jalan Gombak in Taman Setapak. The family had operated a sundry shop in Gombak since the 1950s.
The supermarket grew well with strong support from the local community, and later the family added two new outlets in Sentul and Puchong in 2000 and 2003 respectively.
The family ventured into the premium grocery market after the owners of Bangsar Village approached them to develop a neighbourhood grocery for the mall which was then undergoing refurbishment works.
Subsequently, Village Grocer expanded into Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara in 2009 and another in 1 Mont Kiara Mall in 2011. An outlet opened at the Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya in May 2015.
Village Grocer replaced Presto Supermarket in Citta Mall, Ara Damansara in April this year. The store design was revamped, new sections were introduced and featured cozy ambience.
Its latest outlet opened last month at Avenue K shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur city centre, the same place where a second Presto Supermarket once stood.