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A First British Retail Experience for Turkmenistan

The British Ambassador Sanjay Wadvani has visited Mothercare in Ashgabat.

Mothercare
First Mothercare in Turkmenistan

The British Ambassador Sanjay Wadvani has visited Mothercare, which opened its doors in Ashgabat in June, becoming the first British store in Turkmenistan. The store is a franchise of the British retail giant, established in 1961, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and now present in over 60 countries. The drive to open the store came from Brand Manager, and Turkmen entrepreneur, Ms Shirin Begmyradova, who gained her business degree in the United Kingdom. Ms Begmyradova said “I’m happy that parents in Ashgabat can now shop at Mothercare. Come and visit our new store.”

The Ambassador said “it really is fantastic to see such an iconic British retailer open here in Ashgabat, which recognises the growth of the economy in Turkmenistan, and a growing middle class that wishes to access quality products. The store looks great and is modern in design and stocks a full range of clothes and equipment catering for expectant mothers through to children aged ten years.”

Mothercare (www.mothercare.tm) is open every day from 9am to 9pm at 157, A. Niyazov Street, just down the road from the Oguzkent Hotel. For more information call +993 61 307711, +993 12 413595 or follow vk.com/mothercaretm

Published 1 September 2015