Hyperstar v/s Makro and Metro

It is good that such big groups like Makro, Metro and now Carrefour is taking interest in doing business with Pakistan. I’ve been to Hyperstar (Carrefour group’s store) yesterday and notice the following differences from previous two. I’ve given the differences below from Hyperstar perspective.

Hyperstar shopping bag

Retailers not Wholesalers:

Makro and Metro both are wholesalers where as this is the first retail store at this big scale in Lahore. There is a certain minimum shopping limit in first two stores, like Model Town Makro has a minimum shopping limit of Rs. 500/- where as in Hyperstar you could even buy one drinking water bottle. Prices of course vary; in Metro you could have 1.5 liter water bottle of Nestle for nearly Rs. 20/- (but you are bound to buy a whole pack of 6 bottles) on the other hand Hyperstar is selling a single bottle at retail price i.e. Rs. 28/-

You could buy single piece of goods rather than packets.

Double Storey:

First thing I notice when I enter into the shopping area that it is very small as compare to other two but when I was leaving, I get to know that it is double storey. I’ve been used to travel long at same floor like we do in Metro and Makro. Now I’ve to go upstairs as well, Oh here is the sports section. Hyperstar’s Upper storey has electronics, sports, books, perfumes, cosmetics, garments and toys section, where lower storey has food and daily consuming goods. It has entry and exits from both stories upper or lower which directly takes you to the parking area.

No Cafe Inside:

When I reach there I was dead thirsty, I thought to get something inside the Hyperstar’s cafe as we have in Metro and Makro but I was disappointed not to see eating area inside it. I took the drinking water bottle, came out to drink it, then they sealed the bottle in shopping bag if I’ve to carry it. Otherwise they have well bakery section which has all those stuff needed to have in a cafe.

I was amazed to see they are selling ready made food like legumes. I’ve seen cooked Mash daal for Rs. 135/per kg. Am I suppose to take it for Rs. 20/- for one person?

Less Space to Display Products:

They have treadmills standing in packed position but outside of their cartons. Electronics section was pretty much crowded and it was hard to find space there. They have given less space to that section specially. On the other hand I’ve always experience a free space in both Metro and Makro, they have plenty of free space.

Hyperstar has also much space available compare to any other store in Lahore, but comparatively less than other two I’m comparing with right now.


They are located in a ideal market which is already running good: Fortress Stadium. Where as Metro build there store at the boundaries of Lahore; one at Thokar and other near Airport. But Makro has changed their policy to build their second store at Model Town link road after building their first mart near Ravi river (other boundary of Lahore).

Quality Shopping:

Well whether they compete with each other or facilitate different target market, we are getting good quality goods, especially good quality food from there.

UPDATE: I’m not associated with Hyperstar in anyway, so please don’t comment asking for a job. Thanks

254 thoughts on “Hyperstar v/s Makro and Metro

  1. sir, i Mahmood Raza holding Graduation and PGD (IT) degree. I have come to know through reliable sources at net that some posts are lying vacant under your organization. I offer my services as a candidate of Trainee (Customer Officer) or any other posts.
    I shall be available to take up my duties at any time and would be glad to work under you. .

    I hope that my qualification will qualify me for the post cited above in the subject.

    Yours Sincerely

    Mahmood Raza

  2. Sir iam very poor man i live from hand to mouth i have 2 daugters i am job less so kindlly give me any job in hyperstar plz

  3. Sir I have done B.Com n I want to be a part of your working network though I m experience less but full of talent and unique qualities.My cell number is 03005489338.

  4. sir,
    my father is labour nd poor man i live in rented house.pls m job less at this moments sir pls give me a chance i prove my self.pls contac me my cell numb 03214222918.i wait ur call

  5. sir i want to do a job in hyperstar i have dne my b.com in 2006 and now i am findind job. if u have some vaccancies then please tell me

  6. salam sir i want to be a part of hyperstar as i have worked with makro cash&carry and now a day i am working in metro cash&carry and now i want to join hyperstar if you have vacancy so please give me a chance. i will thankful to you.

  7. i just want to say to every visiter of this website that east or west,makro is the best,feel the difference after visit at makro model town,

  8. i agree that hyper star is very convenient super store and there is no chance of any kind hanky phanky in rates and quality .there is the bestest family environment with complete security.being a costomer i am greatly satisfied with the services of hyper star.

  9. sir i want to do job in hipper stare because hipper satar in near i am graduate .i have experience in IT by tha way i have send many CV in your department but no response .but i am no sad pl z
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  10. sir i want to do job in hipper stare because hipper satar in near i am graduate .i have experience in IT by tha way i have send many CV in your department but no response .but i am no sad pl z
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  11. Sir!

    salam I m Rehan Ahmad from karachi 23 years old i have 4 year experience in Makro cash & carry Store officer. i need a good job in hyper star. If you have vacancy so please give me a chance. i will thankful to you.

    this is my connect number 0343-2390020.

  12. respected sir , i want a job in ur firm because i support my family and i have some desires and i wanted a good position in the future so sir plz u take my benefits because i m a good highly skilled persons and goal oriented and i like challenges so sir please u dont ignored me and i am a graduate from karachi university so sir please if u have a vacancie so sir plz give me work in ur firm and ALLAH helps u and me so u will give me job so i will like thanks full to you and this is my contact number 03432665377 by ALLAH hafiz

  13. dear sir my sister is lady worker in makro lady staff. but HR mangers Asad and malik Sabir are two bad person. they raped her three time so i request owner/seniour Manger of makro that dismiss and punishment them.

    1. gashti ma khee bachi tum makro k managers ko galian kayu nikal rahi ho un logo nay kaya ap khee bund mar k passay nai diye

  14. i request that no more lady should work in makro link road. because these HR manger asad and sabir malik are dogs,they raped lady staff of makro.plz.plz.plz .these person are shame for makro.

  15. AsslamAlaikum:
    Dear sir I want to do job in Hyperstar store Lahore Pakistan.
    My education is F.A and I have 4 year experience of Data Entry in (Desconit).
    3 year experience of cashier with Warid Telecomunication.
    I need job my contact # 3214522022.

  16. Good morning sir,

    my name is M.arif Hussain, i am intermediate in Science (pre engineering)group i have lot of working experience in diffrent organization like PTCL in 10 years (METRO) cash & carry Pakistan in 01 year.Presently i am job less so plz give me a suitable job.thanks

  17. AOA
    i have done Graduation and i have many skills for computer and networking(LAN) todays i am free so i need a job for proffessional carrer start so do u have any kind for job cntct me my no 03217724706 03124775676
    i shall be thank full to you

  18. i have visit hyperstar but unfortunately i found they have very poor services even they can not handle or help their customers. i will not visit hyperstar again ever in my life……..

  19. AOA
    sir ,
    , i have done my B.A and now free and jobless i want to do work in hyperstar i have lot of experience of others organization so plz …. give me a suitable job ,,,, i ll, thankful 2 u …..

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  23. Dear Atia, im agreed with ur sister problem faced by her. but in any working envoirnament there is a responsibility of females which they r not taking seriously these days, their life standards according to the ISLAM, this is the basic reason and the problem of the male female worker. and the staf in makro, metro, and hyperstar. look at their dresses. and nature of jobs, they also drink and smoke useing prohibited drugs inside the offices and store areas, what u people hope from them and their very seniour authorities as well, Mr.Afnan shah khan, and mansoor, and farooq, usman, asad, every one are DOGs,
    take care dear Atia and tell for other to take care of ISLAM.

  24. For heaven sakes.. PLEASE people this is not a JOB site. He visited the store and wrote comments. i repeat.. this is NOT A WEBSITE FOR JOBS.. I dont know what part of the statement is not clear when he says i am not a part of hyperstar so please dont ask for job.

    Atleast have the courtesy of reading before asking. Anyone who visits this page will be furious on what you guys are doing.

    Anyways nice comments nabeel thanks. I personally feel hyperstar offers much better options than the other two.

  25. plz sir i am requst for u ma ap kay pas job karna chata ho my Qualiificatn F.A and 1 years expiriance computer opreter Data Entry.my contect No 03324376080

  26. The stupidest comments I ‘ve ever read. A guy wrote a good review on hyper star, comparing with other two stores in the city, and people started asking for a job! LOL 🙂 Grow up people!

    Well, @Nabeel, I really appreciate your review. I’ve been in Carrefour UAE in 2010 (of course not as an employee or somewhat like :D) and that was superb man! Well, HyperStar is also from the same group and is good too. Been planning to go there in next week.


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