Photo credit: Surangel & Sons

Surangel SuperCenter, the largest store outlet in Palau, will open its doors this Monday, September 5, 2022, at Ngetkib, Airai.  The store invites everyone to join in its grand opening.

“The people of Palau are invited to join the momentous occasion celebrating the ‘Customer is King’ service,” states the press release from Surangel SuperCenter.

The grand opening event will include messages from the Whipps family, a giveaway of a Toyota Vanguard SUV, and over $75,000 dollars in prizes and promotions. 

The Supercenter houses a “grocery store, hardware store, Toyota showroom, Chatime bubble tea shop, bakery/deli, and will soon feature a department store, furniture store, beauty salon, travel agency, construction, Toyota Service Center, surf shop, and food court to name a few.”

“Our success over the past 42 years has been because of our loyal customers and this new location will further enhance our services to them.  We hope the upgraded building will provide a more enjoyable shopping experience to our customers.  I am looking forward to seeing everybody at the opening ceremony,” said owner Surangel Whipps, Sr.

Meanwhile, the Surangel & Sons store in Koror will be closed on Monday and will re-open on Tuesday next week. 

“Surangel and Sons is a diverse company located in the Republic of Palau.  It was founded in 1980 when Surangel Whipps, Sr. opened a community store in his Ngerbeched home.  The company has always focused on providing high quality products at fair and affordable prices, while striving to offer their employees benefits and opportunities for personal development.  The company is now one of the largest and most comprehensive distributors of goods and services in Palau with over 600 employees working in retail, wholesale, travel, and construction.

Throughout their growth, Surangel and Sons Co. has remained privately owned and run by the Surangel family.  “Our Christian faith and dedication to the Seventh-day Adventist Church have guided our business practices and played a key role in our success.  We have remained true to our values by closing our stores during the Sabbath and being active members in the Palauan community,” said Surangel Whipps, Sr. The Surangel and Sons philanthropy promotes Christianity, education, and healthy living through its donations to churches and schools, including regular sponsorships of sports and various community events,” stated the company press release.


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