HyperCITY-Waitrose winners awarded with Meet & Greet and a Net Session with the Cricket stars
Mumbai: In India, Cricket is not just a sport – it’s a religion. The love for Cricket goes beyond the field and is unfathomable. To add to the spirit and enthusiasm of the sport, HyperCITY Retail joined hands with one of the top supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, Waitrose. Together, they hosted a Net Session with Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler, Captain and Vice-Captain respectively, of the England ODI Cricket Team.
The session was hosted at HyperCITY’s flagship store in Malad to felicitate five lucky customers, selected through a draw of lots. The event was attended by Mr. Ramesh Menon, Chief Executive Officer, HyperCITY Retail (India) Ltd. and Mr. Hemant Taware, Chief Operating Officer, HyperCITY Retail (India) Ltd. Joining them were Mr. Anthony Wattenbach, Manager, International & UK Growth, Waitrose and Mr. Jeremy Hall, Marketing Manager, Events and Sponsorships, Waitrose.
The winners were given a chance to practise and interact with the cricket stars Morgan and Buttler at the store. Post the session, each winner was gratified with signed shirts from the cricketers and the officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Menon, Chief Executive Officer, HyperCITY Retail (India) Ltd. said, “We are delighted to have exclusively partnered with Waitrose in India and are thrilled to celebrate the England Cricket team’s tour of India. Through this activity, it is our endeavour to continue to strengthen our association with the Waitrose family and bring them closer than ever to cricket aficionados across the country.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anthony Wattenbach, Manager, International & UK Growth, Waitrose, said, “It’s a pleasure to have partnered with one of the largest Hypermarkets in India. As proud sponsors of the England Cricket team, we want to connect with Indian customers by bringing them closer to the brand through their favourite sport. We have always received a great response to our products in India and we hope to continue getting similar traction via our exclusive partnership with HyperCITY.”
Waitrose is the official sponsor of England Cricket teams since May 2014. HyperCITY exclusively offers over 100 Waitrose products at its stores, aiming at making international gourmet foods available to a larger number of patrons in the country.
The England Cricket team is all set to play against Team India for its first one day international of the tour on January 15, 2017.