Bhat-Bhateni Group operates as a Private Limited Company of Nepal. Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung is the Chairman and also the Managing Director of Bhat-Bhateni Group, the largest retail chain of Supermarkets in Nepal. He is an extraordinarily dynamic, self-made businessman. His passion for history led him to explore ancient and recent civilisations and culture.
Mr. and Mrs. Gurung with the help of one staff started a single shutter grocery shop of 120 sq. feet in 1984 having initial investment of Rs. 35,000 with daily sales of Npr. 2000.00.Born in Khotang, Nepal in 1958, Son of a farmer with six siblings, Mr. Min B. Gurung had a successful banking career after completing of his university education (Master in Economics). He had the vision and courage to leave this job to lead Bhat-Bhateni in a full-time capacity following the expansion to a two floor (3,000 sq. ft.) supermarket in 1992 having investment of Npr. 2500000.00 with daily sales of Npr. 50000.00 and 11 dedicated staffs.
This ordinary ‘single shutter’ store has since transformed to become a leading supermarket chains in Nepal. His drive to offer quality products at reasonable price to customer has made an impressive growth history since 1984 A.D.Today more than 50,000 people visit the stores daily with over 4,500 combined store staff with the daily sales of Aprox. Npr. 3.5 Crore (USD 350,000.00), consistent merchandising and assured customer service is guaranteed.
Bhat-Bhateni has been a successful family business since the establishment in 1984 and has been the largest tax payer in the retail sector for the last five consecutive years in Nepal . There are currently Fifteen sores conveniently located in central Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dharan and Butwal.
Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung has truly visionary long-term goals and aim to establish farmer co-operatives in Nepal which is estimated to give employment to 50,000 people and is likely to position Bhat-Bhateni as the largest corporate tax payer in the country. An ambitious expansion plan will see many new stores in Kathmandu and across the country over the next few years. Bhat-Bhateni story has only just started. It is Mr. Gurung’s dream and ambition to make the Bhat-Bhateni Group a truly professional multinational corporation.
Much of Bhat-Bhateni’s success can be subscribed to the founders Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung and family, vision for continuous improvements and growth in order to support local development with current employment of over 4,500 staffs, including several from families of political martyrs and indigenous people. The commitment to give back to the local community is underlined by the funding of Npr. 140 million (USD 1750000.00) to the entire emergency wing of the Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. The Company has a rich history of corporate social responsibility, a history that has grown and evolved to meet the complexities of today’s business world and the challenges of a global society. Social responsibility is a way of life at Bhat-Bhateni.