Triple J Truckload Store gears up for Black Friday


The annual Black Weekend Sale coming up this Thanksgiving weekend promises yet to be another exciting event at the Triple J Truckload Store with sensational items crammed into the shelves of the store and meeting the community’s exact needs.

The store’s general manager, Jay Santos, said there will be specials on big and small appliances, electronics, household items and décor and toys—all coupled with a great price.

“So getting items for yourself, home, or the family are always guaranteed affordable. We take great pride in having the best prices on island with all the products that we offer in the store,” he said.

With Christmas just around the corner, the Triple J Truckload Store will be flooded with even more items.

“…We want to offer diversity within our inventory. That is why many times customers who walk in without a shopping cart with the intent to to look around and end up finding things and leaving with a cart full of items,” Santos added.

In April this year, Triple J Truckload Store extended its operating days from four days a week to five days— Wednesday to Sunday—in response to customer demand.

It’s helpful the Truckload Store team is a tight and close-knit group with a structured communication system in place to ensure items are received; checked-in and shelved immediately, said Triple J marketing manager MariaValentina Haberman.

“We run a tight ship and wee we commend their consistent efforts.,” she said.

An affiliate of Triple J Saipan, Inc., the Triple J Truckload Store came about in response to a need. Triple J did, in fact, operated a supermarket called “Super Fresh Market” in 2010 but, with the CNMI economy at an extremely low point, the company closed the supermarket and focused on the other aspect of its business- home décor, appliance, and furniture needs..

But that doesn’t mean the passion died with the business. Santos said that Triple J Enterprises, Inc. CEO & Chairman of the Board Robert H. Jones’ passion to set up a Payless store on Saipan has never flagged, which is why a Triple J Payless SuperFresh & Truckload Store is currently underway slated to open end of October 2019.

The ongoing construction currently beside the KFC restaurant in Chalan Kanoa is the future site of both Triple J Payless SuperFresh & Truckload Store. “This time, we are a lot more optimistic that the venture will be successful,” said Santos.

Morgan Carrico, the general manager for Triple J’s Payless SuperFresh, said the goal is to have a grocery store that will have a strong organic produce section, meat and poultry, cheeses, a butchery and a deli.

“We want to offer diversity with the products that we will carry and have the cheapest price in town on the things that we possibly can. We also want to be consistent with having a full and fresh produce department, which is vitally important on this island.”

He should know, having many years of grocery background working at Trader Joes in different parts of the U.S. mainland.

“The other thing that we are trying to bring is a different type of market compared to the competitor stores. …We want to highlight the butcher and deli departments that will be in full service, which no one has here. We are going to produce food out of our kitchen thatwill be a balance of local food items and a variety of culinary items from Asian to Mexican food,” he added.

With a deli, Triple J Payless SuperFresh & Truckload Store aim to introduce CNMI consumers to the concept of grab-and-go convenience, where customers swing by, pick and choose what they want, pay for it and go about their day.

“We are going to be on top of our game when it comes to our products, keeping the store clean and looking fresh. The store is going to have bright lighting, really good tile floors with an ambiance of an upscale market, with the ability to keep prices at a low point,” Carrico said.

‘There will also be ‘demos’ in the store where we can feature appliances from Triple J Truckload Store…and have…our food items there…we are excited and more updates will come before we open,” Carrico added.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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