Since its acquisition from the British in 1911, by Dorabjee Patell, Dorabjee's still
runs today with the same passion and gusto, by the same family.
Over a century old, Dorabjee’s is possibly India’s oldest supermarket
and referred to by its customers and patrons as an institution of trust
“The variety is mind boggling. If a food item is not available
at Dorabjee's, chances are that it will not be available
anywhere in the city!”
“Everything I need in provisions and household goods
under one air conditioned, well organised and managed roof.
Convenient free parking, helpful staff and efficient service. The chances are
you might even meet a few acquaintances and friends” are
actual customer testimonials.
In keeping with its USP- It’s indeed a better way to shop!, Dorabjee’s from its
inception has catered to discerning customers, who cherish
a delightful shopping experience, exemplary service and an array of the choicest
of products. Before Independence, Dorabjee's built up
a reputation as an importer and re-seller of quality goods from the world over.
Since the anchor store was and is still located in the Civil
Cantonment area of Poona it was patronised by the officers of the British Army
and British ‘sahebs’, of the Civil Service. After independence,
although most of this imported products, ceased to be available, Dorabjee’s
continued to provide prime quality local wares to its shoppers
along with the same superior service that its known for. With the advent of
liberalisation, and the opening of imports, Dorabjee's, once again
is famed as a top retailer for merchandise both Indian and from across the globe.
Today Dorabjee’s has three stores in Pune, situate at prime locations at Camp,
Viman Nagar, (near the airport) and NIBM/ Kondwa with a combined shopping area
of 72,000 square feet.
Here you find the widest of ranges across categories like
a delicatessen with a variety of cold cuts, antipasti and cheeses; shop in shops for
a fine selection of local and foreign wines and beers; confectionery, candy and chocolates,
cosmetics and personal care products; the choicest
in health and beauty; pet care; baby foods and products; organic and health food options
galore; the pick of the freshest produce; international and Indian beverages and foods -
which include a wide array of sodas, juices, malt drinks, teas and coffees, staples,
groceries, oils, grains, noodles and pasta, breakfast foods, breads, cookies and crackers,
snacks, sauces and dressings, ready to eat and boxed meals, pickles and preserves,
baking ingredients, tinned and canned foods, condiments… to name but just a few; an
extra large space offering a vast variety of dairy, ice cream, frozen and chilled
non vegetarian and vegetarian foods; a fresh seafood, poultry and meats section;
small home appliances; bake-ware, glassware, crockery and cutlery; products galore
for the home, table and kitchen. Relax over a cuppa or sample our scrumptious menu at
great prices, at the in-house bakery counters. Do visit the food-hall at our camp
store for freshly brewed coffees and teas; juices and mocktails; snacks; salads;
quick bites and hot meals.
The family like always, continues to stay in touch with its customers, always interested
in what they have to say and at the same time continuing to provide them with new and
select merchandise and a first-class shopping experience.
All in All a visit to Dorabjee’s, is a must whether you're native to Pune or just visiting;
with its cheerful ambiance, choice merchandise mix, the personal touch et all …