The Food Merchant, the first-of-its-kind country’s largest international premium grocer, opens its doors at Pavilion Bukit Jalil.


Kuala Lumpur, 8 December 2021 – The first-of-its-kind country’s largest international premium grocer known as The Food Merchant has officially opened its doors at the Pavilion Bukit Jalil on December 3, 2021.

Encompasses 56,000 sqft. of the mall, the new international premium grocer is established by members of the family behind the successful Village Grocer, a full-fledged chain of premium grocers that has over 25 years of experience in curating and selecting the best groceries and is fully committed to quality.

With the theme of Celebration of Food, The Food Merchant delights shoppers with gastronomical experiences, with highly curated aisles of premium fresh food products, and top-notch dine-in selection from around the world.

The Food Merchant aims to be Bringing Joy and Togetherness With Food from Around the World, from more than ten countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Peru, the Middle East, and the United States.

“The Food Merchant’s vision is not only to meet customers’ expectations but to exceed the expectations of what a grocer should be,” said Ivan Tan, Managing Director of The Food Merchant, who is also the Group Executive Director of The Food Purveyor.

The Food Merchant is also incorporating an innovative approach to its shopping experience in two ways – offering a zero-waste corner and sustainable practices such as eco-friendly packaging.

The Food Merchant opens daily and offers shoppers promotions on various delicious selections and local and global cuisines. For more information, please visit