Bhat-Bhateni Super Market was established in 1984 by Mr. Min Bahadur Gurung, the company’s Owner and Chairman, as a ‘single shutter’ 120 sq. ft. cold store. Since then, Mr. Gurung, who gave up a lucrative career in banking to dedicate himself to the store, has overseen the company as it has grown from its humble beginnings to becoming a household name in the country. Today, Bhat-Bhateni has a combined 1,000,000 sq. ft. sales area across its 15 locations and employs 4,500 full-time employees 95 percent of who are women. With daily sales exceeding NRs. 5.5 Crore (USD 550,000.00), Bhat-Bhateni is also the largest taxpayer in the retail sector in Nepal.