STO Peoples Choice Home Improvement

STO Peoples Choice Home Improvement was established in May 1995. STO Home Improvement sells and promotes paints, power tools, office furniture and cooling systems for office and homes. STO Home Improvement also sells DAP (Domestic Appliances and Personnel Care) items such as juicers, cookers, refrigerators, washers, shavers, etc. STO Home Improvement believes in reliable and complete solutions rather than just products.

The rising popularity and growth of STO Home Improvement has been attributed to a world leading portfolio of brands that include Hitachi, Makita, Nippon, and Philips. Continuous improvements in the sales process and customer care (such as pioneering product guarantees and after sales service in the Maldives) has also played well in to STO Home Improvement's increasing mind share.

In June 2011, STO Peoples Choice Electronics was merged with and brought under the roof of STO Peoples Choice Home Improvement with the aim of providing a more convenient consumer experience.

Since November 1993, STO Electronics had earned a great reputation in its own right for its specialization in branded consumer electronics such as television sets, receivers, video and audio equipment, cameras and camcorders, and many other related products and accessories. Later introductions included mobile phones, plasma TVs and other sophisticated digital electronics. Major brands were Philips, Hitachi, Olympus and Maxell. A state-of-the-art showroom that facilitated immersive product experience with friendly and knowledgeable staff had made STO Electronics the premier stop for many consumers of such products. Customer satisfaction was a main priority. Sales staff were trained to assist customers make the right choice that fit their budget. The competitive prices attracted many retailers and wholesalers, and it had also made STO Electronics a popular venue for expatriates and visitors as well.

The electronics product range is now offered (with the same great value and better service) on the revamped and expanded showroom floor of STO Home Improvement, further enhancing the consumer experience. Since the products under our main brands are covered by warranty, the Service Centre has also been renovated and upgraded to a modern facility. Our technicians are professionally trained by the respective brands.

A key objective of STO Home Improvement is to help improve living standards by providing quality and environmentally friendly products at affordable prices. STO Home Improvement has achieved a good reputation and we continue to work on consumer experience in order to maintain the high level of trust.

Address & Contact Info

Haveeree Hingun, Maafannu, Malé 20219, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 3344 333

F: (960) 3006 547

Business Hours

Saturday to Thursday

09:00 to 15:00



STO Peoples Choice Supermart

Peoples Choice Supermart was established in July 1991, with the intention of providing an inexpensive mode of shopping by introducing the concept of Supermarket for the first time in the Maldives. Supermart is located at the ground floor of STO trade centre.

Supermart is the largest supermarket in the Maldives and holds a variety of high quality merchandise ranging from toiletries, stationeries, canned foods, frozen foods, household items and a number of other consumer goods.

The main objective of Supermart is meeting customer's demands and expectations in a friendly atmosphere. The staff at supermart is specially trained with the customer in mind to ensure that all its customers are satisfied by the services rendered by its friendly staff and the high quality of the products sold here.

With the intention of serving the needs of every customer Supermart has the largest collection of health foods available in the country. These include low calorie, sugar-free, low fat, and a number of herbal products that are preferred by the health conscious customers.

With their motto “STRIVE TO SERVE YOU BETTER,” Supermart has marked 10 years of service and has been recognized as the largest and most convenient Supermarket in the country.

Address & Contact Info

Ground Floor, STO Trade Centre, Maafannu, Malé 20188, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 3344 302

F: (960) 331 3182

Business Hours


Saturday to Thursday

08:30 to 15:00


08:30 to 10:30

Supermart Wholesale Centre

Saturday to Thursday

08:30 to 15:00



STO Peoples Choice Construction Materials

Peoples choice Construction materials was established in 1988. This outlet deals with construction materials such as Cement, River sand, Deformed bars, Plywood, Timber, Roofing materials, etc.

STO Construction Materials is the main distributor for Maldives Marine Cement which is locally packed by Lafarge Maldives pvt ltd in accordance to international standards. Like wise Roofing sheets produced in the Maldives by Maldives Structural Products pvt ltd are also sold from this outlet. Both Lafarge Maldives pvt ltd and Maldives Structural Products pvt ltd are subsidiaries of STO which have enabled STO to sell these products at very competitive prices.

All other products sold from this outlet are imported in bulk from Malaysia and India at competitive rates to ensure the products are made available to consumers at reasonable prices.

Similar to other STO outlets customer satisfaction is the key objective of Construction Materials. With this in mind free delivery is provided for all goods purchased from this outlet.

Address & Contact Info

Faarukendi Hingun, Maafannu, Malé 20215, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 301 2631

F: (960) 333 2606

Business Hours

Construction Office

Sunday to Thursday

08:00 to 16:00

Construction Warehouse

Saturday to Thursday

09:00 to 16:00

Construction Ready-mix Male' & Hulhumale'

Saturday to Thursday

20:00 to 04:00

Cement Fihaara

Saturday to Thursday

09:00 to 15:30

STO Peoples Choice Staple Foods

Food security and availability of staple foods at affordable prices has been STO's responsibility since its inception in 1964. As such Peoples Choice Staple Foods which deals with rice, flour and sugar, plays an important role in STO's business ensuring that these items are made available to consumers at reasonable prices while still maintaining a high quality.

These products being a key responsibility of STO is stored in purpose built, high quality warehouses with a storage capacity of 9000 tons. Special needs of fumigation of these warehouses are also available at these locations to minimize the presence of insects and other pests.

To ensure that food resources are made available to the Island populations STO has arranged special Credit Facilities to business establishments in the islands.

To ensure that the highest quality product and the most affordable prices is made available to consumers STO pays great attention to buying high quality staple food item at reasonable prices.

Address & Contact Info

Block No. 393, Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu, Malé 20393, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 3344 159

F: (960) 3344 154

Business Hours

Saturday to Thursday

08:00 to 14:00

STO Peoples Choice Medicals

STO Peoples Choice Medicals and STO Peoples Choice Pharmacy play an important role to provide high quality pharmaceuticals and medical items to the consumers and our corporate clients at affordable prices.

Open twenty fours hours, seven days a week, STO Pharmacy has holds a wide array of Essential Drugs or Prescription Drugs. Located at the OPD wing of the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, STO Pharmacy has become a reliable and trusted pharmacist.

STO Peoples Choice Medicals holds the main stores of pharmaceuticals and is responsible to supply the Pharmacy and a number of other Corporate Clients which include the IGMH, the Regional Hospitals and a number of other Chemists and Pharmacists in Malé and other islands.

Address & Contact Info

Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu, Malé 20388, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 3344 136

F: (960) 3344 142

Business Hours

Henveriu Pharmacy

08:00 to 23:00

IGMH Pharmacy


Hulhumale' Pharmacy


Medical Warehouse

09:30 to 14:30

STO Peoples Choice Fuels & Lubricants

STO Peoples Choice Fuel and Lubricants, deals with the supply and sale of petroleum products which account for nearly 56% of STO's sales.

STO Fuel and Lubricants operates from Funadhoo Island, near Malé which houses a storage capacity of 15544 tons of diesel and 600 tons of Kerosene while petrol is housed in Dhoonidhoo island which has a storage capacity of up to 1500 tons of Petrol.

An important task of STO Fuel and Lubricants is the consistent supply of these fuels with particular emphasis on the supply of Jet A1 aviation fuel to Maldives Airports Company.

With the diversification of STO's services, Fuel Supplies Maldives pvt ltd (FSM) was established as a joint venture between State Trading Organization plc and Vara Maldives pvt ltd in January 2001. Since its inception all operations involved in the distribution of Fuels to the Islands and consumers in Malé has been charged under Fuel Supplies Maldives pvt ltd.

To facilitate for easier refueling of the storage tanks a new berthing facility was constructed and opened at Funadhoo Island in 2002. The berth has a length of 40 meters and could accommodate vessels of 15000 metric tons.

In addition to the storage facilities in Malé atoll STO Fuels and Lubricants also has storage facilities in Gan Island in Seenu Atoll with capacities to hold 1000 tons of diesel, 120 tons of petrol and 40 tons of kerosene.

Presently a new pipeline is being constructed in Funadhoo as a measure of further improving their services.

Address & Contact Info

Funadhoo, Kaafu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

T: (960) 301 2574

F: (960) 664 5901

Business Hours

Saturday to Thursday

10:00 to 16:00


14:00 to 16:00

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