Supermarket boss Ms Tess Coe announced last night at the World Supermarket Conference that her supermarkets will begin to offer private military contracts.
"Its a move that will secure the world of tomorrow, enable us to branch out into new areas and enable us to pass on more discounts to our customers" she told this reporter.
PMC's are privately contracted soldiers, drafted in for security reasons to protect the assets of global corporations in hostile environments, in the same way mercenaries are paid to fight. When asked what these 'contracts' would include, Ms Coe could only reply with limited response.
"I'm not obliged to give away sensitive details regarding the protection and service we will offer, however there will be varying degrees of cover available to suit budgets."
A pamphlet was free to take, however a 350 page comprehensive guide to the weaponry and vehicles to be used was issued to potential business affiliates.
Ms Coe did tell me however "There will be a finest range, a normal range and a value range".
The PMC move comes as no shock for investors, after they launched its financing services and in store chemists over the period of one year.
When asked about the stores ever expanding range of goods and services, Coe replied "Who knows, maybe we'll come into government!"