By the end of this year, virtually everyone in Qatar will be within a short distance from an Al Meera outlet.
Mohammed al Qahtani, Deputy CEO, Al Meera Consumer Goods Co., on the chain’s aggressive expansion plans across Qatar.
Recently, the company has refurbished several of its existing stores and opened new outlets on airport road and at the Abu Nakhla shopping mall.
Qahtani explains what else is in the works, as reported by Qatar Tribune:
“Giant Stores, which Al Meera Holding acquired last year along with Al Oumara Baking Company, will see four of its stores rebranded into Al Meera supermarkets by December. New convenience stores will be opened at the Sealine resort south of Doha, the Beverly Hills Tower, and the Beverly Hills 3 compound during the last quarter of this year,” he said.
“To facilitate our future expansion plans in the country, we are going for shopping mall concept which might be differentiated into community and neighbourhood types. The neighbourhood model is a convenience store, catering to the immediate vicinity with groceries and basic services such as dry cleaners and pharmacies.”
Al Meera also plans to stock its shelves with more regional and international imports “to the delight of our customers,” Qahtani said.
What do you think?
When all’s said and done, will king of imports MegaMart and the ever-ubiquitous Carrefour finally have some competition?
Credit: Photo courtesy of Al Meera’s Facebook page