FFC returns to roots with Family Mart
April 18 2019 01:19 AM
Dignitaries, staff and guests at the opening of Family Mart.

Family Food Centre (FFC), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has launched its fifth store on Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street. The new-format express store has been named Family Mart.
FFC chairman Abdul Rahman al-Ansari said: “Starting in 1978 on this same street, Family Food Centre, a brand native to the Qatari motherland, has been serving its people with the best products our stores can offer. On this occasion, we’d like to present to you an all-new format, which packs everything you need, conveniently and smartly.
“The look and feel of the new store is something that is very new to Qatar. Family Mart is the first store in Doha Souq mall and offers more than 500 parking slots for our customers’ convenience. Our customers, suppliers and service together what make up Family Food Centre. Thanks for these beautiful 40 years.”
The supermarket chain delivers “a unique combination of value, freshness and quality to customers”, FFC said in a press statement.
More than 120,000 customers visit its stores each week, served by over 1,000 staff members.
The five large stores, including Family Mart, together comprise some 220,000sq ft of retail area.
The FFC stores are located in Al Nasr, Al Kheesa, Al Rayyan, Old Airport Road and now at Doha Souq mall on Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street.
Family Food Centre outlets offer a huge range of products “that meet the requirements of customers from every nationality”.
From a humble beginning in 1978 with three employees and a two-shutter shop in Al Nasr, FFC has come a long way.
In 1984, the shop was turned into a supermarket with two checkouts.
Then, in 1991, the company’s second supermarket — the Airport branch — was opened, followed by the third outlet in Al Rayyan in 2005.
In 2013, FFC stores received their first ISO 9001:2008 HACCP certification and the chain opened its fourth branch in Al Kheesa in 2016.
“Family Food Centre is always supporting Qatar by working closely with communities to support local activities and align with Qatar National Vision 2030. FFC ensures this by promoting homegrown and organic fresh products from local farms that would give access to more fresh and safe food, ensuring sustainable production,” the statement added.

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