I mentioned earlier here in my blog about FamilyMart, that convenience store in Japan is now here in Manila. Their branches are only available in a location that is owned by Ayala-Rustan, well most of the branches are in Ayala owned malls. But I need to research more if there are other branches of FamilyMart that is outside the vicinity of Ayala property. (OK, I just researched that there’s a branch in Alphaland and in UP Town Center)
I just read this news that they are planning to put up 300 branches here in our country.
Japanese retailing chain FamilyMart, a retail store chain brought to the Philippines by the Ayala and Rustans groups, plans to scale up its operations to hit 300 stores over the next five years.
For this first year of operations, the target would be to roll out 30 FamilyMart stores in Metro Manila, according to Ayala Land Inc. chief finance officer Jaime Ysmael.
Ysmael said the group would be open to franchising the brand to accelerate growth. At the same time, he said the group would put up stores in various formats.
Capital spending for each convenience store is estimated at P2 million. Since the retail space would mostly be rented, Ysmael said the cost would be for store fit-out and inventory. - http://business.inquirer.net/107837/ayala-rustan-retail-venture-eyes-300-stores
Now we have another player in the convenience store business. So what’s the specialty of FamilyMart ?
A good store visit might explain it. When I learned that there’s a FamilyMart branch in Glorietta, my wife then told me that we should visit it, so after our event in Makati Shangri La Hotel, The location of the store branch is just a walking distance from the hotel, When went there right after we stepped out of the hotel hahaha.
Here’s my wife grabbing some cookies and chips, our first batch of goodies ran out already and our son requested to us that he wants those mini cookies of FamilyMart.
The cookies and chips are priced at Php88.
There’s the mini cookies.
They sell the common chips and crackers
and also sell the new chips and crackers, an original product of FamilyMart
Php88 price is quite okay for me.
Here they sell fresh fruits,sandwiches and salad
Mind blowing Php99 price for Makis and sushis. I will try this in my next visit.
At the counter.
The branch here in Glorietta is big, they have a dining area and a 2nd floor to accommodate more dining guest.
They also sell hotdogs and wrapped hotdog sandwiches
Php 99 combo chicken meal with rice.
They also have value meals as low as Php 39
OMGG!!!!!! Twirl all you can! I must get the mechanics of that ice cream promo!
Ok that’s my post for today about FamilyMart. I will visit the store more often, to check out their own products and also why it is starting to be so special.
Have you tried FamilyMart before ?
what’s your review and comment ?