Merkado Supermarket opened its doors last Friday in UP Town Center, its the first and only supermarket for the UP Town Center mall in Katipunan Ave in Quezon City. I also learned that day that Merkado Supermarket will be the carrier grocery brand in any upcoming Ayala Malls and maybe soon they will also add this supermarket brand to their existing Ayala Malls.
The birth of Merkado Supermarket in QC is brought to you by the joint venture of ALI Capital Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ayala Land, Inc and Entenso Equities, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Puregold Priceclub Inc.). The two company made AyaGold, as their company brand name for the Merkado Supermarket.
Merkado Supermarket is bringing a friendly and relaxed environment and bringing fun and ease to grocery shopping.
Merkado Supermarket logo
Merkado Supermarket in UP Town Center
Merkado Supermarket occupies a 3,900 sqm of floor area and carries over 20,000 merchandise mix to food, fresh meat and seafood, canned goods, baby products, baking supplies, herbs, fresh fruits and veggies, personal care, pet care, kitchewares, baked food and many more.
I also learned that they also sell imported products that are supplied by SnR.
The difference of Merkado Supermarket to other grocery stores anywhere in the Philippines, is that they have a much more organized category of products. They no longer followed the practice of other grocery store in placing the imported items in a different aisle.
It means that all local and imported item in a category where they belong. You wont get lost if you need to buy an imported brand of tea or coffee, all of it are located in one aisle and it’s a coffee and tea galore aisle haven.
Here’s a photo preview and also scenes during its opening and blessing ceremony
A priest is blessing the entire floor and corners of the grocery
Push carts and the counters
I’m not sure if they will add some store kiosk at the left wall
Spotted blogger friends at the opening day of Merkado Supermarket
Executives from Ayala and Puregold with QC Mayor Herbert Bautista during the ribbon cutting of Merkado Supermarket
Dragon dance….for good luck
Lion dance for more good luck and fortune
Spotted President and CEO of Ayala Corporation Fernando Ayala de Zobel
Merkado Supermarket staff in costume
Merkado Supermarket dance group in costumes too
Spotted blogger Ted and Ruth
Spotted a wall of fresh herbs
Lots of mushrooms
Bakery and Ice Cream section
The meat section
There’s a salad bar!
More greeny leafy veggies
I love their Sushi kiosk!
Sushi, Maki and Sashimi are available here in Merkado Supermarket
Dried Fish Section
Fresh seafood at the wet section
A view of their aisle, walls and ceiling
View of their grocery aisle.
Just like other grocery stores, there’s always a poster above to indicate the category of each aisle.
Get your coffee beans here.
Oh man, I forgot to buy some of this Mug Shot food
Im a fan of canned goods..I always make sure I visit this section whenever Im inside a grocery store.
Maling luncheon meat…
are you a fan?
Im interested to try that strawberry milkshake
Non food items
Pet food for cats and dogs
Im planning to buy this for my wife, I’m not sure if she will love the colors and texture of this homey sandals
Ted enters the matrix of grocery of Merkado Supermarket
My love!!! Palm Corned Beef! and Libby’s
Time for my grocery check out….
Total of PHP 2095 pesos..
Remember, if you will shop here, make sure you bring your own eco bag. Because in Quezon City, they have a city ordinance to ban all kinds of plastig bags. They are the first city to carry that ordinance and was followed by other cities in Metro Manila and provincial cities.
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