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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A visit in FamilyMart Glorietta

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. -

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.

Baked chips




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 ?
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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