Alfamart, the SM Group’s minimart chain, reached a significant milestone with the opening of its 1,500th store in Urdaneta City, marking its inaugural branch in Pangasinan.
The new store is part of Alfamart’s strategic plan to open a total of 250 branches this year.
Harvey Ong, COO of Alfamart, emphasized the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities through its expansion efforts.
Ong said that Alfamart aims to provide a wide range of quality products at competitive prices, ensuring accessibility and convenience for customers.
“We will go where we are needed.We will continue to seek out communities, both urban and hard-to-reach, that lack access to essential food products. Our goal is to make everyday shopping more convenient for families in these communities,” Ong said.
Alfamart’s journey to 1,500 stores began in 2014 with the opening of its first concept store in Cavite.
Over the course of six years, the company successfully blended the supermarket and convenience store formats, resulting in the unique super minimart concept.
This approach allows Alfamart to cater to the immediate needs of every community, offering a diverse range of products including frozen meats, vegetables, seafood, and more.
The company actively engages in partnerships with local lessors, providing them with rental income for the use of their land or building spaces.
It supports local product suppliers by stocking their items in Alfamart stores, further stimulating economic growth.
“As Alfamart expands, we want the communities to thrive alongside us, creating additional income and job opportunities,” said Ong.