40 years of Fresh | 40 Years of serving the realm of Qatar

Family Food Center is Celebrating its 40 Year anniversary and is launching its 5th new store in Al Mirqab Al Jadeed Street. This new format is an express store, and is named ‘Family Mart’

Qatar’s oldest organized supermarket chain is celebrating its 40th anniversary of

delivering a unique combination of value, freshness, and quality to customers. Over

120,000 customers visit Family stores each week, served by over 1000 friendly

FAMILY staff members. Five large stores span across the state of Qatar, consisting

of 220,000 square feet retail area. The Family Food Centre stores are located at Al

Nasr, Al Kheesa, Old Airport road and Al Rayyan with the brand new express store

in Al Mirqab Al Jadeed street.

Family Mart

On the occasion, of the store launch Family Food Centre’s Chairman Mr. Abdul

Rahman Al Ansari said “Starting 1978 in this very 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. Worldwide food and products are something that is

synonymous to what Family Food Centre has to offer.4 large stores have largely

been our identity over the last 40 Years. At 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 to this store is something that is very new to Qatar. Family Mart

is the first store in Doha Souq mall and offers more the 500 parking slots for our

customer’s convenience. The very concept of this store is essentially a combination

of the best practices, learnings and customer stories of love and loyalty. Our

customers, our suppliers, and our service are together what make us Family Food

Centre. Thanks for these beautiful 40 Years. I present to you the Family Food

Centre’s 5th store ‘Family Mart’ Continuing to serve and bring you everything fresh

and handpicked by experts, hope you love this new venture/idea. ”


Family Food Centre outlets offer a huge range of products that meet the

requirements of customers from every nationality. FAMILY customers are at the

heart and soul of everything they do and have invested in our stores, our

colleagues and channels, to deliver the best shopping experience to customers.

FAMILY’s strong values are a part of their identity and integral to their success.


From a humble beginning in 1978 with three employees and a two-shutter shop at

Al Nasr, FAMILY has come a long way. In 1984, FAMILY renovated from the humble

shop to a small-town center shop (supermarket) with two checkouts and is the first

in Qatar to offer self-service and to have prices on products. Family food center

then established on a rock-solid foundation to facilitate future growth and in 1991,

the company’s second supermarket in Airport branch was opened, followed by

expansion of Airport road outlet first floor, providing cold storage and wholesale

business. In 2005, the third outlet in Al Rayyan was opened, also followed by

counter wise-expansions by adding more lines into the stores such as bakery, hot

food, fish, meat, travels, and technologies. In 2013, FAMILY stores received their

first ISO 9001:2008 -HACCP certification and they opened their newest and fourth

branch in Al Kheesa in 2016. Today, FAMILY is one of the leading retail

organizations in Qatar.

Family Mart

Along with the FAMILY’s strategy, they are always supporting Qatar by working

closely with communities to support local activities and to align with the national

vision 2030. Family Food Centre ensures this by promoting homegrown and organic

fresh products from local farms that would give access to more fresh and safe food,

ensuring sustainable productions.

Source: Press Release

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