Al Meera’s Supply Chain Department earns ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Bureau Veritas

Al Meera’s Supply Chain Department earns ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Bureau Veritas

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As a testament to the Company’s unwavering commitment to quality, best practices and high standards across its various operations, the Supply Chain Department of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has recently been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certificate by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK.

Such a feat comes in recognition of the Company’s quality management and risk analysis for the activities of its Supply Chain department and Warehouse management – in compliance with the international standards under Mr. Hanif Parker, Al Meera’s management representative. The remarkable achievement marks the first time in Qatar that a Company in the retail sector claims this sought-after certification..

The award comes in line with Al Meera’s dedication to delivering quality that delights its customers, increases shareholder value, and reflects the craftsmanship of its employees in faithfully implementing the Company’s Quality Management System.

On his part, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director added:

“This victory reflects our Supply Chain department’s commitment to Al Meera’s mission of continuously improving its quality management system, as well as attentively working on updating the Department’s internal procedures in order to be fully-compliant with Qatar’s laws, standards and best practices, with the ultimate aim of exceeding consumers’ expectations, while meeting the ambitions of our partners and shareholders.

Achieving such a vision of becoming everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer” entails having a Supply Chain Department par excellence. The ISO 9001:2015 certification awarded to our Supply Chain Department comes to highlight Al Meera’s diligent execution of the department’s functions, and is a token of reassurance to our customers and partners that we strive for quality and high standards in all aspects of our operations.”

To implement a Quality Management System that achieves Al Meera’s vision and objectives, the Company maintains high production standards to guarantee product quality, optimizes storage facility to decrease costs and drive profits, continuously trains employees to boost their performance and sense of responsibility, and provides accurate data to mitigate risk and increase potential business opportunities.

Al Meera’s Quality Management System also includes implementing an efficient stock replenishment plan that meets customers’ needs, purposeful forecasting and planning for timely purchasing and production, all while continually improving the system based on the use of efficient business processes and customer surveys.

Other ISO-Certified Al Meera departments include the Company’s Commercial Department, which is ISO 9001:2008 certified by Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS in the UK. The certificate verifies Al Meera’s adherence to international standards in contract management, category review, and selection re-evaluation of Al Meera suppliers.

Al Meera’s commitment to top-quality standards and best practices across its operations complement the retail chain’s world-class shopping experience that it delivers to consumers in Qatar’s myriad neighbourhoods, which is further augmented by its shopping centers’ trademark modern interior designs and shelving installations, as well as state-of-the-art technologies and facilities that have become synonymous with Al Meera brand around the country. Most of Al Meera’s newly opened and renovated stores also feature a selection of complementary shops, a restaurant area and small food court, as well as a dedicated parking space and other facilities that make for a truly memorable experience for shoppers.

During the ceremony, Bureau Veritas Country Chief Executive Mr. Salim Kseib, presented the award to Al Meera Acting CEO Mr. Cobus Lombard, Commercial and Acting Supply Chain Director Mr. Karim Noui, and other senior officials at Al Meera

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera’s sales in 1H2016 grew 10.6%, from QR 1.22 billion to QR 1.35 billion vs the same period in 2015

QATAR, 2016-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC) recently disclosed its semi-annual financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2016, with net profit attributable to the owners of the company amounting to QR 102.4 million.

Commenting on the company’s achievement, Al Meera stated that for the first half of the year, the company recorded gross profit of QR 215.4 million, representing an 8.0% increase, despite a drop in gross profit percentage from 16.3% (last period) to 16.0% (this period). Meanwhile, gross shops rental income increased by 50.1% from QR 23.3 million last year, to QR 34.9 million this year. Al Meera’s operating income also increased by 10.6% compared to the same period in 2015.

Al Meera’s sales for the first half of this year grew 10.6%, from QR 1.22 billion to QR 1.35 billion, compared to the same period in 2015.

These financial results come as a result of Al Meera’s expansion plans to serve the diverse communities in the state of Qatar and meet the needs of all citizens and residents wherever they are, with competitive prices that take into account all segments of society.

As of June 30, 2016, total equity stood at QR 1.33 billion on a capital base of QR 200 million, and earnings per share for the period was QR 5.12, a 1.5% increase from H1 2015.

Since its inception in 2005, Al Meera has reflected the natural evolution of cooperative enterprises, which were established during the last thirty years to meet the different needs of the Qatari community. Throughout the company’s decade-long history, Al Meera has remained committed to providing high quality products and services to its customers at competitive prices in a distinctive and ethical way.

Al Meera has proudly made progress in all areas, including developing an expansion strategy that matches with the Qatar National Vision 2030’s urban development plans. And today, Al Meera is pleased to announce that it is in the process of finishing the final stages for opening 5 stores out of the 14 announced last year, which are due to be open in the near future in Bu Sidra, North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Al Wakra (West), Leaibab 2, and Um Salal Ali.

Al Meera’s new community malls are constructed in a modern and contemporary design. Each mall includes a supermarket, along with shops, restaurants and other stores. The malls are also constructed in accordance with international standards and equipped with the latest interior designs and lighting systems that ensure a distinctive shopping experience.

To view the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s review report for the six month period ended June 30, 2016 (Statement), click here

Contact:
Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera