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 starts this year’s Ramadan Campaign; participates at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ festival

Al Meera starts this year’s Ramadan Campaign; participates at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ festival

 

In line with the campaign, Al Meera participates in Katara’s month-long ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Held under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has officially kicked off this year’s Ramadan Campaign with the introduction of 1438 consumer goods at cost price to the patrons of 35 of its branches across the country, in addition to Géant Hypermarket. In line with the campaign, Al Meera is currently participating at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ consumer goods festival, for the duration of the Holy Month.

As part of this year’s campaign, the patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, will be able to purchase at cost price, 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the Holy Month. Shoppers will be able to spot these products through special shelf talkers.

Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director, said:

“Since inception, Al Meera has been at the heart of the community and has spared no effort to make a real difference in the shopping experience of consumers across the country. As part of our unwavering commitment towards the welfare and prosperity of the community we serve, every year, Al Meera makes sure to run massive promotions on hundreds of food and non-food items catering to the needs of all families celebrating every iftar and suhour”.

He added: “This year, we are pleased to extend our Ramadan campaign with Al Meera’s participation in Katara’s ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival as a token of appreciation and gratitude for the continuous support of our patrons and to share the country’s families in their celebration of the Holy Month. In addition to that, we are also offering 1438 consumer goods at cost price, as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438. The way we see it, there is no better way to celebrate the Holy Month with our customers, than by sharing with them in their precious moments of gathering.”

Held at the Cultural Village Foundation from May 11 till June 29, ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival hosts more than 30 local food supply companies offering a wide variety of Ramadan culinary staples and grocery items at low prices, in order to help families around the country in their preparations for welcoming the Holy Month.

Throughout the duration of the ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival, Al Meera is offering Katara’s visitors a rich variety of Ramadan specials, essential food items and a selection of the 1438 consumer goods that are currently on shelves at cost price at several branches of Al Meera. The interior design of Al Meera’s shop at the festival has been decorated to reflect the Company’s internal colours at its newly opened branches, in addition to replicating the latest innovations and modern shelving setup, in line with the company’s identity.

Al Meera’s Ramadan campaign comes in the framework of the Company’s inclusive CSR program, as well as in the context of providing consumers in Qatar with high quality products at the best price, living up to Al Meera’s motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

Al Meera will also provide adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 34 of its shopping centers across the country, during the Holy Month. In addition to that, Al Meera is currently working with its local suppliers on providing its customers with attractive offers on a variety of consumer products and home appliances at its stores.

In order to keep consumers informed about all initiatives during Ramadan, Al Meera will make use of special labels to designate around the products that will be priced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.

The Company is continuously collaborating with its local and overseas suppliers to supply and import the best products from the company’s various sources prior to the Holy Month, including Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

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

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera ready to welcome the Holy Month with high quality products at the best price

Al Meera ready to welcome the Holy Month with high quality products at the best price

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) announced yesterday its ‘1438 consumer goods at cost price’ distinctive offer, that comes as part of the Company’s Ramadan campaign under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’; which will be launched in a few days, as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438. The announcement was made during a press conference, held at the Al Meera Headquarters Board Room, in the presence of special guests and members of the media. The Ramadan offer comes in the context of Al Meera’s readiness to welcome the Holy Month, and its constant efforts to provide consumers in Qatar with high quality products at the best price.

The campaign comes as an extension of last year’s Ramadan offer, and gives patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, the opportunity to purchase 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the holy month.

The special offer is complemented by Al Meera’s provision of adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 34 branches of its shopping centers across the country, during the Holy Month. In addition to that, Al Meera is currently working with its local suppliers on providing its customers with attractive offers on a variety of consumer products and home appliances at its stores.

Moreover, Al Meera will make use of special labels to designate around the products that will be priced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in order to protect and inform consumers during Ramadan, and is continuously collaborating with its local and overseas suppliers to supply and import the best products from the company’s various sources prior to the Holy Month, including Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

Al Meera will also support Ramadan programs and initiatives carried out by charities and associations, and is coordinating with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to distribute some necessary items to the main mosques in the country during the blessed month.

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

“Our Ramadan campaign, is our humble gift to the community that we serve and our loyal customers who have continued to support us year after year, and it comes as part of our CSR program, which aims to contribute to improving the shopping experience of the members of our community in all aspects and through various means. This year, consumers will be able to enjoy our special Ramadan offer and our trademark shopping experience in more shopping centers and neighbourhoods, following the opening of several new Al Meera stores in previously underserved regions in the country, living up to our motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.”

Commenting on the announcement of the campaign, Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Al Meera, said:

“At Al Meera, we put our customers first in everything we do and we spare no effort to provide consumers in Qatar with the best shopping experience while providing them with premium quality products at affordable prices. What’s more important is that we always listen to our customers, which is why, in light of the good reception to last year’s Ramadan campaign among consumers, we decided to continue this remarkable tradition this year and offer our valued patrons with even more products at cost price.”

Since its inception in 2005, Al Meera has continued to affirm its commitment to Qatar’s social and cultural values and has taken many steps to make a real difference in the shopping experience of community members across the country. Over the years, the Company has developed a number of remarkable activities that have become an integral part of its annual commitment to the various segments in society.

In the first quarter of 2017, Al Meera has exerted great effort to live up to its role-model status in the realm of corporate social responsibility, with a lineup of humanitarian, social and environmental initiatives that were successfully met with great acclaim and engagement from all segments of society.

Harmonized with Al Meera’s dedication to providing the best shopping experience, the Company most recently launched a joint campaign with Qatar National Bank (QNB) that will be active in all Al Meera stores and Geant hypermarket, where shoppers can earn 1 bonus Life Rewards point for every QAR 2 redeemed (with a minimum spend of QAR 250).

In February 2017, in line with the country’s trend towards urban development outside of Doha, Al Meera celebrated the opening of its new branch in Umm Salal Ali, one of the previously announced 5 out of 14-store expansion phase, to its network in Qatar. Soon after, Al Meera brought its exceptional shopping experience to consumers in Al Wakra (East) with the opening of its third store to date in Al Wakra.

In addition, the Leaibab 2 branch is expected to be opened within a few days, bringing the Company’s five-store expansion phase to fruition by the beginning of Q2 2017. Moreover, during the second quarter of 2016, initial works were taking place on six new shopping centres, across various regions in the country, covering Al Khor, Umm Qarn, Rawdat Aba El Heran, Al Sailiya, Leaibab 1 and Azghawa, which will see completion during 2017. Upon the accomplishment of finalizing their construction, Al Meera stores will be expected to reach 50 branches in Qatar by the end of 2017.

In parallel with the progress made in its expansion strategy, the Company recently took part in Qatar Development Bank’s (QDB) “Moushtarayat 2017” Exhibition and Conference, through which it educated suppliers and local SMEs on the steps they need to take in order to partner with Al Meera, claim their space on its store shelves, and become a part of its growing supply chain, towards Qatar’s economic diversification and the realization of the country’s National Vision for the year 2030.

Al Meera also participated in the 10th International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Aspire Dome as the Official Supplier of the event, in the framework of its relentless support to cultivating a culture of sports in society.

In addition to that, Al Meera partook in Qatar University’s CSR Exhibition, and took home the Responsible Leadership Award.

Other initiatives sponsored and supported by Al Meera included the events of the 12th Gulf Consumer Protection Week, the World Down Syndrome Day in association with Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, Mother’s Day at the Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan).

Contact:

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

Source: Al Meera

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