(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 29 November 2016)
Alfamart Philippines is set for major expansion with funding secured for as many as 120 new convenience stores.
Minority parent company Sumber Alfaria Trijaya already operates 44 stores in the Philippines in a joint venture with SM Retail, through its local subsidiary Alfamart Retail Asia. That company has secured local financing to fund the expansion, which will cost an estimated US$3.8 million.
The Philippine roll-out is part of a broader expansion plan for Sumber Alfaria Trijaya which will open 1200 stores in Indonesia this year. Currently, it has 10,086 stores in its home market, including 2958 which are franchised.