More info regarding buying Pork in QDC

by: xtian001

In: Food | News | Qatar | Shopping

22 Nov 2011

Here’s some more info regarding buying Pork in Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) from an inside source.

1.) Access to QDC is still restricted to liquor permit holders.
2.) We need the liquor permit to create an invoice.
3.) No other permit is necessary.
4.) The value of pork purchases is NOT deducted from your permit value.
5.) There is no limit on how much you can purchase.
6.) The current range is restricted to frozen smoked & unsmoked back & streaky bacon and 3 types of sausage (plain, Lincolnshire & Cumberland).
7.) All packs (400gms for bacon & 454gms for sausages) are QR28 per pack.
8.) Frozen items like chops, joints and belly pork will be here in about 1 month.
9.) A chilled Italian range of Salami, Parma Ham etc is coming by air freight and should be here within 7-10 days.
10.) We hope to get some chilled ham & gammon joints by air in time for Christmas, but we are still negotiating prices on this.

Please note that we sold 10% of the first container in 4 hours yesterday, but don’t worry the 2nd container is arriving in the port today.

We will be selling freezer bags from today, but I recommend you bring a cold box with you when shopping for pork.

As you will discover we do not really have space for this new venture, so please bear with us if the crowd in the cold room is too much and the queues too long. I recommend you avoid Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays if you want to avoid the queues.

Please note we will be building an extension to house this new product range, but this will take at least 6-8 months to complete. We are also planning a separate shop on The Pearl (next to the new liquor shop) but again this is at least 8 months away. The new liquor shop on The Pearl should open by end of January 2012.

5 Responses to More info regarding buying Pork in QDC



November 23rd, 2011 at 5:32 am

Oh Yummy!
That looks delicious! I can smell the bacon from here!


Life on the Spot: Doha, Qatar

December 17th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

[…] this might land me in trouble. In any case, the main items being sold were Bacon and Sausages. The promised Italian range of Salami, Parma Ham etc, expected at the end of December, were still not available […]



December 30th, 2011 at 6:56 am

do we need a liquor permit if are going to buy of pork only?



December 30th, 2011 at 9:02 am

Yes you do as you can not go in without showing your liquor permit.



February 9th, 2014 at 2:39 am

You definitely need a liquor permit to go inside the QDC, there is no separate registration for pork purchase. Anybody with a liquor purchase can do that. Also your liquor credit wont be affected by purchasing pork as it wont be reduced fro your credit.

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