For those travelling from nearby countries of Myanmar, such as Thailand, you will be really disappointed with the available supermarkets in Yangon (Rangoon). You will find not many supermarkets in Yangon, in comparison to other Asian capitals. Furthermore, most of these supermarkets in Myanmar pretty small, and the available products are also very much limited.
The biggest supermarket chain in Yangon and in Myanmar is the City Mart Supermarkets. It has more than ten centers in Yangon, including the larger Ocean Supermarkets. Apart from Yangon, there is only one City Mart Supermarket in Mandalay, and another newly opened one in Pyinmanar (Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar).
You will be able to get a fairly good collection of imported and local products - food, drinks, dairy foods, toiletries, cosmetics, liquor and wine in these supermarkets. Certainly, the range of items available at City Mart Supermarket is much more than at any other supermarket in Myanmar. The staffs at City Mart are also friendly and helpful. Open together with almost all City Mart Supermarkets is the Season’s Bakery which sells tasty bread and bakery at an affordable price. In addition, City Mart has the largest collection of wine and liquor in Myanmar.
Apart from City Mart Supermarkets, there are very few supermarkets in Yangon. Super One is a hybrid of Supermarket and Department Store. It has more variety of local products than at City Mart, but the choice of imported products is very much limited. Brand and quality of imported products are also not as good as in City Mart. However, if you are looking for a quality Myanmar product, this is a good place for you.
Asia Light used to be quite famous among Yangon residents in the past. However, its popularity has declined steadily in recent years. There are a number of smaller store chains in Yangon but most of them are limited in the range of products they sell. Most of these also sell mainly cheap Chinese products. One such convenient store was Sein Gay Har Stores. Myaing Hay Wun Food Center is also good to visit.