First Carrefour outlet opens in Fujairah
Dubai, December 17, 2011
Carrefopur, the world’s second largest retailer, operated in the Middle East region through a JV with Majid Al Futtaim Group, has announced the opening of its first hypermarket in Fujairah in the UAE.
The new Carrefour Hypermarket opened at Century Mall in the emirate on December 15, said a company statement.
This takes the brand’s hypermarket tally in the UAE to 16, and to 41 across the Middle East, it added.
The new store stocks thousands of items including a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, electronics and homeware items, and has a delicatessen, butchery and fishmongers.
Henry Changeux, GCC country head of Carrefour said the new store has been welcomed by local residents, and will provide a boost for the economy in the surrounding area.
"The UAE continues to be a key growth area for Carrefour and we are delighted that the opportunity has arisen for us to open our first Carrefour Hypermarket in Fujairah."
“This opening also marks a second key milestone in Carrefour’s history, as we have been able to develop our internationally-renowned brand to have a presence in all seven emirates in the UAE,” he added.
The new hypermarket, said the official, echoes the model of Carrefour Hypermarkets across the Middle East and focuses on quality, variety and value-for-money.
Additional services include home delivery, shopping carts designed specially for children and a resting area for customers.
Recognized as one of the most active shopping concept developers in the region, the Majid Al Futtaim group first introduced the Carrefour model to the Middle East in 1995.-TradeArabia News Service