Carrefour Set to Open Ten New Stores in the UAE

30 Oct 2016

Majid Al Futtaim celebrates 21 years since introducing hypermarket concept to the region with daily promotions

Dubai, UAE: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, today announced that Carrefour will open ten new stores in the UAE in 2017, setting it on target to reach 140 hypermarkets and 210 supermarkets in the countries in which Majid Al Futtaim operates by 2018.

Carrefour, franchised by Majid Al Futtaim in 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, will open two hypermarkets and eight supermarkets across the emirates next year as it looks to meet the growing demand for convenience shopping.

“This week marks 21 years since Majid Al Futtaim introduced the Carrefour hypermarket concept to the UAE and the wider region as part of its vision to create great moments for everyone, every day. Since then, the brand has become synonymous with providing customers with unbeatable value and choice. We are proud to continue that tradition through the current in-store promotions to celebrate our anniversary. During our ten day anniversary promotion in 2015, we served more than three million customers, a figure we are targeting to increase 15% this year,” said Miguel Povedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE.

“In the last two decades we have witnessed a number of retail trends emerge, including increasing demand for smaller supermarket-style stores in recent years. We will continue to grow the hypermarket brand in the UAE with the addition of two more hypermarkets and address the growing trend for smaller convenient stores through the introduction of eight new supermarkets. We also look forward to extending our home delivery service, which we are currently testing in selected areas in Dubai,” he added.

Carrefour’s ten-day anniversary celebrations are currently running across all hypermarkets and supermarkets in the UAE. Promotions include Majid Al Futtaim’s leisure and entertainment attractions such as Ski Dubai, Magic Planet and VOX Cinemas, and City Centre Clinic vouchers for all food purchases over AED2. MyCLUB members will also receive great discounts daily on two different product categories in loyalty points as well as three amazing daily deals.