The supermarket chain Grandiose designates sections to highlight local produce
Dubai: The eco-friendly supermarket chain Grandiose Supermarket reveals its plans to highlight local businesses by designating sections of its store to local farms, companies and business owners.
The homegrown chain also announces its ambitious plans to provide various jobs and career growth opportunities in the country in its branches that are set to open.
Grandiose’s latest branch opening in Jumeirah 2 was attended by Her Excellency Fatima Mohammed Tawakul Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for the Regions Sector alongside representatives from the Environment sector and His Excellency LOW Pit Chin Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Abdulla Saif Al Hathboor Chairman at Al Hathboor Group as well as delegates of other industries in the UAE.
During the event, Her Excellency Fatima Mohammed Tawakul, emphasized the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Changes’ interest and support of sustainable projects and assured that the Ministry encourages all retail stores to adopt green practices that help in preserving the environment.
Furthermore, Her Excellency praised the steps taken by Grandiose Supermarket to support local produce, and organic foods and items as well as their focus on eco-friendly measures stressing that this approach supports the country’s goals in reducing waste and waste generation and preserving the environment and reinforces the circular economy.
The store is one of the first supermarkets in the UAE that facilitates sustainable grocery shopping with a well-thought deliberate customer journey as it provides them with shopping trolleys and recycled baskets, and paper bags instead of plastic bags, and it also encourages shoppers to bring their own reusable bags and containers.
Speaking on the occasion Ghassan Aboud, Chairman of Ghassan Aboud Group and Grandiose Supermarket, stated: “The Grandiose Chain was established in 2016 and today it opens its 12th branch. We are continuing to grow and expand, as apart of an aggressive strategy to double this number next year.”
Olivier Latour, CEO of Grandiose Supermarkets said: “Despite difficult times, Grandiose is implementing an ambitious expansion plan and providing hundreds of job and career growth opportunities.”
The Grandiose branch in Jumeirah 2 is part of a 40,000 square feet community centre that aims to provide a comprehensive customer experience and includes a number of stores including a roastery, a coffee shop, a flower shop, a pet store and gardening shop a barber, a laundry kiosk amongst other shops.
Grandiose is offering an attractive discount of 20% on its products for the first four days commencing November 18th 2020.
The new branch also features a unique ‘Cheese Cave’ that includes varieties of cheese from different parts of the world, as well as sections of local products and an array of international chocolates.
The chain Grandiose Supermarkets is developing new immersed and bigger stores that are mostly dedicated to fresh foods and local produce and is also offering small and big domestic appliances and key houseware needs, along with a toys section and a textile and home linen section.
In addition to the new store in Jumeirah 2, Grandiose currently operates 11 supermarkets in Dubai Marina Promenade, Marina Walk, Um Suqeim 1, Silicon Oasis, Barsha, Dubai Mall, Sports City, RAK Grove, Address Downtown, Masdar City and Reem Island (Abu Dhabi). The next store is set to open in December within Mina Port Wasl Properties