About Majid Al Futtaim Retail
Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world. The brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 38 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
In 1995, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in City Centre Deira UAE and through the years, expanded to over 242 Carrefour stores in 15 countries across the region, serving over 700,000 customers a day.
Carrefour operates different hypermarket and supermarket stores to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 100,000 food and non-food products as well as thousands of household goods.
Carrefour is dedicated to rewarding its loyal customers and offering access to a unique and pleasant shopping experience through special offers and promotions throughout the year. Carrefour is committed to continued business growth in convenient locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to create great moments for everyone, every day.
About Carrefour UAE
Carrefour was launched in United Arab Emirates in 1995. Today, Carrefour operates 28 hypermarkets, 59 supermarkets, and employing over 10 950 of colleagues.About Majid Al Futtaim Group
Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour & Society
Carrefour UAE believes in conducting its operations in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. As such, the company is an active participant in key corporate social responsibility initiatives pioneered by Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
Carrefour UAE drives environmental sustainability of its stores through the following key initiatives:
Reducing ecological footprint through energy efficiency:
Carrefour believes in being an active contributor to local ecological balance and environment conservation. With this objective, it has installed Building Management Systems (BMS) at all its stores. The BMS facility is in compliance with Green Building Standards and includes measures such as pre-set schedule for AC, lights and exhaust fan. All Carrefour facilities are also put through regular checks to avoid excessive electricity usage. The company aims to further reduce its electricity usage by five percent in the next few years through the installation of energy efficient systems across facilities. In this regard, Carrefour has already switched all store lights to LED lighting to boost electricity savings and make store operations more environmentally sustainable.
Replacing plastic bags with eco-bags to reduce waste:
Carrefour introduced the usage of eco-bags in its stores with the aim of significantly reducing its use of plastic bags. These eco-bags are available in different sizes and can be availed at cash counters across all stores.
Majid Al Futtaim Retail supports social welfare through a series of community initiatives:
Take A moment to Give a Moment:
The “Take A Moment to Give a Moment” Festive Campaign seeks to increase awareness on underprivileged children among customers and asks them if they’re willing to donate their change for a noble cause. Carrefour’s objective is to provide great moments for children in need during festive seasons. This initiative was recently organized in December 2016 across Carrefour stores.
Together we make a difference:
The “Together we make a difference” campaign held during Ramadan is an internal initiative aimed at supporting the workforce in the UAE and improves health and safety standards within the workforce. The company partners with The Sameness Project, a Dubai-based social innovators spreading goodness, for this initiative. The initiative involves distributing care packs with everyday essentials from Carrefour as well as health checks for blood pressure and general medical consultation for all members of staff.
Make a difference:
The “Make a Difference” Ramadan Campaign was introduced during Ramadan 2016 and seeks to empower local communities through donating a selection of items at Carrefour’s special donation boxes located across the UAE. The “Make a Difference” campaign is the tenth such initiative by Majid Al Futtaim and counts as Carrefour’s most successful annual charity activations. Donors are allowed to donate a range of items including clothes, books, mobile phones and toys, which are then distributed through Red Crescent UAE.
Natural Disaster Response:
The Natural disaster response assistance initiative was started in 2015 in the wake of devastating earthquakes in Nepal. Within days of the earthquake, Carrefour launched a donation drive initiative, in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent to support the victims in Nepal. Carrefour also set up dedicated shelf-stands with a range of specially selected products including dry, long lasting and high energy foods, hygiene products and shelter blankets, sold at heavily discounted prices for customers to participate in the disaster response assistance.
About Carrefour brands:
Carrefour has a number of exclusive brands under its flagship brand, that have acquired a high degree of trust and credibility among our customers. The creation of Carrefour brands is to build a suite of products that exceed our customers’ expectations in terms of quality and price. Carrefour offers complete traceability on most of its products which as the label reads are available “only at Carrefour”.
Carrefour Brands in the UAE:
Carrefour UAE, owned by Majid Al Futtaim Retail, invests in the development of Carrefour branded products known as Carrefour private labels, with a view to redefining its stores’ product line. With growing demand from shoppers for high quality products at affordable prices, Carrefour is constantly expanding its range of Carrefour private label products that are comparable in quality with leading brands in the market and at competitive prices. Carrefour strictly adheres to its quality policies and ensures safety of the raw materials used in the production of each product that goes on its shelves. Family packs and products, that serve the needs of the UAE’s diverse nationalities, are prioritized by Carrefour in its private label selection.
Carrefour brings together the best French products since these have a high level of trust among our customers in the UAE. Given Carrefour’s strong association with France in its supply chain, products sourced from France are also transparent and traceable.
All of Carrefour’s private labels offer:
Product quality: The quality of products under this brand is comparable with leading brands in the market
Price advantage: Products offered under these brands are high value-for-money and can be further augmented by savings on family packs
Safety: All products offered under Carrefour’s private labels are tested for the highest levels of safety recommended in the UAE
Carrefour Bio Products:
Carrefour delivers high quality, organic and affordable products within its Carrefour Bio range. All Carrefour Bio products are sourced from France and have European and French organic certification. The store offers a wide selection of organic products that cover a range of preferences and tastes. The food categories include cereals, biscuits, jams, pasta, spices, vegetable cans, frozen food, dairy products, baby food, and more. Carrefour Bio brand is designed to fulfill customers’ demand of having healthy balanced and desirable diet at reasonable prices.Careers
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