JMA Group has invested $16m (AED60m) to open a chain of twenty supermarkets in Dubai by the end of 2018, creating an estimated 1,000 jobs in the country.
The firm will invest further to open around 100 convenience stores across the UAE, GCC and Asia by 2020.
The supermarkets will offer food, beverages, ready-meals, organic produce, electronics, fashion and lifestyle products, as well as farm fresh and self-branded products.
The stores will also have speedy self-checkout counters to reduce long queues, accepting multiple forms of payment.
In addition, they will provide e-shopping through a mobile application.
Dr. Kumar Nair, General Manager, JMA Group said, “We found that there is a big gap in the market, with customers still looking for a seamless and convenient shopping experience. JMA will provide a range of fresh and healthy foods and quality products in our well-designed and hygienic stores as well as excellent customer service – giving our customers a choice of products and service at competitive price.”
JMA opened their first stores in Dubai Marina, Dubai Investment Park, Al Karama, Arjan, Business bay, Al Furjan, Al Warqa and Oud Metha.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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