By Andy Sambidge
Supermarket retailer reveals three-year plan, aims to meet demands of 'growing community'
Supermarket retailer Spinneys is planning at least six new outlets in Qatar over the next three years, a senior official has said.
Alister Calder, Spinneys chief development officer, said the GCC region is a key target market, with Qatar standing out as the most stable with a constantly growing economy.
“Our investment in Qatar was a natural expansion of Spinneys operations to one of the most promising GCC markets,” he said in comments published by Qatar daily Gulf Times.
Calder told the paper that the decision to launch new outlets was taken after extensive studies and research.
“There is a growing community here which is seeking premium products and our presence in Qatar will naturally attract this segments to our retail outlets,” he said.
“As Qatar continues to develop, we hope to become an even bigger part of the local society by opening further more branches in its fast developing locations, offering more for local customers,” added Calder.
Spinneys also said it was opening two stores this summer at Doha’s high profile residential, commercial and hospitality location, The Pearl-Qatar.
Spinneys, established in 1924, now operates supermarkets in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE.