By Andy Sambidge
Al Adil Supermakets reveals plan to open four new stores during 2009 to cater for south Asian expats.
A supermarket chain which caters primarily to the 2.5 million south Asian expats in the UAE has announced plans for a major expansion of stores.
Al Adil Supermarkets said on Wednesday that it will be opening four new retail outlets this year, taking its tally to 10 by the end of this year.
The company currently runs six retail outlets in the UAE, three in Dubai, two in Sharjah and one in Abu Dhabi. The planned four new stores will be set up in strategic locations where the company has zero presence.
Al Adil Supermarkets will be entering Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah for the first time after 25 years of operations in the UAE.
In each of its outlets, Al Adil Supermarkets sells more than 4,000 food and household items.
Commenting on the expansion plans, Dhananjay Datar, managing director, Al Adil Group of Companies said: "The company has had a successful run in the past and we would like to leverage this for an even brighter future. When we did an assessment of our past 25 years operations we realised that there is so much more to do.
"Our planned new four outlets along with the existing six will give us presence across the UAE in true sense."
Al Adil Group has a manufacturing and repackaging plant in Dubai where it produces and packages spices, lentils, pickles, flours, and other South Asian food items under the Peacock brand.
The company's range of products has won it a customer base that includes prestigious five-star hotels, reputed catering companies, supermarkets and restaurants.
As regular Al Adil customer, I am glad to read that the Al Adil group plans to canvass the entire UAE. I would like to suggest Jebel Ali as a probable location for a new store, as people living in around this area have to drive down all the way to Karama or Bur Dubai to get all the stuff that we are now so used to having in our day to day lives. Thanks.