People have different preferences and they like to do routine tasks at convenient times. But, for those who work night shifts, it’s difficult to make time for grocery shopping. Even though some grocery store are open twenty-four hours a day, others are open only during the day. If you need to buy groceries during the day and cannot make it to the store, there are also options for home delivery.
Ever Growing Customer Base
Carrefour is a French supermarket and hypermarket chain that operates as an exclusive franchise under the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim group. Its network of Grocery Store is the largest in the Middle East, with more than 330 outlets in 15 countries. Since its founding in the UAE in 1995, the company has expanded its retail presence to meet the needs of an ever-growing customer base.
The supermarket chain has announced that it will temporarily change its operating hours. It will open its stores at 8am and close at 8 pm from Tuesday to Friday. The new hours coincide with a planned sanitisation drive in Dubai, which is scheduled to run until 5 April. This sanitization drive will begin at 8pm each day and continue until 6am the following day. The new opening hours will be temporary and will not affect the normal working hours of the stores in the UAE.
Dozens of Branches in the Emirates
Carrefour has dozens of branches in the Emirates. It has been working with suppliers to ensure that its stores are well-stocked and that prices do not increase excessively. As a result, customers will be able to shop at Carrefour’s hypermarkets from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays.
Carrefour has 44 outlets in Egypt. Most of its Grocery Store are located in shopping malls, and they are popular with the upper class. During the 2011 Egyptian revolution, an Alexandria Carrefour store was heavily looted. But this did not prevent the chain from opening eight more stores in the country over the next two years.
Variety of Products and Services
LuLu is an established name in the UAE, the GCC, and South India, with over 200 Grocery Store. The company is well-known for its upscale food and retail offerings, with emphasis on quality and affordable prices. It is one of the most popular and convenient options for shoppers, offering a variety of products and services.
LuLu is celebrating the UAE’s golden jubilee by offering up to 50% off on 50 products. The offer will run from October 21 to December 9, offering shoppers a great selection. The supermarket chain has 87 locations throughout the UAE, which will give shoppers an array of choices.
Facilities in Multiple Locations
The LuLu Group is an international company with operations in over 200 locations in the GCC, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It also operates a number of hypermarkets in the GCC and several outlets in the UAE. The LuLu Group also has malls and food processing facilities in multiple locations throughout the region.
UAE authorities recently announced that supermarkets and other food retail outlets can stay open twenty-four hours a day. During this period, LuLu hypermarkets will remain open, with some exceptions. However, the UAE government has also advised that shops should not exceed 30 percent of their total capacity at any time and that they should keep a two-meter distance between customers to ensure their safety.
Carrefour Supermarkets in Dubai
Dubai residents may be able to shop at Carrefour supermarkets late at night. The company has dozens of branches in the UAE. These stores offer a variety of products and have special offers for customers. The fresh produce that they sell is sourced locally. These products are often cheaper than imported products. They also offer a loyalty program that allows customers to earn points towards discounts. Once they accumulate 500 points, they can redeem them for AED 50 off their next purchase.
The company launched its online store in September 2010, offering free delivery to customers who spend AED 500 or more. Orders below AED 500 are charged AED 12. Delivery is handled by UPS. The company has also announced the opening of a new store in Abu Dhabi. It is expected to open on 2 November, but the contact details for this store have not yet been released.
Some of the stores in the UAE have opened in late hours. One is called Carrefour City+, which has an automated checkout system. This technology doesn’t require a line of shoppers and allows them to pay with their smartphones. Using an app, shoppers scan their purchases and then receive a receipt within five minutes of leaving the Grocery Store. Technology is part of a growing field of retail automation. Many major retailers are integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning software to make their stores as efficient as possible.