Al Maya marks presence at Northern Ireland’s buyers meet


March 24, 2014 | By RetailME Bureau

A delegation of Dubai-based Al Maya Group visited Belfast recently to meet a group of 10 local companies organised by Invest Northern Ireland office in Dubai. Al Maya group director, Kamal Vachani, who led a four-member buying team, said the group was keen to source a wide range of food and soft drinks from Ireland. Al Maya Group’s visit was part of a series of ‘meet the buyer’ missions from the UAE hosted by Invest Northern Ireland’s food team in Belfast.

“UAE is an open market with immense opportunities for Northern Ireland food and drink companies, both large and small. Al Maya Group is keen to explore opportunities in virtually every food and beverage category because our customer base is very diverse and includes a very significant grouping of expats from the UK, the rest of Europe and the US.  Dubai, for example, is among the world’s most cosmopolitan centres. Our aim is to provide them with products, which they are familiar with. We already stock many of the popular European and US products,” says Vachani.

Among the food and drink products that topped the team’s agenda were cereals of all types, dried fruits and nuts, bakery, sauces, soft drinks especially fruit juices and frozen pork. Al Maya Group, which operates a network of 40 supermarkets also included a senior representative from its UK business responsible for consolidating and shipping products regularly to Dubai for Al Maya stores, a fast service that makes it easier and cost-effective for Northern Ireland companies to service the huge and very diverse UAE marketplace.

Comments

comments

Previous Article Next Article

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



UAE-based grocery retail chain, Grandiose has opened its first hypermarket in Abu 

Continue Reading

June 2, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand 

Continue Reading

March 31, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the 

Continue Reading

March 9, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Almarai, Carrefour, Emirates have the most loyal customers

UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th 

Continue Reading

February 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based  Lulu Group recently inaugurated its first-ever all-female staff store in Jeddah, 

Continue Reading

February 15, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Jones the grocer

Jones the Grocer, the gourmet grocer and cheese retailer launches the Jones 

Continue Reading

February 1, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets is hosting a two-week food festival at select 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By Lawrence Pinto

Locally-owned supermarket Spinneys has launched its ‘Power of Plants’ initiative in the 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Cookit

Carrefour UAE has launched “Cookit Yourself” — a curated recipe box created 

Continue Reading

January 5, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Al Islami Plant-Based Burger

UAE-based Al Islami Foods, one of the largest frozen food companies in 

Continue Reading

January 3, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Marks & Spencer's plant-based range

Marks & Spencer’s plant-based range now offers over 25 vegan products including meat-free 

Continue Reading

December 23, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine