United Arab Emirates store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.

Presentations

02/04/2015

The hypermarket is a key format for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the operator of the Carrefour brand in the Middle East. The hypermarket, as in other countries, is coming under pressure in the UAE from smaller stores and so we visited a Carrefour hypermarket in Deira City to understand how MAF is evolving the format to make it relevant to today’s shoppers and how it is preparing it for the future.

02/04/2015
We visited a LuLu Express store to understand how the retailer is developing a multi-format strategy to enable it to adapt its approach to store expansion in markets where it has a strong presence or there is a lack of sites available for its large scale hypermarkets.