Carrefour UAE donates food supplies for needy
Abu Dhabi, October 8, 2009
Leading UAE retailer Carrefour has delivered a truck-load of food items worth Dh625,000 to the Red Crescent’s Abu Dhabi office, which will go to needy communities across the UAE.
Carrefour carried out the collection drive in the UAE during Ramadan. Foodstuffs were given free or at heavily discounted prices with the support of Iffco and Agility.
“With so many deserving causes abroad occupying our attention, it is sometimes easy to forget that there are people in need here in the UAE, too,” said Henri Changeux, head of Carrefour for the GCC.
Carrefour’s donation initiative is now in its third year and this year’s donation has surpassed the amount raised in 2008, he added.
The brand’s community work in the UAE and other Gulf markets also includes raising environmental awareness through its popular ‘Act Green’ campaign, which encourages shoppers to replace plastics bags with reusable ones.
With 15,000 stores worldwide, Carrefour is the world’s second largest retailer and the biggest in Europe and the Gulf. It operates four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, hard discounts stores and convenience stores.
Carrefour in the UAE is a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and Carrefour France.-TradeArabia News Service