DED-Ajman conducts Polls and Receives Favorable Feedback


A number of rumors from irresponsible persons of food shortage and rise in consumer goods prices in the emirate have recently appeared, as a result of fear of consumers in the emirate of the negative impact of the spread of Coronavirus.

DED-Ajman polled a number of directors at hypermarkets and received favorable feedback that belie all irresponsible rumors and allegations.

Mr. Philippe Peguilhan, Country Manager of Carrefour UAE - Majid Al Futtaim Retail said: Carrefour continues to ensure that all its traditional and electronic markets are operable and has full stock to meet customer needs, despite the increase in sales during the first two weeks of March, especially in cleaning and sanitization products, healthy food and electronics. Our supply chain is well equipped to ensure the constant availability of basic products for our customers. We are also committed to maintaining price levels during this period. As people currently tend to buy more goods, we encourage our valued customers to shop in responsible manner depending on their needs, as there is sufficient stock foro all people. We will remain committed to supporting our suppliers and providing our customers with the best products and supplies, despite the current challenges.

For his part, Mr. Sami Mohamad Shaban – General Manager of Ajman Markets Cooperative Society said that Ajman Markets Cooperative Society and all its branches has taken all the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus by sterilizing trolleys and providing gloves at the entrances of branches to ensure consumer goods are not polluted. He also confirmed that there is no overcrowding on the Society’s branches throughout Ajman, noting that all goods are available in adequate quantity depending on the current situation, and there is a sufficient strategic stock covering a long period of time. He also stressed that consumers purchase basic goods that cover two weeks and there is no fear of any food shortage. The Society draws the attention to the fact that electronic sales and online shoppers witnessed an increase by 60%, as the Society provides good purchase and home delivery to the consumer in the emirate.

Mr. Ashok Tulsiani, Executive Director - Food at Al Safeer Group Of Companies assured customers that there is sufficient stock of goods in Al Safeer retail outlets without any change in prices. He also welcomed all customers and clients to Al Safeer Hypermarket.

On the other hand, Mr. Seddique Mousa, the General Manager of Nesto Hypermarket, called upon consumers to not store foodstuff at homes, as there is sufficient stock of a variety of consumer goods and products in large and adequate quantities that meet the needs of consumers, stressing that the prices are fixed and have not been subject to any increase as a result of the current situation.

Mr. V. Nandakumar, Head of Marketing and Communication – Lulu Group confirmed that: In Lulu Hypermarket, we are totally ready in respect of food stock and other daily grocery. Our stores and warehouses are also well equipped and there is no worry in this concern. We are always in touch, and work together with our suppliers in UAE to ensure that consumer goods are available in our stores at the best prices.