JMA Group to open 20 supermarkets in Dubai

27 March 2018 (Last Updated March 27th, 2018 14:34)

JMA Group has plans to invest over AED60m ($16m) to open 20 supermarket stores in Dubai by end of this year.

JMA Group plans to invest over AED60m ($16m) to open 20 supermarket stores in Dubai by end of 2018.

The company also plans to expand its retail footprint by opening around 100 convenience stores in UAE, GCC and Asia by 2020.

JMA will offer a range of products, including food and beverages, organic produce, ready-meals, electronic goods, fashion and lifestyle products in its stores.

The group will also be introducing farm fresh products and locally sourced produce.

“We found that there is a big gap in the market, with customers still looking for a seamless and convenient shopping experience.”

The company currently operates in different areas of Dubai, including Dubai Marina, Dubai Investment Park, Al Karama, Arjan, Business bay, Al Furjan, Al Warqa and Oud Metha.

JMA Group General Manager Kumar Nair said: “We found that there is a big gap in the market, with customers still looking for a seamless and convenient shopping experience.

“JMA will provide a range of fresh and healthy foods and quality products in our well-designed and hygienic stores, as well as excellent customer service – giving our customers a choice of products and service at competitive price.”

To reduce check-out time for customers, the supermarkets will offer self-checkout counters and multiple forms of payment.

This investment is expected to create 1,000 jobs in the country.

The retailer will also provide an option to make online purchases through a mobile application.