Géant, part of GMG, has announced a strategic partnership with Emirates Crop One, a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and Crop One.
Bustanica will now supply a new range of high-quality leafy greens, including lettuce, arugula, mixed salad greens, and spinach, to all Géant Hypermarkets and supermarkets across the UAE. Located near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, Bustanica’s 330,000 sq. ft. facility is geared to produce more than 1 million kilograms of high-quality leafy greens annually.
The partnership was announced in the presence of Marc Laurent, President, Retail – Consumer Goods, GMG, and Kieran Dowd, General Manager – Emirates Crop One and Vice President Sourcing Solutions – Emirates Flight Catering, in Dubai Hills Mall’s Géant hypermarket.
“We are proud to announce our partnership with Emirates Flight Catering, which comes at a strategic time as the UAE government ramps up its plans to achieve its ambitious food security goals. This crucial partnership aligns with GMG’s vision to cover the entire food consumption chain from farm to fork. Through the GMG Food and GMG Consumer Goods divisions, we are committed to enhancing and adding value to our consumers’ well-being as we aim to become a marketer of local food products,” said Mohammed A. Baker, Deputy Chairman and CEO of GMG.
“We are delighted to offer Bustanica’s innovative and vertical farm produce to our customers and further exceed their expectations for high-quality fresh food products. Offering a large variety of locally sourced indoor-grown greens is yet another milestone in fulfilling our long-term commitment towards a more sustainable future,” said Marc Laurent, President of Retail – Consumer Goods, GMG.
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