It witnessed expanded offers of discounts with growing imports and rising competitiveness
Sales outlets: 5 food items that are at the top of consumer demand during Ramadan
"Union Coop": The current Ramadan season is the most diverse in brands.
Five food commodities have topped the consumer demand in the local market since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, at a time when these commodities witnessed expanded offers of discounts, with the growth in import operations, their diversification, and the increase in competitiveness among sales outlets in offering goods at competitive prices.
Officials in the retail trade sector told Emirates Today that the five food commodities that accounted for the largest shares of demand during the Ramadan season were: fresh and frozen poultry products, meat, rice, edible oils, and dairy products, pointing out that the supply chains of these commodities witnessed A great flow compared to the previous Ramadan season.
In detail, the Director General of the Emirates Cooperative Society, Muhammad Yusuf Al-Khaja, said that there is a group of commodities that topped consumer demand during the month of Ramadan, and most of them included large percentages of discounts since the beginning of the fasting month.
He added that these food commodities included: meat, frozen and fresh poultry, rice, edible oils, in addition to dairy products.
Al-Khaja pointed out that most of these products were the common denominator, with different brands in most marketing campaigns, in addition to other goods, but with varying turnout rates.
Abdul Hamid Al-Khashabi, the spokesperson for the centers of the Aswaaq group affiliated with the Dubai Government Investments Corporation, agreed that the food commodities that accounted for large shares of consumer demand during the month of Ramadan included poultry, meat, rice, oils, and dairy products, followed by commodities. Examples include flour, sugar, vegetables and fruits, in different proportions.
He explained that the five commodities witnessed during the current Ramadan season greater supply, and offers at expanded rates in the reductions, with the streamlining of their supply chains, and the increase in diversity in the countries of origin, compared to the previous Ramadan season, which witnessed some changes in the supply processes, affected by the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic. .
For his part, Director of Marketing and Happiness Department at the Union Coop, Dr. Suhail Al-Bastaki, said that the main factors that export food commodities such as poultry, meat, rice, edible oils, and dairy products, due to the highest consumer demand rates during the month of Ramadan, are due to being food ingredients. Essential for the majority of consumer groups of various nationalities and communities.
He added that the current Ramadan season is the most diversified in the brands of those commodities, and in the number of products covered by them in the offers of discounts, with the increase in both competitiveness and supply operations compared to previous seasons.
Al-Bahr: Streamlined supply
Al-Bahr: Streamlined supply
Ibrahim Al-Bahr, Executive Director of "Al-Bahr Consulting Company", an expert in the retail sector, said that there are a group of food commodities that topped the consumer demand during the month of Ramadan, including poultry, meat, rice, oils, and dairy products.
He stressed that these commodities also accounted for the largest shares of the discounts offered during the current year, compared to the previous Ramadan season.
Al-Bahar explained that the Coronavirus pandemic, in turn, stimulated a large number of supply companies to expand and diversify import operations following the flow of supply chains since the end of 2020, which was reflected in the provision of new brands in various food sectors, and the increase in discount offers, to dispose of stocks from Various commodities, competition for larger sales quotas
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