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Kizad confirms deal with Spinneys

Supermarket chain to set up fresh distribution centre
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 Supermarket chain Spinneys has signed a new deal to operate a fresh distribution centre with a dedicated cold storage facility in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi.

The 50-year Musataha Agreement was signed by Engineer Khaled Salmeen, CEO of Kizad, and Jannie Holtzhausen, CEO Spinneys Dubai LLC.

Spinneys Dubai has built a strong and well-deserved reputation for freshness and customer service for many years. Spinneys realise that customer service is underpinned by food safety, quality and freshness; and these values have been the main drivers at Spinneys since the company’s inception.

Spinneys has been allocated a 382,905 sq. ft. plot of land in Kizad’s logistics cluster to build and operate a dedicated cold storage and distribution centre to manage food and non-food products and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) destined for both UAE stores and international markets.

By signing with Kizad, Spinneys will benefit from the established industrial infrastructure and will have superior access to global supply chains and international markets through the nearby Khalifa Port and the rest of Kizad’s multi-modal transportation network.

Salmeen says Spinneys’ facility in Kizad means that they will be able to get products to market quicker and more efficiently in the UAE and internationally.

‘’This is a boost for local consumers and the local economy. Using our world-class Khalifa port to reach target markets with greater efficiency will help Spinneys grow its business reach and potential in the UAE, the GCC and other markets,” Salmeen said.

Holtzhausen says Spinneys’ investment in Kizad’s logistics zone will enable the supermarket chain to take advantage of the low-cost operating environment on offer.

‘’In addition to the direct benefits of setting up in the logistics cluster such as proximity to airports and ports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other major cities, it will enable us to get our products from international markets faster and more efficiently. And in turn our stores can deliver an improved service in the UAE and across the GCC; making Kizad the right place to be for our organisation,” Holtzhausen said.

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