Truebell secures UAE-wide FMCG distribution contract with Irish baby care brand
UAE-headquartered Truebell has entered into a distribution agreement with the Irish baby care brand WaterWipes, to exclusively distribute its range across the UAE.
The partnership comes as the global baby wipes market reached a value of US $4 billion in 2017, and is projected to grow by CAGR 3.5% to US $5 billion by 2023, according to a recent report entitled ‘Baby Wipes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023’.
In Dubai alone, the number of children under the age of five has increased 188% from 54,693 in 2005 to approximately 157,812 in 2017, according to figures from the Dubai Statistics Centre. This increase in population highlights a buoyant market with sustainable potential growth.
“Today, parents are more willing than ever before to spend on natural and pure products for their babies. Growing disposable incomes combined with increased purchasing power of consumers have been cited as the key factors driving the global baby wipes market,” said Truebell director, Mohandas Puthiyapurayil.
Truebell director, Mohandas Puthiyapurayil.
WaterWipes are the only wipes in the world that are as gentle on a baby’s skin as pure water and are distributed in 35 countries around the world. They are the only baby wipe on the market to be approved by both Allergy UK and The National Eczema Association of America.
With this new partnership, Truebell has launched WaterWipes in leading supermarkets, baby stores, pharmacies and e-commerce outlets across the UAE; including Carrefour, Choithram’s, Lulu, Spinneys, Babyshop, Boots, Amazon/Souq, Mumzworld and Sprii amongst many others.
“This partnership further underscores our expansion plans and I’m delighted to announce WaterWipes as the inaugural product under our home and personal care category,” said Puthiyapurayil.
Truebell has grown exponentially since it was established in 1984, with a current portfolio of more than 10,000 products, cementing its position as a leading importer, wholesaler, distributor and exporter in the GCC.
“Plans are already afoot to expand the home and personal care category under our retail division, with new announcements expected in the near future,” added Puthiyapurayil.