Dubai: A lot of fashion and fabrics, throw in some food choices, and stock up on the fresh – the UK retailer Marks & Spencer has got its mix just right for its newly revamped stores in the UAE.
Fresh produce – and sourced from the right farms – is building to be quite the trend in the UAE retail space, and that’s what M&S is intent on delivering. Going forward, that would also mean sourcing as much of these from local growers, according to a senior official with the retailer.
“There’s so much more we can do to enhance the fresh choices,” said Nick Batey, General Manager at M&S MENA. “Obvious one is to localize – right now, around 70 per cent of what we stock is imported. But that’s fine because it gives our shoppers something different they didn’t have anywhere else.”