thenational.ae 02 Jan, 2017
Majid Al Futtaim (Maf) will use Dubai as a distribution epicentre for its Carrefour hypermarket chain as it looks to expand to meet rising demand across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. The new logistics facility will be opened at the National Industries Park (NIP), owned by DP World, covering more than 800,000 sq. ft, or nearly the size of London’s Buckingham Palace. The facility will have multi-temperature storage to help meet the varying needs for produce, meat and dry foods as well as warehousing for non-edible items. The distribution centre will have over 400 million units of storage capacity, which will help to manage more than 150,000 orders each day for both in-store and online sales.