Spinneys and Aster Pharmacy JV to Launch First Supermarket Wellness Concept in UAE
Local supermarket chain Spinneys and pharmaceutical retailer Aster Pharmacy have teamed up to bring the first holistic wellness concept to Spinneys stores across the UAE.
The joint venture is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The concept will offer high quality vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, specialty foods and natural beauty products.
As an extension of Spinneys “Eat Well, Live Well” philosophy, ethical sourcing will guide all merchandising to deliver healthy, sustainable, naturally derived products and ingredients in the store.
Sunil Kumar, CEO of Spinneys, UAE, explained, “We are delighted to partner with Aster Pharmacy to launch the first supermarket wellness concept in the UAE. As a true local supermarket, the community is our heart and our mission is to nurture and inspire customers to live better lives, day after day. Our new holistic wellness offering is a direct response to our customers’ desire to live healthier lives. We are committed to understanding our customers’ needs, their buying behaviors and what we need to do to help them live better lives.
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Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said“Aster Pharmacy is driven by the philosophy of ‘Health is Happiness’, which is reflected in its efforts to make its health and wellness offerings easily accessible at the doorstep of the UAE. We are excited about this new chapter with Spinneys. , because together we can offer customers in the United Arab Emirates a convenient and accessible way to buy the best health and wellness products.
Kumar added, “This joint venture reaffirms our commitment to the people of the UAE to make a meaningful difference in the communities where we operate. With the growing demand from conscious consumers for supermarkets to offer a greater variety of health and wellness products under one roof, we are on a mission to innovate and expand our retail offering to make the healthy living more accessible and convenient.
The first Spinneys store to introduce the concept will soon be announced with a nationwide rollout to follow across the UAE.