Union Coop Receives Top Officials from ‘Unilever’
Prepared By: Benoi Nair
Image: Ali Mohamed Alnuaimi
Union Coop the ‘Hessa street’ branch received Mr. Alan Jope – Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nitin Paranjpe – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sanjiv Kakkar – Executive Vice President Unilever Arabia, MENA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Turkey and other noteworthy officials from Unilever
The largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE – Union Coop received multinational Consumer Goods Company ‘Unilever’ as part of the cooperative’s endeavors to strengthen partnerships with leading companies in the field of retail trade and to familiarize them with the advanced work mechanisms that they currently follow per the international standards and their plans to expand and spread in the future.
Visiting delegation from Unilever was represented by Mr. Alan Jope – Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nitin Paranjpe – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sanjiv Kakkar – Executive Vice President Unilever Arabia, MENA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Turkey, who were received by Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani, Operations Division Director, Mr. Majiruddin Khan, Trading Division Director and Mrs. Sana Gul – Trade Development Sec. Mgr from Union Coop, in the presence of employees from both sides.
Mr. Harib Mohammed Bin Thani and Mr. Majiruddin Khan gave a comprehensive tour of the Hessa Street branch explaining to them the most important services that the cooperative provides to shoppers, in which it follows the best practices applied in the field of food retailing, delivery, customer happiness services, expansion strategies and digital solutions for retail to be the best consumer cooperative in the field of retail trade, in addition to updating them of information about the culture of retail trade in the Union Coop and the digital solutions it follows to provide goods to consumers, they also discussed ways to enhance trade cooperation between the two parties for the near future.
In turn, Mr. Alan Jope – CEO of Unilever said: – “I would like to thank Union Coop and its brilliant team for the warm welcome and hospitality. When it comes to standards of retail Union Coop definitely stands up to its reputation. We see a valuable partner in Union Coop with whom we expect a long term working partnership.”
Furthermore, he praised Union Coop practices in the field of retail trade and its operations in its branches which is on par with the international designs and standards, work and delivery mechanisms, modern technologies deployed in trade, promotions, and products displayed in the showroom according to an organized vision that attracts shoppers.