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18 May, 2014

Al-Futtaim Logistics welcomes President - Retail to its retail warehousing facilities.

Al-Futtaim Logistics had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Delaoutre, President - Retail, Al-Futtaim, Girish Gupte, Finance Director - Retail, and Jiby George, Supply Chain Manager - Retail, to its retail warehousing facilities. The team was welcomed by Raman Kumar, Acting Managing Director and met representatives of Al-Futtaim Logistics' management team including Binoy George, General Manager - Contract Logistics, Philippe Sohie, General Manager - Automotive and Transportation, Vargheese Anthony, General Manager - Freight, and Kavitha Fernando, Client Relationship Manager.

The day's agenda incorporated a tour of several retail warehousing facilities including the main warehouse at Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) with its 'garments on hangers' operational model for fashion brands Babies "R" Us and F&F, and other retail brands such as Toys "R" Us and Sandgate, its JAFZA South Zone facility dedicated to ACE's warehouse operations and centralised home delivery services, and the custom-designed warehouse for IKEA located at Dubai Industrial City.

The high level meeting provided an opportunity to present Al-Futtaim Logistics' relationship with Al-Futtaim's retail division which dates back to 1990, and highlight recent areas of development in fashion logistics solutions, as well as regional developments, and new areas of growth in e-commerce and cold chain services.

Paul and his team discussed the long term partnership with Al-Futtaim Logistics and witnessed its reliable capabilities to rise to the diverse needs of customers in the retail industry by providing innovative solutions.

Paul commented: "Logistics operations are a critical factor in the retail business, and we are pleased to be associated with Al-Futtaim Logistics, a company which is committed to its customers' priorities, and who is a valuable partner in the growth of our retail business. We are confident in their capabilities and look forward to the continuation of our mutually beneficial association."