Al Maya Group welcomes US diplomat

Al Maya Group welcomes US diplomat
Kamal Vachani welcomes Philip Frayne and and Kurt Seifarth, regional agricultural counsellor, at an Al Maya supermarket in Dubai.

dubai - Diplomat praises supermarket's range of US FMCG products

By Staff Report

Published: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 7:25 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 9:30 PM

Philip Frayne, Consul-General of the US in Dubai, visited Al Maya Supermarket, said Kamal Vachani, group director, Al Maya Group.

Vachani told the consul-general that Al Maya Group imports several FMCG products from the US and wants to expand its products portfolio. They also discussed ways to further enhance trade between US companies and Al Maya Group.

According to the US Department of Commerce, the UAE is the 28th largest goods trading partner of the US with $24.3 billion in total goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totalled $20 billion and goods imports totalled $4.3 billion. The US goods trade surplus with the UAE was $15.8 billion in 2017.

US total exports of agricultural products to the UAE totalled $1.1 billion in 2017.

The consul-general said: "I am very impressed with Al Maya Group's activities and efforts in stocking and distributing large varieties of US products in the UAE."

Al Maya Group, a UAE-based business conglomerate, has more than 50 supermarkets in the GCC in addition to other businesses.

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