Union Coop is the largest consumer union coop in the United Arab Emirates. It has put out a statement saying the volume of its sales of local, organic and hydroponic fresh vegetables and fruits, amounted to more than AED29 million ($7.89 million) since the beginning of 2021.
Yaqoob Al Balooshi, Fresh Category Trade Dept. Manager, Union Coop, said that Union Coop has been keen for decades to support local products of all kinds and types and to support Emirati farmers on an ongoing basis by providing great facilities to local farms to encourage sustainable agriculture, in addition to contributing to building sustainable food security.
He added that the value of sales of local products since the beginning of this year in the various branches and centres of the Union Coop exceeded AED 29 million, as the value of purchases from traditional farms amounted to AED8 million, and the value of purchases from hydroponic farms AED6 million, and the value of purchases from organic farms is approximately AED15 million.