Spinneys, the premium fresh food supermarket in the UAE has become the first in the region to join GLOBALG.A.P. as a retail member. This is in line with the company’s strategy to support a sustainable sourcing policy in order to benefit their farming partners, the environment, and their customers.

Spinneys Dubai LLC has over fifty supermarkets in the UAE and Oman, and GLOBALG.A.P. membership confirms the company’s commitment to supporting initiatives that assure sustainable and safe products for consumers.

By December 2015, Spinneys plans to import only GLOBALG.A.P. certified fruits and vegetables from South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Europe and UAE. In 2016, the retailer will expand its sourcing policy and work with producers from other countries, including Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia and USA.

"We welcome Spinneys as a member in our GLOBALG.A.P. Community," said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P. "This move will make GLOBALG.A.P. certified produce available also to consumers in the Middle East."

Mr. Jannie Holtzhausen, CEO Spinneys Dubai LLC commented, "As the first retailer in the region to announce that all our meat is free of added hormones earlier this year, we are delighted to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to sustainability by becoming the first regional retailer member of GLOBALG.A.P."

Mr. Holtzhausen went on to say, "We will continue to make it easier for our customers to eat well and live well by working closely with farmers and growers who share our values for safe, sustainable food."

Spinneys has built a strong and well-deserved reputation for freshness and customer service. Food safety, quality, freshness and service have been the main drivers at Spinneys since the company’s inception and this has translated itself into the tagline for the brand – The fresher experience.

Spinneys was ranked one of the world’s 50 best grocers by UK based retail magazine The Grocer in 2013.

Learn more about Spinneys at www.spinneys-dubai.com.