Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lulu brings 65 tonnes of fruits and vegetables from India

Doha: To increase the availability of agriculture produce in local markets, Lulu Hypermarkets has imported 65 tonnes vegetables and banana of different varieties in a chartered flight from India, said Mohamed Althaf, Director of Lulu Group International.

Speaking with The Peninsula Althaf said: “Despite the consignments came in cargo flight, the products will not be expensive and new supplies will also help stabilize the prices.”
“Earlier, there was a transit cost attached as products from sourcing countries were coming to Qatar via Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Now everything is coming directly,” he added.

“We have started direct import because now the products are not coming via UAE and Saudi Arabia. So direct import volume from India has risen sharply. Earlier these things were coming in passenger flights and the amount used to be in the range of 500kg. Now we are not dependent on passenger planes because the quantity is enough to bring from charter cargo flights”.

“Our first charter cargo flight has arrived from Kochi Airport, India carrying 65 tonnes of banana and fresh vegetables including tomato, cucumber, capsicum, onion, potato, ginger, garlic and pumpkin among many others," said Althaf.
18/06/17 Peninsula