DUBAI: The demand for hand sanitizer and similar products is surging, prompting Union Coop to ration supplies and taking necessary steps to ensure smooth shopping experience for the consumers.
Emphasizing on the situation, Dr. Suhail Al Bastaki, Director of Happiness & Marketing Department, Union Coop said: “Personal care supplies, especially hand sanitizers are available in sufficient quantities that meet the need of shoppers in all Union Coop branches. We repeatedly stress that sanitizer prices have not seen any rise or any change as it violates Union Coop’s policy and is against the strategic objectives aimed at building a sustainable national economy that promotes food security and inventory.”
Al Bastaki assured the consumers that Union Coop is taking every step to curb malpractices such price tampering, as he said: “Union Coop is coordinating with the concerned authorities in the country to prevent the manipulation of the prices of goods in general and personal care supplies,” noting that Union Coop operates within strategic plans to deal with such circumstances.
Dr. Al-Bastaki called on the public not to be concerned about the lack of food and non-food commodities or personal care supplies, noting that Union Coop has a strategic stock of these materials, and meetings were held last month with suppliers and factories to ensure the continued availability of goods and products.