Dubai: In line with its promise to reinvent the retail and catering experience for customers in the region, Ghassan Aboud Group’s retail arm – Grandiose Supermarkets – has appointed Franck Rouquet as its CEO.

In a career spanning 25 years in the retail industry, Franck has served in leadership roles at numerous internationally renowned brands. Prior to joining Grandiose, Rouquet was the CEO of Orchestra Premaman, a leading European childcare and maternity textile marque, with stores spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. 

Previously, Frank Rouquet worked with a leading French retailer –Auchan- in Europe. In addition, he served as Vice President of Carrefour Supermarkets in the GCC from 2009-2015 and established 50 supermarkets for the group.

“This is a great opportunity to be part of an ambitious brand’s journey from local to regional and eventually international expansion,” stated Franck. “The UAE is a matured market when it comes to retail. With rising customers’ awareness, they expect an international product spectrum that respects their preferences. Our offering will address this latent demand through an international partnership that could potentially revolutionise the prevailing consumption pattern here. We will have exciting developments in this regard shortly.”

He further added “I believe the Grandiose brand is at the cusp of reinventing the shopping experience for customers in the UAE and I am looking forward to spreading our brand philosophy across the region.”


About Grandiose:

Grandiose is a concept store that opened its doors in 2016, providing retail and catering services. Through its 5 premium stores, operating across Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Grandiose is redefining grocery shopping by offering a highly personal experience where customers consume what they need. Through its wide array of high-quality products, catering to all dietary needs and preferences, Grandiose empowers customers to maintain their moral engagements.


Original Article: Thomson Reuters (Zawya)