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Jumbo Electronics wins prestigious ‘Consumer Fairness Index 2014’ award by Department of Economic Development

One of 52 participants in the DED Consumer Fairness Index (CFI) report, Jumbo emerges as the only ‘power retailer’ to win the title of ‘Consumer Friendly Retail Outlet’ in Dubai

Dubai, UAE – 30 April 2015:  Jumbo Electronics, the UAE’s leading IT, telecom and consumer electronics retailer and distributor, has been recognised at the prestigious Consumer Fairness Index (CFI) awards 2014 by the Department of Economic Development. One of 52 participants in the CFI Index, Jumbo Electronics was the only power retailer in the consumer electronics sector to win the title of ‘Consumer Friendly Retail Outlet’.

Launched in 2012, CFI is an initiative to promote service excellence, competitiveness and cordial relations between consumers and retailers in Dubai. The Index measures important key performance indicators across retail categories, taking in to account consumers’ feedback about the services, prices, value for money, after sales services, clarity of information provided and overall experience. In line with these parameters, Jumbo was accorded a high score of 79 points in the CFI Index.

The award was presented to Jumbo by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club.

Vishesh Bhatia, CEO, Jumbo Group, said: “We are truly delighted to be recognized by the Dubai Economic Department as a ‘Consumer Friendly’ retailer in the emirate. As one of the pioneers of organised consumer electronics retail in the UAE, Jumbo has consistently set the benchmark for the industry by maintaining a high quality of product offerings and in-store experiences ranging from sales assistance to pricing, omni-channel accessibility, along with award-winning support throughout the purchase journey. Our customer-friendly after-sales services, adds to our overall offering.

“We admire the continued efforts of the Dubai Government in driving such retail initiatives that enhance the customer experience. This in turn elevates Dubai’s position as a progressive international retail hub. We are honoured to win DED’s Consumer Fairness Index award, and we look forward to continuing to add value to the consumer electronics and retail sector in Dubai.”

He added: “We see a lot of value in the Consumer Fairness Index driven by DED, especially in recognising and encouraging best practices in the retail sector. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we would like to thank the Government of Dubai for creating an environment where businesses can thrive. This award reinforces our commitment to going the extra mile to exceed consumer expectations.”

Nadeem Khanzadah, Head-OmniChannel Retail, Jumbo Group, said: “This is indeed a great honour and a testament to our efforts in enhancing consumer retail experiences through our brick-and-mortar network of stores, and our online retail platform Jumbo.ae.  Our success is in part due to our ability to reassure our customers and successfully address the concerns they usually voice regarding the consumer electronics sector, such as the quality of products and services, and inadequate product information or post-sales support.

Jumbo Electronics currently has a retail network spanning across the UAE, Oman and India, and has developed a strong omnichannel presence through the introduction of it eCommerce platform, Jumbo.ae. Having marked its 40th anniversary, and with the recent relaunch of its flagship Mall of the Emirates store to provide an even more enhanced shopping experience, Jumbo is well-poised to deliver superior retail experiences through expansion and organic growth of its store network, and advancements in its online offerings.

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