A New Look for Carrefour MCC

On Thursdays I spend the morning at the kids’ school for something they call “mother tongue maintenance.” It’s a program that they put in place to let kids study their mother tongue for 1 class period each week.

After MTM I had a couple hours before picking the kids up so I went to Carrefour in Mirdif City Centre for a quick “pantry run.” I promised myself that I would only buy canned goods, nuts, dried lentils/beans and household items. Of course I ended up with NOTHING for the pantry and only buying food that needed to be refrigerated.

It’s NOT my fault…I promise! I blame it on Carrefour.

Someone smart at Carrefour MCC decided to update the look of their fresh produce section. (Wow, that’s weird. I normally would have said that in a super snarky tone.) Anyways, I have to admit it, I totally fell for the farmer’s market style makeover. Everything looked so fresh and delicious. In fact, they also had some great deals (10 AED/kg for on the vine tomatoes from Holland!).

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Organic Fruits & Veggie Stand

They also made a separate display for organic produce. It’s still very limited (and on the expensive side), but I absolutely love their effort and hope that they bring in more.

Ready Cut Fruits

My favorite thing about the farmer’s market makeover is that the ready-cut fresh fruit bar is COVERED and ENCLOSED. I can’t stand to see the workers swatting away flies (when they’re even paying attention <– ah, there’s that snarkiness). Even worse I despise when people use their grubby hands to snatch a quick sample or when they cough all over the fruit.

I’m really straying from the topic, but I have to tell you my “Oh no he didn’t…oh yes he did!” experience. One time at Spinney’s, I saw a little boy (about 7 years old) grab a piece of ready cut fruit, take a bite and throw it back! But that’s not all, he went back in for more. Since that day, I can’t bring myself to buy ready cut fruit. This covered and enclosed ready cut fruit bar may just change my mind though!

 

I don’t know if all Carrefour markets in Dubai got the same makeover, but if you get a chance, definitely head over to the one in Mirdif City Centre to check it out. Or better yet don’t…it’s already insanely packed as it is!

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8 Comments

    • BusyMommyDXB

      Isn’t it lovely? It is a total marketing ploy and it got me hook, line and sinker!

      Produce just looks a lot more fresh, delicious and healthy when it’s in these wooden crates, doesn’t it?

      I’m such a sucker!!!!

  1. Sheila

    oh hey!! I haven’t been to MCC in a while. DCC is still sporting the old “look”.

    I must visit MCC soon. :)

    And I agree with you on all points! it does look fresher, nicer and … cleaner!

    • Marina

      Hi all

      Good News as well DCC did the same and yes it’s great :)))

      • BusyMommyDXB

        Did they? I never go into the DCC Carrefour anymore. It’s always packed to the brim! Although I’ll always have a soft sport for that place since we used to shop there when we first moved to Dubai. :D

    • BusyMommyDXB

      Sheila have you seen the new look in DCC? Marina commented that they’ve changed over too. I was hoping Carrefour weren’t updating the look in just the “Western” expat areas…so I’m very glad to hear they are making these changes to all of them.

  2. Cæcilie

    Oh yeah I love it too!

    Only thing is, I dont get why it has to be such a MAZE inthere :s
    But it sure is beautiful :)
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    • BusyMommyDXB

      The maze is to make sure you are lost in there for long enough to buy a lot! But you are totally right, I didn’t notice it at first but last time I went, I said the same thing.

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