Refugee retail therapy: Safeway supermarket for Syrians debuts at Jordan's Zaatari camp
Zaatari refugee camp, which lies 80km north of Amman, has now got a new Safeway supermarket. (AFP/File)
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A Safeway supermarket was opened early this month in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan, according to UN officials.
Officials said the supermarket would serve beneficiaries of a food voucher scheme run by the World Food Programme in this camp the northern Mafraq governorate, inhabited by more than 120,000 refugees.
They said the opening of a second supermarket named Tazweed was postponed till late January. The delay was due to the adverse weather conditions in December, they said.
Despite repeated attempts to call the Safeway Jordan management, no representative was available for comments on the new branch.
Safeway Jordan, founded in Amman in 1987 and currently owned by Kuwait’s Sultan Centre, is a leading retailer and supplier of supermarket items operating six stores, two wholesale centres and eight Safeway convenience stores, according to the company’s website.
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