The Mansour Group is proud to continue its environmentally friendly efforts by selling reusable, locally produced shopping bags at its Fresh Food Market stores. The new waterproof, eco-friendly bags are large, durable, and produced in partnership with the Degla Community Development Foundation, an organization that employs and empowers over 65 skilled female bread-winners.
Fresh Food Market is a premium retail gourmet chain and is part of the Metro Markets company owned by Mansour.
These efforts are a result of roundtable discussions between Mansour, the Ministry of the Environment, and The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe. The main aim is to reduce Egypt’s reliance on plastic bags and move to safer alternatives.
Mansour’s environmental initiative aims to reduce reliance on plastic bags. We encourage our shoppers to buy our locally produced bags instead of using plastic bags. We are also planning to implement these changes at all of our Metro and Kheir Zaman stores.
In 2015, we were able to reduce our overall annual electrical consumption by a third after converting all existing retail, factory, and building lights to efficient L.E.D. lighting.