Founded in 1980through a special decree issued by the UAE government, Bani Yas Coop has come a long way from its beginnings as a cooperative society more than 40 years ago.
In 1989, to meet with the rapid growth Bani Yas Coop has cultivated through the years, it expanded to a brand new 4,429 square meters space in Baniyas signifying at the time, their largest distribution center to meet the needs of their ever-growing consumer base as well embarking into their first step into the retail space with the very first Baniyas Cooperative Society Supermarket. To date, Bani Yas Coop is running four supermarkets and retail stores located in Shahama, Samha, Mussafah, and Mafraq.
In December 20, 2014, Bani Yas Coop formed its investment and property development arm, AI Resala. It is involved in the redevelopment of the main branch of Bani Yas Coop following the substantial damage to the building due to a fire in August 2016.
To date, AI Resala is set to develop its first community market project in Baniyas after signing the Musataha Agreement with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport – Abu Dhabi City Municipality in May 2017. Named as Sarab Community Market, this project will utilize a floor area of 9,000 square meters at an estimated cost of 42 million dirhams. The Sarab Community Market Project shares the municipality’s vision to establish modern and educational leisure facilities that provide the city’s residents with diverse recreational facilities and ensure the highest standards of decent living.
Over the years, Bani Yas Coop continuously strives to build positive relationships with its customers, partners, and suppliers ensuring an experience that focuses on providing the very best quality products and services guided by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System. On top of that, Bani Yas Coop also anticipates their customer’s ever-changing lifestyle and its continuing sophistication by constantly improving and upgrading its facilities, service levels, and supermarket atmosphere.