BGMEA President calls upon Carrefour to buy more high-value garments from Bangladesh

Faruque Hassan, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), met with Jean Daniel Gatignol, Managing Director, Global Sourcing at Carrefour and Alexia Bonnet, Global Sourcing Director, in Hong Kong. 

Azfar Hassan, Director of Giant Group, was also present at the meeting held on December 14. 

Discussions centered on various issues within Bangladesh's readymade garment industry, with focus on advancements in environmental sustainability practices and enhanced manufacturing capabilities for high-end garments. 

The meeting delved into the prospect of collaboration between Carrefour and BGMEA to provide support to Bangladesh’s RMG industry, offering knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to navigate future challenges and enhance competitiveness.

They also discussed how Carrefour could strengthen its partnership with Bangladeshi suppliers and collaboration with BGMEA, focusing on the design development of high-value products and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives in Bangladesh.

They highlighted the potential for increased apparel sourcing from Bangladesh, with BGMEA President Faruque Hassan urging Carrefour to consider expanding its sourcing not only for garments but also for various other items from Bangladesh.

France-based Carrefour is the largest retail chains in Europe.


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