In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan Al Meera hosted Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering for its employees

In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan Al Meera hosted Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering for its employees

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) has recently organized a Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, which was attended by a group of senior management officials at the Company, along with senior employees and branch managers.

This event came as part of the social initiatives organized and sponsored by Al Meera during the Holy Month of Ramadan each year and in the context of boosting the spirit of solidarity and teamwork, in recognition of the efforts exerted by the team and in honor of the Holy Month’s values ​​of mercy and harmony.

On this occasion, Al Meera Acting CEO Mr. Cobus Lombard congratulated the team on behalf of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of Al Meera:

“Emanating from our belief that our employees are the heart and soul of the company, we are keen to consolidate the bonds of brotherhood among them and to consolidate the meanings of goodness and generosity in Al Meera ‘family’.” Our Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, which has become an annual tradition of the company and part of our social responsibility, allows us to interact with each other and enhance our cooperation, while expressing our continued interest in our human capital.”

He added: “Amid the current circumstances the State of Qatar is going through and the great dependence on Al Meera to play its community role of meeting the needs of the market, we take pride in each and every one of you as well as your extraordinary collective effort, which raises the profile of Al Meera day after day and boosts the confidence of consumers, partners and the State in our pivotal role.”

During the Ramadan ‘Ghabga’ gathering, and in order to motivate employees to excel and achieve, exemplary employees were honored and received a number of rewarding prizes. Mr. Lombard, Acting Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Nabet, Director of Administration and Human Resources, also awarded certificates of appreciation to the distinguished staff of various departments for their exceptional efforts during the month of May.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
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Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Lulu hypermarket announces special initiatives to help shoppers save on their shopping during Ramadan

Lulu hypermarket announces special initiatives to help shoppers save on their shopping during Ramadan

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earmarks Dhs. 40 million to subsidize various products.

With an aim to help shoppers save on their shopping during the holy month of Ramadan, Lulu hypermarkets has announced special initiatives. As part of the initiative, subsidized Ramadan baskets comprising of various essential products were launched this morning by Dr. Hashim Al Nuaimi, director of the Customer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy at Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi.

The baskets come in two variants, one containing 12 and other 20 essential products at a very nominal price of AED 85 and AED 120 respectively. These baskets contain cooking oil, rice, lentils, water, dates, oats, sugar, etc., and are discounted up to 32. Last year Lulu sold close to 500,000 such baskets and this bigger numbers are expected.

Elaborating about the Ramadan initiatives, Saifee Rupawala, CEO of Lulu Group said, “we have always taken special care to see that the shoppers are not unduly burdened during the holy month of Ramadan, when there is a tendency to hike the prices by the suppliers. We have earmarked a budget of Dhs. 40 million to be used for subsidizing various products in all categories. Last week we started by launching a 3-day promotion at Lulu Hypermarket in Khalidiyah Mall, where more than 50 discount were offered in all categories”.

“We will be heavily publicizing our special offers & promotions all throughout the holy month, mainly focusing on essential food products while also covering other categories such as garments, home linen, household, etc.” added Saifi Rupawala.

Lulu, which has its own sourcing and food processing facilities in UK, USA, India and the far East recently opened another one in Sri Lanka to secure uninterrupted supply of fresh produce for their 134 stores across various countries at most competitive prices, by eliminating “middle men”.

Speaking at the launch of RAMDAN BASKET, Dr. Hashim Al Nuaimi said “LULU has always supported all our initiatives and have been a role model for CSR activities. These subsidized Ramadan Baskets will be available in all their hypermarkets in the UAE from today. I glad to note that LULU has increased their subsidy budget from Dhs. 25 million last year to Dhs. 40 million this year, which will benefit larger segment of society. Also, Lulu in cooperation with ministry of economy has locked the price of 140 products throughout the year 2017”.

Contact:

Tel: +971 2 4182000
Fax: +971 2 6421716
headoffice@ae.lulumea.com marketing@ae.lulumea.com

Source: Lulu Group

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MANGO launches new collection for Ramadan in the Middle East

The brand launches a new collection for Ramadan and extends the adaptation of its website to Bahrain, the Lebanon and Oman

Barcelona, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Middle East remains a strategic market for MANGO.It is for this reason that, since its arrival 1996, the brand has continued to expand in the region, and now has more than 250 stores.

The secret to MANGO’s success in the Middle East is based on responding to the needs of the market.With a design department exclusively dedicated to adapting the firm’s collections to the customs and tastes of specific countries, MANGO has managed to become a leading brand for its customers, offering them fashionable garments adapted to the traditions of the country.

Proof of this willingness to adapt is the new collection for the Ramadan period.Paying special attention to the colour palette, accessories and silhouettes combine with finishes and materials in an original offering for festive occasions.Full of prints, especially floral ones, and with a great variety of fabrics, including jacquard, poplin, satin and metallic finishes, the collection adapts to the style of customers.

What is more, MANGO has just extended the adaptation to Arabic of its e-commerce to Bahrain, the Lebanon and Oman, following its successful launch in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Kuwait in January.This project consists not only of its translation it into the local language, but also the introduction of unique features taking into account the shopping habits of customers.An example of this is Store credit, a new payment method which simplifies the returns procedures for customers who opt for the payment on delivery method, thus avoiding bank transfer procedures.It has also introduced improvements to the mobile App, resulting in over 70% of users in these countries benefiting from the improved performance they offer.

Contact:

T: +34 938 602 222

Source: Mango

Tesco donates £20,000 worth of food to Mosques to help feed those in need this Ramadan

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jun-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty Mosques across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford and Leicester have received a large donation of food this Ramadan thanks to Tesco stores.

Tesco stores provided over £20,000 worth of food ranging from chapatti flour, sunflower oil and rice which the Mosques will donate to help feed those in need this Ramadan.

Each Mosque works with local Muslim charities in the area to provide vital support for some of the community’s most vulnerable people. This includes supplying hot meals and food parcels to those most in need.

The food was donated to the Mosques last weekend via a Tesco dotcom van, which had been specially designed by Sangeeta Digpal, age seven, as part of a Ramadan competition the retailer held for local primary schools across London.

Sangeeta, from The Clara Grant Primary School in Tower Hamlets, won the competition and received a £300 donation for her school, as well as a £100 Tesco voucher for herself.

Tesco is expecting Ramadan sales this year to be up to £30million with a 70% average increase in sales on key items such as chapatti flour, rice, oil and dates.  This includes selling approximately 4,000 bags of 10KG rice per day and 40,000 liters of tinned chopped tomatoes.

Matt Clark, World Foods Manager, said:

“Ramadan is an important time in the calendar for many of our customers and colleagues. As food plays a hugely significant role, we’re proud to offer a delicious range of products and meals at great prices in over 300 of our stores. This year, we’re also supporting local communities by donating food products to over 20 Mosques across the UK to help feed those in need.”

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on

01707 918 701    

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Tesco donates £20,000 worth of food to Mosques to help feed those in need this Ramadan

Tesco donates £20,000 worth of food to Mosques to help feed those in need this Ramadan

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company announces distinctive offers for Ramadan for the year 1437 AH

  • In addition to 850 offers on consumer goods and 300 for household products
  • Preparations being  undertaken for the selected items by the ministry of economy and commerce

QATAR, 2016-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the framework of its annual commitment to present generous offers that satisfy customers during the holy month of Ramadan, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC), yesterday, announced its distinctive offers for Ramadan for the year 1437 AH, which is based on selling 1437 consumer goods at cost price, in honor of the Islamic Year 1437. The offer’s coming into effect will be announced within days and will continue until the end of the holy month at all of Al Meera branches in the country through various shelf tags that indicated the products at cost – in the context of Al Meera’s pursuit to provide the best and highest quality and most attractive products to all customers according to the highest standards in shopping and food safety.

Exceptional Offers

Al Meera has also begun, in coordination with its local suppliers, working on providing the largest possible number of offers on consumer products, which will reach around 850 items, in addition to approximately 300 deals on household  and kitchenware items.

Working with the company’s overseas suppliers is also underway, to import the best products and to provide imported items from the company’s various sources, prior to the holy month, such as Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

In order to facilitate the shopping experience during the offers month, Al Meera will also put shelf tags on items to be determined by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, with the aim of making shopping a pleasant trip characterized by the convenience and speed, with appropriate arrangements made for an attractive presentation of the items, per category.

In an effort to translate its motto of being everyone’s “Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer”, Al Meera will work on providing adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 31 branches of the company’s shopping centers in the country’s various regions.

Commenting on the special offers during the holy month, Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Al Meera, said during a press meeting at the company’s headquarters:

“The strategy followed in Al Meera is based on a constant search for ways to boost our engagement with consumers and providing the best for them and for society as a whole. This year, as every year, we are keen to provide the consumer with the best offers during the holy month of Ramadan. And this year, we wanted the offer to have a different taste, as we are pleased to allocate 1437 products at cost price, in honor of the year 1437 AH, which is the least we can provide to all segments of society that continue to grant Al Meera their confidence in all that it offers.”

He added:

“The holy month of Ramadan is a time best suited for standing together and strengthening ties with members of the community through the provision of huge deals, exceptional prices and careful planning in every branch of our branches, and are keen to continue gaining customers satisfaction and strive to provide the finest products at competitive prices in all seasons and circumstances.”

Social initiatives

In parallel with its open handed initiative at branches and sales operations, Al Meera continues to support strides aiming to help achieve food and health safety. Al Meera has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q to implement a public health awareness campaign, through the provision of a wide range of nutrition information to aid in selecting a healthy and balanced diet, via posters displayed in a number of Al Meera branches. The company is working hard with its partners to launch the project before the holy month.

Moreover, Al Meera will not hesitate to support campaigns that introduce some chronic diseases or ones that require raising awareness about, such as “diabetes,” “obesity” and others, through the provision of suitable spaces to host such events to educate Al Meera patrons about healthy lifestyles that must be adopted on a daily basis, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

In the same context, and pursuant to the achievement of the principle of social solidarity, Al Meera, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Administrative Development’s Family Development Department, will support Productive Families cooperating with the ministry, to create marketing opportunities for productive families at some of the company’s branches prior to the holy month, in support of the marketing and sale of their products. Al Meera is working on studying a project that would install kiosks in some of its shopping centers, to be managed by productive families.

Supporting charitable organizations

Honoring the company’s annual traditions, Al Meera will support Ramadan projects and programs carried out by associations and charitable organizations in the country, along the lines of “Eid Charity”, “Qatar Charity”, and the “Qatar Red Crescent,” according to the resources available. In this context, it is worth mentioning that Al Meera will coordinate with the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs for the distribution of water and paper tissue during the “Tarawih” prayers at the major mosques in the country during the holy month.

Special offers with partners

Regarding providing more reward options for customers, Al Meera will announce within days, the campaigns and special offers with its partners such as Ooredoo and QNB during Ramadan.

Expansion

In the framework of its commitment to the Qatar National Vision 2030, Al Meera has developed a strategic plan to expand in the Qatari market, where it is currently working on the completion of its plan to establish 14 new branches in various regions of the country. In addition to beginning works at five shopping centers last year in each of North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Leabaib 2, Al Wakra (West), Umm Salal Ali, and Bu Sidra, which are expected to be delivered within the next three months.

Construction agreement with Al Muftah Contracting Company and Al Khayarin Group Contracting and Trading

Recently, the company announced that it has signed contracts with with Al Khayarin Group Contracting and Trading and Al Muftah Contracting Company, to build six new stores in the coming period with a total contract value of QR 238,730,146 – These agreements were made in accordance with the company’s procedures through the tender and auction committee’s recommendation being lead by Dr. Saif Said Al Sowaidi and of course the board of director’s approval.

Al Muftah Contracting Company will handle executive works at each of the branches located in Rawdat Aba El Heran, Azghawa, Leabaib and Umm Qarn, that will be built on a land area of 10,805 m2, 6,311 m2, 17,390 m2 and 10,230 m2 respectively.

On the other hand, Al Khayarin Group Contracting and Trading, will work on establishing two new Al Meera shopping stores in Al Khor and Saileya, on a land area of 15,000 m2 each.

Emanating from its cooperation with national companies and in line with the country’s vision of the development of areas outside of Doha, Al Meera has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the operation and management of two shopping centers, in Fox Hills North and North Residential Villas districts in Lusail City.

Al Meera’s expansion plans also include the opening of new branches that serves students at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, where negotiations are currently underway to sign contracts for the operation of two spaces at student housings (around 80 square meters each), and a space at the Students Center in Education City (approximately 150 square meters).

The company is also negotiating with the “Doha Institute For Graduate Studies”, to operate a supermarket which is approximately 150 sqm to serve the Institute’s students. Not to forget that negotiations are also being undertaken with Qatar Arm forces and Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College for the inauguration of a branch there.

SOURCE: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company

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Al Meera Consumer Goods Company announces distinctive offers for Ramadan for the year 1437 AH

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company announces distinctive offers for Ramadan for the year 1437 AH