Lulu Group opens its 139th Hypermarket at Buhaira in Sharjah

Lulu Group opens its 139th Hypermarket at Buhaira in Sharjah

 

Sharjah, UAE, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lulu Group, region’s top retailer has opened its 139th Hypermarket at Buhaira in Sharjah today (21NOV2017). The new Hypermarket was officially inaugurated by H.H. Shaikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Chairman, Dept. of Government Relations & Member of Sharjah Executive Council. Also present on the occasion were Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman of Lulu Group, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali MA Executive Director of Lulu, Salim MA, Director of Lulu and other top officials of the company. A large number of people from different walks of life were also present to witness the inauguration.

After the inauguration Shaikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qassimi and other dignitaries were led on a guided tour of the hypermarket by Yusuffali MA and briefed them about the various sections, unique features and amenities.

“This is our fifth store in Sharjah and we are extremely happy with the support and patronage we have been receiving from the rulers, citizens and residents of this great nation,” said Yusuffali MA, Chairman of LuLu Group. “It has been our policy to bring world class shopping as close as possible to the shoppers rather than make them drive long distance. Now with more than 37 sourcing offices worldwide including USA, UK, Africa and Far East, we are fully equipped to serve the diverse population of this cosmopolitan country.

With the opening of this new market, citizens and residents staying in Buhaira and adjoining areas will have world-class shopping closer to them at most attractive and competitive prices” concluded Yusuffali.

The hypermarket which is 139th store of the group, is spread over an area of about 100,000 square feet and can be easily accessed by residents of Buhaira and its surrounding areas. The groceries and supermarket section will occupy the ground level while the first floor will showcase Lulu Hypermarket’s Fashion, Household goods, Electronics & I.T., Toys and Accessories and footwear sections.

A major highlight of the newly opened store is that it has an exclusive store-in-store for all ‘free from” food range that offer extensive imported line of Gluten-free, Lactose-free, Dairy-free, Yeast-free, Wheat-free, Vegan, Organic, Fat-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Salt-free, GM-free, Egg-free, free range, no sugar, no-additives, no-preservatives, no-hydrogenated fat and other specialty food from around the world.

The hypermarket also features favorite brands such as Alukkas Jewellery, Lulu Exchange, Jawahara Jewellery, Malabar Gold, Lulu Pharmacy, etc.

Source: LULU Group

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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”.

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Lulu hypermarket opens in the city of Hail, in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lulu Group has opened its latest hypermarket in the city of Hail, in the north-western province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

The Hypermarket was officially inaugurated by Dr. Saud Hamood Al Bugami, Under Secretary of Hail province in the presence of several high-ranking officials from various government departments and representatives from local business communities. Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman of Lulu Group, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali Executive Director other senior officials of Lulu were also present at the event along with a large number of residents.

The hypermarket, which is 7th in Kingdom and 133rd of the group, is spread over an area of about 160,000 square feet and will serve the residents of Al Jamiyeen District and its surrounding areas with easy access and ample parking.

Speaking after the inauguration, Mr. Yusufali MA, said “we are very happy to unveil our latest hypermarket in Saudi Arabia which will bring world class shopping nearer to people. Our main emphasis is on showcasing the biggest range of “Free From” products such as Gluten free, lacto-free, sugar free, fat free, etc. that have been specially flown-in from our own sourcing offices in UK, US, Brazil and Far East.”

“The excitement surrounding the opening has been building among the residents of this region for several months, and we believe this store will be as popular with shoppers as our other existing stores” he added.

The new hypermarket showcases a fresh food section consisting of a wide assortment of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, poultry, meat and fish and a hot food and bakery section. There is also a huge area dedicated to department store, which includes garments, electronics, IT products, stationery and home appliances. The hypermarket also features the widest choice of world-class brands and product lines at the fairest prices. The hypermarket is tailored to meet the needs and modes of modern

day shopping with world class interiors and well-planned retail floor layout that are focused on customer convenience. The ample aisle space also ensures an uncluttered, fast and hassle-free shopping environment. The outlet also has extensively laid out counters and liberal parking space.

“We are very excited about the economic stability and growth prospects of Saudi Arabia under the visionary leadership of His Majesty Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia & Cutodian of Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Highness Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Muhamed bin Salman Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince.

“Vision 2030 is highly appreciated by the global business community and it will definitely transform the Kingdom into a global investment power & and the Government is extending great support to the business community”.

The Saudi manpower is very productive and hardworking and I have mentioned this in the recent World Economic Forum held at Davos” added Yusuff Ali M.A, the Chairman and Managing Director of LuLu Gorup.

With 3 stores in Capital Riyadh, 1 each in Jeddah, Al Khobar, Jubail, Dammam and 8 Commissaries in its entity, LULU has firmly established itself as one of the most preferred retail destination for both locals and the large expatriate community residing in the Kingdom.

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Lulu hypermarket opens in the city of Hail, in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

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LuLu Group opens new hypermarket at Al Messila in Doha

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Group has opened a new outlet in Qatar at Al Messila in Doha. The new hypermarket, located near Fariq bin Omran was inaugurated by the Chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassem bin Mohammed al-Thani. Prominent entrepreneurs of Qatar, Sheikh Khaled bin Hassan al-Thani, Hussain Alfardan, Ali Hussain Alfardan, Deputy Group President & CEO–Mena of Qatar Insurance Company Salem Khalaf al-Mannai, Ashraf Abou Issa, Nabeel Abou Issa, Ghanem al- Kubaisi, along with the CEO of Doha Bank, Group, R Seetharaman and the Indian Ambassador Periyaswamy Kumaran were present for the occasion. They were also joined by envoys and many senior diplomats serving in Qatar along with several high ranking officials from various government departments and other representatives from local business communities.

The Chariman for LuLu Group, Yussuffali MA, CEO Saifee Rupawala, Director Mohammed Althaf and other senior executives of LuLu Group were among the others present at the event along with a large number of residents. The hypermarket which is the 132nd such venture by the group is spread over an area of about 150,000 sq.ft. The place will serve the residents of Al Messila and its surrounding areas with ample car parking services and easy access.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Yussuffali MA said, “We are happy to unveil our latest hypermarket in Qatar which will bring world class shopping nearer to people. Our main emphasis is on showcasing the biggest range of ‘free from’ products such as gluten-free, lacto-free, suagr-free and fat-free which have been specially flown in from our own sourcing offices in the UK, US, Brazil and Far East. The excitement surrounding the opening has been building among the residents of the region for several months, and we believe this store will be as popular with shoppers as our other existing stores.”

The new hypermarket showcases a fresh food section which consists of a wide range of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, poultry, meat, fish along with a hot food and bakery section. There is also a large area which focuses on the department store that includes garments, electronics, IT products, stationary and home appliances. The hypermarket will also feature a wide variety of world-class brands and product lines at the ‘fairest ‘prices. The hypermarket is tailored to meet the needs of modern day shoppers, thanks to the world class interiors and well planned retail floor layout which gives importance to customer convenience.

“We are very excited about the economic stability and growth prospects of Qatar, under the visionary leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and we are fully committed to play our role in the further development of this great country,” Mr. Yussuffali added.

“LuLu Group has always been a one-stop shop for the multi-ethnic community in the region with an international assortment of products which cater to the tastes and preferences of every shopper. Knowing the customer’s needs and providing them with quality products at reasonable prices has always remained the secret behind the success of the group across the globe.” A spokesperson added here at the event.

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LuLu Group opens new hypermarket at Al Messila in Doha

 

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Lulu Group International inaugurates its food processing and logistics bases in USA

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lyndhurst, New Jersey: Lulu Group International, the Abu Dhabi headquartered retail and hospitality group further expanded their operations by inaugurating their food processing and logistics bases in USA. Y International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the group launched its operation in Lyndhurst, New Jersey this morning (11/05/2016).

The world –class export center will purchase, process, re-label and export food, non-food, chilled and frozen products made in the U.S. In the first phase there are 75 employees which is expected to eventually grow to 200 to 250 employees within I year.

The facility was formally inaugurated jointly by Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, Mayor Michael J. McPartland and VINAI THUMMALAPALLY, the Executive Director of SELECT USA in the presence of Yusuffali MA- Chairman, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali MA – Executive Director and Mohd. Althaf – Director of LULU Group. Attendees at the ribbon cutting, including local and foreign officials as well as members of the Indian-American business community from around the country, were thrilled by the impact the company can have throughout the state.

In his remarks Yusuffali MA thanked the officials of SELECT USA, CHOOSE NEW JERSEY and State & county officials for their great support in helping LULU launch their maiden venture in USA.

Speaking to media during the ceremony Choose New Jersey CEO and President Michele Brown said “In addition to bringing new jobs to our state, Y International’s export center will give New Jersey and U.S. manufacturers the opportunity to reach new markets in the Middle East and beyond.”

The US$ 6.6 billion turnover Lulu Group, operates hypermarkets, supermarkets and shopping malls, in addition to wholesale distribution, food processing and hospitality with operations in 37 countries, including the GCC, India and Far East. The company has a 32 percent market share in the Middle East.

Brown said New Jersey is a perfect fit “Our state is so diverse we have populations from so many different countries,” she said. “We felt they would feel both welcome and at home. The business they will be conducting out of this site is meeting American companies to buy goods and products to then export to their own consumer base,” she said. “We have literally thousands of companies in food in New Jersey.”

New Jersey, Brown said, is also home to companies in the apparel and consumer goods industries, which could serve the needs of the company’s Hypermarkets.

“Our group has been importing U.S. products for a long time to cater to more than 700,000 shoppers who come to our 131 hypermarkets daily,” Yusufali added highlighting the longstanding relationships between Lulu and farmers and manufacturers in the country, with a special emphasis on California. “There has been growing demand for U.S. products throughout our retail chain stores, across the GCC, India and Far East” he concluded.

As per the latest report by Deloitte International, LULU is ranked among the Top 10 fastest-growing retailers in the world.

An official from the Kingdom of Bahrain embassy in Washington D.C., Mohamed Bahzad, said Ali’s company, aside from being successful, also is known for its corporate social responsibility. Bahzad said that a strong relationship with the U.S. is a core strategy for Bahrain, where Lulu is opening its 10th market, and anticipates a market will open soon in the U.S.

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Lulu Group International inaugurates its food processing and logistics bases in USA
Lulu Group International inaugurates its food processing and logistics bases in USA

 

Source: LuLu Group International

Lulu Hypermarket inaugurates its 130th Branch in Mabelah North

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lulu Hypermarket opened its 130th Branch in Mabelah North yesterday. The new branch was officially inaugurated by H.E. Eng. Salim Bin Mohammed Al Naimi – Undersecretary for Transport, Ministry of Transport & Communications in the presence of several high-ranking officials from various government departments and representatives from local business communities. Mr. Yusuff Ali M.A., Chairman of Lulu Group, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali M.A, Executive Director, A.V. Ananth, Director Lulu Oman and India, Shabeer K.A, Regional Director Oman and other senior officials were also present at the event apart from a large gathering of local population.

The branch, which is the 18th store of the LuLu Hypermarket chain in Oman, is spread over an area of about 75,000 square feet and designed to meet the everyday needs of residents in Mabelah with added focus on their comfort and convenience. The interiors, well-planned retail floor layout, ample aisle space, extensively laid out counters and liberal parking space contribute to a relaxed shopping experience. The hypermarket is also designed for a smooth flow of pedestrian traffic, allowing shoppers to move through the store with much ease.

The new branch will feature an extensive fruit and vegetable section, with the freshest produce exclusively flown in from around the globe, offering uncompromised quality standards. The group’s own sourcing centers also ensure the finest quality products at the fairest prices. The department store houses all major brands of electronics, household, clothes, footwear, accessories, etc. Moreover, the in-house bakery ensures a regular supply of freshly baked cakes, breads and cookies. There is also a separate section for fish, meat, poultry, dairy products and other grocery items. The branch has also introduced inaugural offers and deals for a range of products at attractive prices.

Speaking after the inauguration, Mr. Yusuffali MA, said “We are glad to have unveiled yet another project in Oman. Our decision to open a branch in Mabelah is because of the huge residential population in this area. Its unique position is sure to attract shoppers from adjacent areas too. Understanding the preferences and mindset of consumer groups is the key to our successful expansion in the country. The convenience, design, atmosphere and hassle-free shopping experience at the new store are sure to better exceed consumer expectations!

“We have set our focus on Oman because of the immense faith we have in the country’s sound economic policies and strategies. We thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the people of this country for the encouragement and support all these years. We also have many new projects in the pipeline and I am sure this is definitely good news for our valuable customers,” he added.

With about 129 stores in 21 different countries, Lulu Group today is a highly diversified entity with operations spanning a vast geographical landscape. Understanding customers’ needs and providing them with quality products at fair prices have always remained the secret behind the success of the group throughout the world.

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Lulu Hypermarket inaugurates its 130th Branch in Mabelah North
Lulu Hypermarket inaugurates its 130th Branch in Mabelah North

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LuLu Group further expands in the Sultanate of Oman with the opening of its latest hypermarket in the town of Rustaq

LuLu Group further expands in the Sultanate of Oman with the opening of its latest hypermarket in the town of Rustaq
LuLu Group further expands in the Sultanate of Oman with the opening of its latest hypermarket in the town of Rustaq

 

Rustaq, Oman, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Group, region’s retail major has further strengthened its presence in the Sultanate of Oman by opening its latest hypermarket in the town of Rustaq in Al Batinah region.

The new Hypermarket which is also the 129th of the group was officially inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Hilal bin Said Al Hajri, Governor of South Batinah in the presence of several high-ranking officials from various government departments and representatives from local business communities.

Yusuf Ali M.A., Chairman of Lulu Group, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali MA, Executive Director, AV Ananth, Director Lulu Oman and India, Shabeer KA, Regional Director Oman and other senior officials were also present at the event apart from a large gathering of local population. The newly opened hypermarket is also the 17th store of the group in the country.

Located in the prime area of Rustaq, the new store is spread an area of about 75,000 square feet. The new store will feature will feature complete retail offerings including full groceries line, home appliances, electronics, IT Products, Stationery, sports, life style and fashion brands and services ancillary to the business of hypermarket under one roof.

Speaking on the occasion, Yusuff Ali MA, Chairman of Lulu Group said,” “We are glad to have unveiled yet another project in Oman, which clearly specifies that all our expansion strategies are fast progressing and are on track. It has been our policy to bring world class shopping experience closer to the people in the outskirts rather than making them drive long distance to bigger cities”.

“We thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the people of this country for the encouragement and support, which have always remained driving forces for us to set our goals and work towards it, he added.

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LuLu Hypermarket opened its 118th outlet in Sinaw, Oman

Sinaw, Oman, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Hypermarket opened its 118th outlet in Sinaw, Oman, on 20 September, building on our stated policy to reach out to the Wilayats of the Sultanate and to provide a world class shopping experience closer to its customers. The new store was officially inaugurated by H.E Sheikh Yahya Bin Hamoud Hamed Al Maamari, Governor of Al Sharqiya North, in the presence of Yusuffali M.A., Managing Director – LuLu Group, Ashraf Ali, Executive Director, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ananth A.V., Regional Director – Oman, and other senior dignitaries.

Spread over an area of 125,000 square feet, the new store is specially designed to offer the residents of Sinaw, a world class shopping experience like never before with fair prices and friendly service. The hypermarket will provide the widest range of quality and value-for-money products all under one roof. It will have separate sections for fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy products, ready-to-eat products and a live bakery. It also offers a huge area dedicated to electronics, IT products, home appliances, sports, furnishing and furniture, daily needs, personal care, kitchenware, crockery, kids toys, apparel and stationery, and health and beauty products. The outlet, which is the 15th one in Oman, also has a wide choice of world-class fashion brands and products for ladies, gents and kids.

The systematically arranged sections promise the customers an easy and hassle-free shopping experience. Extra-wide aisles, extensively laid out counters and ample parking space are some of the distinguishing features of this new store.

Commenting on the Sinaw outlet, Mr. Yusuffali said, “With more than a decade of success and accomplishment in Oman, LuLu is now pleased to embark on a new journey to reach customers in the interior areas of the Sultanate. The opening of the new store is indeed a moment of great pride and joy. We plan to open more LuLu stores in the interior regions in the coming months as we believe that every customer should be able to enjoy a world-class shopping experience, no matter where they are.”

“The hypermarket will also offer a window of opportunity to local community. LuLu group has always been firm in its commitment to encourage the locally available talent and empower local communities from wherever we operate. We believe that having a strong national workforce is vital to our long-term success as it helps in creating sustainable community living. We do have an ambitious plan to absorb enterprising youngsters and generate more job opportunities for them in the future,” he added.

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LuLu Hypermarket opened its 118th outlet in Sinaw, Oman

LuLu Hypermarket opened its 118th outlet in Sinaw, Oman