LuLu Group International news

06 April 2017
There is a growing demand for healthy food options in Qatar and the UAE. Customers are becoming more health conscious, with organic products receiving attention. Growing demand Qatar’s government has recently focused on healthy living, spotlighting its benefits to local shoppers. This has led to an increased awareness among Qataris and expats of organic products. Lulu has seen a developing...
24 January 2017
As online competition rises in Iran, Spinneys, Al Meera, Fathima Group and LuLu expand, we round up news from the region. Iran sees launch of online supermarket HyperKa.com has been launched in Iran, marking a further expansion of online supermarket options in the country. The site links shoppers with local supermarkets and, therefore, will not have any stock itself. Payment can be made thro...
17 November 2016
As UAE-based LuLu opens an export facility in the US, Qatar-based Al Meera announces the resignation of its chief executive and a new ecommerce retailer declares it will it open in 2017, we round up news from the region. LuLu opens export facility in US Through its wholly owned subsidiary Y International, LuLu has opened a food processing and logistics plant in New Jersey. The company said ...
01 November 2016
As UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim and LuLu set out expansion plans, Saudi Arabia-based Savola, which owns the Panda chain, and Qatar-based Al Meera announce third quarter results, we round up news from the region. LuLu continues expansion across the region Sustaining its pace of expansion, UAE-based LuLu has announced a number of initiatives to grow its presence across the region. The retailer ...
27 June 2016
As UAE-based LuLu enters another new market, Majid Al Futtaim announces plans to invest further in its home market and Qatar-based Al Meera works with the government to help shoppers be better informed about healthy meals, we round up news from the region. LuLu enters another new country: Malaysia UAE-based LuLu has opened its first store in Malaysia, in the CapSquare, Jalan Munshi area of ...
15 June 2016
As UAE-based LuLu enters Indonesia and France-based Casino announces plans to add Leader Price stores in Morrocco and LuLu and UAE-based Majid al Futtaim discuss expansion plans in existing markets, we round up news from the region. LuLu expands in Saudi Arabia… LuLu has opened its seventh hypermarket in Saudi Arabia, a c. 18,500 sq. m store in the Amir Fawaz district of Jeddah. At the stor...
07 April 2016
As Panda, LuLu and Choithram announce expansion plans across the region, we round up news from the three retailers. Panda wins opportunity to expand in Qalyubia governorate Saudi Arabia-based Panda has, according to Egyptian supply minister Khaled Hanafy, won the bid to open a c 5,000 sq. m store in the Qalyubia governorate. Hanafy said that the establishment of further chains and logistics...
22 February 2016
As Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) continues to invest in existing markets, like Saudi Arabia, and enters new ones, such as Kazakhstan, LuLu sustains its own expansion plans and ENOC sets out its growth aims to 2020, we round up news from the region. Majid Al Futtaim to invest in Saudi Arabia… MAF has announced plans to invest SAR14 bn (US$3.7 bn) to open two new shopping centres in Saudi Arabia’s c...
01 February 2016
The chairman of UAE-based LuLu, Yusuf Ali, has said that the retailer is aiming to invest AED1.1 bn (US$299.5m) on the addition of 11 new stores in the GCC in 2016. If met, the expansion will see LuLu operate 132 stores by the end of the year. Store growth helping to drive sales LuLu’s continued focus on adding stores has underpinned sales growth in recent years and helped the retailer gene...
05 January 2016
As UAE-based LuLu set outs expansion plans for Egypt following the opening of its first store in the country, Saudi Arabia-based Al Othaim investigates opportunities for the same country and Carrefour celebrates nine years in Jordan, we round up news from the region. LuLu aiming for 10 stores in Egypt after first store opens LuLu has opened its first store in Egypt, a c. 16,000 sq. m hyperm...