BDL wins ‘Best Distributor in KSA’ award from HP

Mahmoud Sheikha, CEO of BDL.
Updated 20 August 2017
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BDL wins ‘Best Distributor in KSA’ award from HP

BDL Company Gulf recently won the “Best Distributor in KSA” award in a ceremony organized at Al-Faisaliah Hotel by HP.
According to HP, BDL won the prize for exceeding the targeted sales by 200 percent. This is the second time that BDL has won the award in Saudi Arabia.
“It is our pleasure to win this prize as we pursue leadership and excellence in Saudi Arabia. This is one of our most important strategic objectives, particularly in light of the fierce competition in this sector,” Mahmoud Sheikha, CEO of BDL, said.
He said BDL won the first place in Saudi Arabia as it is pursuing its policies of restructure and expansion through the development of a plan aimed at presenting BDL as a regional company that still has potential despite a highly competitive IT landscape in the region.
“Obtaining this award is the first step this year for the company in that direction,” he added.
Sheikha said BDL’s 2017 strategy focuses on expansion, organizational profit and an emphasis on the performance and obligations to customers and partners. “This is one of the most important pillars playing a positive role in promoting the company’s growth in the region,” he said.
“One of our objectives in the future is the expansion in the field of technical products distribution, achievement of substantial growth in markets related to value-added solutions and technical services distribution. We also aspire to further expand our distribution operation in the Middle East and Africa,” Sheikha added.


LuLu opens Saudi Arabia’s largest store in Riyadh

Updated 21 July 2018
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LuLu opens Saudi Arabia’s largest store in Riyadh

JEDDAH: LuLu Group recently opened its 150th hypermarket in Riyadh. It was inaugurated by Ibrahim Al-Omer, governor of Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA); Ibrahim Al-Suwail, deputy governor of SAGIA; along with Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan, UAE ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman; Shehim Mohammed, LuLu Saudi director; and other dignitaries and royal family members.
Located at the newly launched Atyaf Mall in Yarmouk, the hypermarket, the 13th in the country and the Kingdom’s largest, is spread across 220,000-square-feet.
Yusuff Ali M.A. said: “We are absolutely delighted to open our group’s 150th and Saudi Arabia’s 13 hypermarket in Riyadh and I am sure the shoppers here will be pleased by the new retail experience we have created. Through our internationally sourced quality products and enthusiastic staff, LuLu has been the most preferred destination for different nationalities and we will continue to preserve this identity with our new store.”
He added: “We see tremendous growth opportunities in the Kingdom and are glad to be part of the Vision 2030 by further expanding our presence here. We will open another 15 hypermarkets by 2020 at an investment of SR1 billion ($266 million) out of which five will be opened this year itself. This includes three hypermarkets in Riyadh followed by one each in Tabuk and Dammam. This is apart from the SR1 billion we have already invested in the Kingdom till now.”
The group currently employs more than 3,000 Saudi nationals, out of which 1,400 are women, amounting to 40 percent of Saudization.
“Our goal is to give employment to 6,000 Saudi nationals by the end of 2020. We have a very elaborate and effective multi-level training program, through which we not only train them here but also send the local recruits to other regions in the GCC and India for training in various departments. We have also tied up with Saudi vocational institutions and universities in this regard,” the LuLu Group chairman said.