Danube Online celebrates Saudi women on International Women’s Day

Updated 10 March 2018
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Danube Online celebrates Saudi women on International Women’s Day

Danube Online, the largest e-commerce grocery platform in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, has revealed on the occasion of International Women’s Day that Saudi female millennials are powering the growth of e-commerce in the Kingdom. They constitute up to 60 percent of users on the grocery e-commerce platform.
The Danube app, which launched in 2017 and has quickly expanded operations across the Kingdom, also revealed young Saudi women are catalyzing a change in consumer behavior when it comes to grocery shopping, leveraging technology to acquire daily household necessities, with almost 50 percent of Danube Online’s repeat buyers falling into the female millennial catergory.
“Danube Online is at the forefront of e-commerce in the Kingdom by providing an online grocery shopping experience that is convenient, fast and easy with cutting-edge technology. We are delighted that the millennial female population in Saudi Arabia has been the fastest adopters of the Danube app and are driving the growth of e-commerce in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia is approaching a time in history, where more and more women are not only entering the workforce but assuming key leadership positions,” Majed M. Al-Tahan, co-founder and CEO, Danube Online.
He added: “We celebrate International Women’s Day with all of the women of Saudi Arabia and through Danube Online hope and wish to serve them in a small but meaningful way, having groceries delivered to their doors from easily shopping online at the click of a button.”
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”