LuLu offers a taste of Britain in weeklong festival

British Consul General Seifeldin Usher inaugurated the event in Jeddah.
Updated 19 March 2019

LuLu offers a taste of Britain in weeklong festival

LuLu Hypermarket launched its annual British food festival on Monday. Titled “Food is Great Britain: Truly British, Truly Delicious,” the festival runs until March 24 and offers a wide variety of food products imported from the UK.

The launch event was inaugurated by Simon Collis, British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, at LuLu Hypermarket in Riyadh. British Consul General Seifeldin Usher inaugurated the event in Jeddah, while Gary Hunt, director of the British Trade Office, opened the festival in Alkhobar.

Ambassador Collis said: “I invite everyone to visit LuLu Hypermarket’s annual ‘Best of British’ festival. Over the last few years the British week has been very successful and gives people in Saudi Arabia the opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary variety and high quality of British food and cuisine. I am particularly pleased that this event is being held with active support from LuLu’s British subsidiary, the logistics and packaging center in Birmingham, a vital part of the LuLu Group’s strong partnership with the UK.”

Shehim Mohammed, director, Lulu Hypermarket Saudi, said: “For over two decades of serving a multi-ethnic customer base, LuLu has managed the lifestyle needs of both the locals and expat community. From food offerings to fashion, home essentials, electronics, and much more, it is a one-stop shop that showcases global flavors and culture. ‘Food is Great Britain’ is one such event that puts a spotlight on the traditional flavors, culture and quality produce of the UK. Our British sourcing offices and food processing units have helped us become successful in guaranteeing non-stop supply at the most competitive prices all year round.”

The retailer said it is continuously exerting its greatest efforts to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates to its customers.

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.