LuLu mini market opens in National Guard campus

The newly launched shop was inaugurated in a ceremony held on May 2 by Aoodah Alenazi, commander for Al-Ahsa National Guard.
Updated 13 May 2019

LuLu mini market opens in National Guard campus

LuLu, one of the region’s top retailers, has introduced its first-ever mini market concept at the National Guard housing site located in Al-Mubarraz in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. The newly launched shop was inaugurated in a ceremony held on May 2 by Aoodah Alenazi, commander for Al-Ahsa National Guard, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia, government officials and other dignitaries.
The store opening is the kickoff project for the agreement signed between LuLu and Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) forces in November 2018, under which two shopping centers and seven supermarkets in Dammam and Al-Ahsa will be launched.
“We thank the SANG forces for trusting us with providing them a conducive shopping place for the families residing in the area. The new store is committed to bringing the best products at the most affordable prices, just like what the LuLu Hypermarket brand is well-known for,” said Mohammed.
The mini market is a neighborhood-cum-convenience store concept that brings food and lifestyle essentials closer to residential communities. The store is divided into categories of high-quality products, such as groceries, health and beauty, chilled and dairy food, frozen goods, fruits and vegetables, bakery, roastery, meat, sports and fitness, and much more.
The new store is expected to generate employment opportunities for the Saudi youth. LuLu Group currently employs more than 2,700 Saudi nationals, including females in various hypermarkets across the Kingdom. LuLu’s goal is to give employment to more than 5,000 nationals by the end of 2020.
Yusuff Ali M.A., chairman of LuLu Group, praised the various innovative steps taken under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Hailing the recently announced residency scheme — officially known as “Privileged Iqama,” he said: “(It is) a landmark decision that is sure to make Saudi Arabia a global financial and economic hub and will help to bring in huge investments from all over the world. This will attract and retain global professionals and experts to this great country and also boost the employment generation for Saudi nationals, who are very well-educated and trained to take on any new challenges.”
With 169 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.
LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi International Motor Show 2019 begins today

The 41st Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) 2019 begins today at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, giving showgoers access to more than 100 new models for 2020 from the US, Japan, Korea and China.

Automobiles from 14 of the world’s leading auto brands including MG, Hyundai, Ford, KIA, Cherry, GAC Motors, Suzuki, Haval, Toyota, Chevrolet, Changan, GMC, Great Wall and FAW will be on display.

The event, held under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, will run until Dec. 14.

The Saudi International Motor Show is being organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE). It will be attended by executives from top international automotive manufacturers and will be preceded by the launch of a number of new models, which will take place before the official inauguration.

Hadi Al-Harith, chairman of ACE, said the exhibition will have new features for visitors and a range of activities for youth, such as drifting, 4x4 test drive circuit and display of modified cars and SUVs.

“The five-day event offers visitors the chance to discover the latest technology in car manufacturing and design and provides a platform for trade professionals to come together,” he said.

For the new segment of women drivers, the motor show will provide an opportunity to choose their vehicles from a wide array of models on display, while simultaneously giving the car companies a new channel for sales.

The exhibition will also witness the provision of affordable financing solutions offered by the National Commercial Bank, the diamond sponsor of the motor show, and Al-Yusr Finance Company. Malath Insurance Company and the General Gulf Cooperative Insurance Company will provide advanced and affordable vehicle insurance services.

This year’s annual event covers a total area of 31,500 square meter of the venue and runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Saturday.