Naif Alrajhi Investment Company and Jones the Grocer announce brand expansion across Saudi Arabia

The first Jones the Grocer flagship store is confirmed to be at the ground floor with access to the retail area of Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh in an iconic new tower designed by world-renowned Tokyo architect, Nikken Sekkei.
Updated 06 October 2019

Naif Alrajhi Investment Company and Jones the Grocer announce brand expansion across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Jones the Grocer, the Australian speciality gourmet food retailer and award-winning café, announces a broader expansion across the Middle East with a multiple store development deal across Saudi Arabia with Naif Alrajhi Investment.

Naif Saleh Alrajhi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Naif Alrajhi Investment company, said “We are delighted to partner with Jones the Grocer and its supreme offering to further expand and diversify our portfolio in the promising food and beverage sector. We are confident that Jones the Grocer will become a competitive dining destination due to the constant demand for quality and unique restaurants in Saudi Arabia.”

Yunib Siddiqui, Chief Executive Officer of Jones the Grocer, said “We’ve come a long way since our first ever store in Sydney, Australia twenty-two years ago and our first opening in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi in 2009. We’re thrilled to be working with Naif Alrajhi Investment Company and look forward to building incredibly successful stores with their team across Saudi Arabia over the next few years.”

The first Jones the Grocer flagship store is confirmed to be at the ground floor with access to the retail area of Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh in an iconic new tower designed by world-renowned Tokyo architect, Nikken Sekkei. This site will feature gourmet grocery retail, a halal charcuterie, a bakery and patisserie and Jones the Grocer’s hallmark artisan cheese-room which will set the benchmark for store design and gourmet food retail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

In conjunction to the established Jones the Grocer formats the multi-store rollout across the Kingdom also encompasses the incredibly successful Jones the Grocer Express, a compact gourmet ‘grab and go’ offer tailored for high traffic travel and commercial hubs.


ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Updated 13 October 2019

ALJ Motors unveils Toyota Granvia in Saudi Arabia

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the new Toyota Granvia in the Saudi market.

Designed to provide an exceptional transportation space that addresses the growing demand for high-end shuttles, the new vehicle’s design, interior, engine, and safety features enable the riders to travel with total peace of mind.

“We are very excited to unveil the new Granvia, a true premium transport solution that meets the evolving needs of those desiring a spacious cabin, unrivaled comfort, and superior refinement. By providing ample personal space, we have ensured that each passenger will enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride and arrive at their destination feeling relaxed and refreshed,” said Mazin Jameel, executive director, marketing, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors.

“At Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we believe that travel should always be an enjoyable experience, and it was our goal to launch an exceptional Toyota vehicle that enhances people’s journeys by creating memorable moments to cherish. I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our guests for their continuous support, which is an endless source of inspiration in our drive to introduce ‘ever-better’ cars,” Jameel added.

The new Granvia takes the concept of a luxury shuttle to the next level with premium seating for up to six people, including a standard feature of four leather ottomans with footrests — a class first. Its expansive cabin delivers a level of comfort and refinement passengers would normally associate with a high-end limousine, complete with independent rear climate control, adjustable interior illumination, and luxurious woodgrain and metallic finishing, among many other features.

The relationship between Toyota and Abdul Latif Jameel Motors was established more than half-century ago, and has grown to become one of the most remarkable automotive forces in the Kingdom.

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors is also one of the largest independent certified Toyota distributors in the world. Under its principle of putting the guest first and its commitment to achieving excellence in all it has to offer, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors supports the widespread use of Toyota vehicles in the Saudi market through an extensive network of sales and maintenance centers strategically located around the Kingdom, providing peace of mind for their guests, wherever they may be.