Jamjoom Group is Hino wholesaler in Saudi Arabia

Toyota Tsusho Corporation has established a Saudi Arabian wholesaler and retailer for Hino Motors, Ltd. trucks in partnership with local conglomerate Jamjoom Group.
Updated 23 October 2019

Jamjoom Group is Hino wholesaler in Saudi Arabia

Toyota Tsusho Corporation has established a Saudi Arabian wholesaler and retailer for Hino Motors, Ltd. trucks in partnership with local conglomerate Jamjoom Group. The wholesaler, Tsusho Jamjoom Trading Company (TJT), began full-scale sales activities in October as the first-ever Japanese-owned truck wholesaler in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, one of the leading oil-producing countries in the Middle East, is pursuing Vision 2030 as its economic and social reform strategy to reduce dependence on oil production and diversify industry. Amid this reform, local truck demand continues to expand,
and currently Saudi Arabia accounts for 50 percent of the commercial vehicle market in the
Middle East. 

In 1972, Toyota Tsusho began exporting Hino trucks to Saudi Arabia, partnering with Jamjoom Group, which was the local distributor. The newly established TJT combines the Jamjoom Group’s local sales network with Toyota Tsusho’s after-sales service know-how developed through its automobile business. TJT will not only enhance the sales function, but bolster total support for commercial vehicles encompassing vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair, and spare parts supply.

“As economic growth continues in Saudi Arabia, Toyota Tsusho will strive to contribute to the country’s further development through supplying Hino trucks with QDR (excellent quality, durability, and reliability), generating new jobs, and training technicians,” a statement said.


Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket’s annual seafood festival, held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, was attended by senior officials from the fisheries department and LuLu.
Updated 20 November 2019

Seafood lovers flock to LuLu fiesta

LuLu Hypermarket hosted its annual “Seafood Fiesta,” a showcase of more than 100 varieties of fish and shellfish across its stores in the Kingdom.
The seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17, was held in association with the National Fisheries Development Program, a subsidiary of the Department of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA).
LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing. The seafood festival was inaugurated by Abdul Aziz A. Alshehab, general director of Fisheries Research Center, Eastern Province, at LuLu Hypermarket in Dammam. At its Jeddah branch in Amir Fawaz district, the event was inaugurated by Rada Al-Zahrani, director of the fisheries department in Jeddah, while at the Riyadh branch in Murabba district, Dr. Ali Muhammed Al-Shaikhi, CEO of National Fisheries Development Program, opened the event.
Shehim Muhammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always taken pride in offering fresh and high-quality seafood from around the world. Seafood Fiesta is one such event that proves the commitment of LuLu to bring the widest range of fish and shellfish that is well-loved by both the local and expat communities. We also support local produce, as we are recognized as the top seller of Samaq-certified products, which highlight fresh and cooked seafood that is promoted by the national aquaculture product certification and labeling program of the Saudi Aquaculture Society, under the guidance of MEWA.”

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LuLu honored seven Saudi fishermen who completed 50 years in the field of fishing, during the seven-day festival, which ran until Nov. 17.

From Norwegian salmon to sea bass, lobster, kingfish and much more, LuLu offered fish and shellfish products in both fresh and frozen options. Apart from the seafood offerings in the wet section, the hypermarket offered a variety of fish dishes at its hot food stations. Japanese maki, prawn pizza, grilled tuna, salmon quiche, fish masala and tuna puff were some of the main attractions at these counters.
LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.
With 180 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. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.