LuLu launches ‘Super Fest 2019’ anniversary offers

LuLu opened a new store at the National Guard campus in the Eastern Province. The store was inaugurated by Aldugaim Fahad Saeed, head of Housing National Guard, in the presence of Yusuff Ali M.A., chairman and managing director of LuLu Group, government officials and LuLu dignitaries. (Supplied)
Updated 26 November 2019

LuLu launches ‘Super Fest 2019’ anniversary offers

RIYADH: LuLu Hypermarket has kicked off its 10th anniversary promotion “LuLu Super Fest 2019” across its stores in the Kingdom. Along with the “One Million Riyal Grand Raffle” giveaway, there are many chances for customers to win prizes worth half a million riyals, which include gold coins, iPhone 11Pro, PS4 and shopping vouchers.

Another main highlight of the promotion is the daily #LiveDeals in store, which feature an on-the-spot “Guess & Win” contest for shoppers to guess the correct price of a specific product and win prizes for every correct answer given.

LuLu KSA Director Shehim Mohammed said: “We have always been committed to offering the highest quality products from around the world, along with a great shopping experience through monthly festivals and special events. ‘LuLu Super Fest’ is one such event that will not only showcase the amazing product offers and exciting in-store activities but is also the perfect time to give something extra special to our loyal customer base coinciding with our 10th year celebration of serving the people of Saudi Arabia as a conducive shopping destination.”

The promo offers are valid from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7.

AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

Updated 20 January 2020

AbbVie spotlights pharma sector at KAU workshop

In partnership with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) hosted an educational workshop to encourage more of its students to enter pharmaceutical careers after graduation. The workshop offered unique insights into the scientific role of a pharmacist to more than 100 male and female students from the university. 

Dr. Hani Asfour, dean of the College of Pharmacy at KAU, said: “It was a rewarding experience to see our students participate in this workshop for the first time. With the support of AbbVie, our students were able to learn more about the promising careers which await them in the pharmaceutical sector. They are now extremely eager and excited about their future prospects. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.” 

Ashraf Daoud, general manager of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “At AbbVie, we are proud to continue investing in the Saudi national pharmacists of tomorrow. Through our many partnerships with local universities, such as KAU, we are highly dedicated to supporting the Kingdom’s goals, as expressed in Vision 2030, and helping our aspiring Saudi pharmacists in reaching their full potential.” 

The workshop covered topics such as an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape, the importance of the medical representative role, key marketing concepts in pharma, as well as tips and advice on how to write a CV and prepare for interviews. Students also had the opportunity to speak to the AbbVie in-field team of pharmacists who answered their career questions and queries.

Khaled Fageha, HR director of AbbVie in Saudi Arabia, said: “As a global pharmaceutical company, there is an ever-growing need to attract the brightest Saudi talent and increase the talent pool of pharmacists. There is so much potential in the Kingdom, which we are always striving to unlock at AbbVie. Through initiatives like this, we are able to equip students across Saudi Arabia with the tools and knowledge to help them thrive in the health care industry, as well as ignite their passion for a career in pharmacy.”

Students said they found the workshop informative. “I’ve always been passionate about a role in pharmacy, but I was a bit unsure about what awaits after graduation. Thanks to this workshop, I was able to hear about the exciting prospects of working at a pharmaceutical company, such as AbbVie. I was able to ask all my questions, and now I am excited to continue working hard so I can begin my journey as a pharmacist,” said Sondos Alkhthlan, a student.

Another student, Nawaf Alharthi said: “This was an engaging workshop which has cemented my interest in becoming a pharmacist after graduating from KAU.”