‘Awesome South Africa’ festival delights LuLu shoppers

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Updated 19 December 2019

‘Awesome South Africa’ festival delights LuLu shoppers

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the Middle East, last week held its annual South African festival “Awesome South Africa,” a week-long showcase of food products especially flown in to Saudi Arabia from the African country.

The event, which ran until Dec. 14, was inaugurated by Cosbert T. Rubushe, ambassador of South Africa to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, government officials, and LuLu management members at Lulu’s outlet in the Riyadh Avenue Mall, Murabba district. Peta Anne Davids, a representative from the South African Embassy, launched the festival in Alkhobar, Eastern Province. 

On offer were a wide selection of imported fresh fruits, such as baby pineapple, blueberries and navel oranges, in addition to pastries and healthy picks such as muesli and oats in packaged goods. Conventional fresh food, ethnic delicacies and various kinds of herbs and spices from South Africa were also available.

LuLu Saudi director Mohammed said: “We are beyond grateful to the Embassy of South Africa for their continuous support for this festival, wherein we feature quality cupboard essentials, and outdoor grilling accessories that are perfect for the cold weather now. Our own South African food sourcing and processing arm has a big contribution toward ensuring consistent food supply at the most affordable prices. Every year, we celebrate this special event to highlight not only the products in our stores, but more importantly to bring different nationalities together in discovering the delicious food and rich culture of South Africa.” 

LuLu said it has continuously been exerting its efforts to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rate. 

With 183 stores operating worldwide, the hypermarket chain is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expats in Saudi Arabia, when it comes to a broader selection of international products. 


Nissan Saudi Arabia offers door-to-door service in wake of lockdown

Updated 30 March 2020

Nissan Saudi Arabia offers door-to-door service in wake of lockdown

Nissan Saudi Arabia is providing its customers with a comprehensive door-to-door service, in light of the lockdown the Kingdom is facing in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The company has taken the initiative in partnership with Petromin Nissan and Morni to continue serving customers even at home.
This door-to-door service gives Nissan customers the assurance of having their vehicle picked up from a location of their choice for servicing by Nissan KSA professionals before being delivered back to their doorstep. As an additional precautionary step, the car will also be sterilized thoroughly before being returned to the customer. The service is available across the Kingdom to all Nissan customers and owners of Nissan vehicles free of charge except for the maintenance service costs, which will be incurred by the customer. Payment for maintenance services can be done online or through the service provider.
This is part of a range of services provided by Nissan KSA to ensure peace of mind for their customers during this difficult time.
Managing Director of Nissan Saudi Arabia Bader El-Houssami said: “We appreciate the trust our customers have placed in Nissan KSA, and we will take every measure to ensure they are provided an exceptional customer experience. In alignment with the government direction to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Kingdom, we want our customers to know they can rely on us to ensure they are provided with the safest and most convenient services, even through the toughest times. We are all responsible to do our part in combating the spread of this virus and protecting our society from it.”
“As a responsible corporate entity, Nissan KSA is taking every step to provide a smooth and uninterrupted customer experience during these uncertain times. The customer remains at the core of Nissan KSA’s business, and the company is fully supportive of the Saudi government’s relentless efforts to control the spread of the virus,” a statement said.
By providing this service to customers, Nissan KSA is encouraging people to stay at home as the company takes care of their car needs, in line with the steps taken by the Saudi government in containing the COVID-19 virus.