Lulu Hypermarket announces privileged shopping slot for elderly customers

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Updated 26 March 2020

Lulu Hypermarket announces privileged shopping slot for elderly customers

RIYADH:  Lulu Hypermarket will allow older customers in Riyadh to shop exclusively at its stores for two hours each morning to help them avoid the crowds.
Riyadh Municipality has decided to allow the initiative which will see the elderly, who are most at risk of Covid-19, shop with ease between the hours of 7 a.m and 9 a.m.
The municipality said the move was aimed at alleviating congestion and ensuring health and safety.
A number of stores globally have allocated a special shopping time for the elderly to reduce their risk of catching the coronavirus. 
Unlike a number of countries with lockdowns in place, Saudi Arabia has seen little panic-buying at its supermarkets.


Lulu initiates faster delivery in KSA, partners with various food delivery apps

Updated 30 March 2020

Lulu initiates faster delivery in KSA, partners with various food delivery apps

RIYADH: LuLu, the region’s top retailer, joined hands with various delivery partners to further widen the reach and speed up its online grocery delivery, in view of the current curfew restrictions all the over the country to combat corona virus.

As part of the new initiative, shoppers can now order their groceries through popular apps, such as Hunger Station, To you, Careem now and Wasel. LuLu has created an exclusive list of essentials and daily groceries from which shoppers can order for speedy deliveries at their doorsteps.

Commenting on the new initiatives, Shehim Mohammed, Director of LuLu Hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia, said: “In wake of the current pandemic, we are exploring all possible avenues to ensure that residents in the Kingdom get their orders as quickly as possible. Apart from the food delivery apps, we have also tied up with Aramex, Samsa and many rent-a-car companies to expedite the delivery of online shopping orders.”

Hunger Station and To You has gone live with LuLu groceries on 29th March and others will be up and running in the next couple of days as confirmed by the authorities.

“We are fully aware of our responsibilities as a leading retailer and have ensured that our stores and warehouses are well stocked. We are working very closely with government authorities, suppliers and logistics partners to ensure uninterrupted and sustained supplies while maintaining the highest standards of hygiene, health and safety. We thank all our shoppers for their support and urge them to remain calm and stable, as there is absolutely no need for any anxiety or panic,” added Shehim Mohammed.