LuLu Hypermarket is hosting its annual mango festival, “Mango World,” with 50 varieties of the fruit from different countries on show.
The hypermarket has sourced mangoes from 10 tropical countries for the event that is being held across all its branches in Saudi Arabia.
A number of mango-based desserts, deli treats, and other processed and packaged mango products are also on offer.
The annual summer festival that celebrates the “king of fruits” will run until June 23 at all LuLu hypermarkets across the country.
The event was launched with a virtual inauguration by Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Ibrahim Albidah, deputy general manager at the ministry of environment, water and agriculture in Riyadh, Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets — Saudi Arabia, and other dignitaries.
Ambassador Sayeed said: “In this pandemic situation, the best way to hold an event is through a virtual launch. We highly appreciate LuLu in pioneering this kind of initiative. The residents of the Kingdom will definitely enjoy the wide variety of mangoes on display across the stores.”
Mohammed said: “We have ensured an uninterrupted food supply and we are thankful to the vital contribution and support of our partner suppliers in these challenging times.”
LuLu today is one of the top retailers in the Middle East. Garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons every day, it is the fastest-growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world and currently operates 188 stores with a workforce of more than 55,000.