LuLu highlights Saudi Arabia’s date varieties in new promotion

LuLu Hypermarket’s Saudi Dates Week was unveiled in a virtual event.
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Updated 30 July 2020

LuLu highlights Saudi Arabia’s date varieties in new promotion

LuLu Hypermarket’s latest promotion highlights more than 75 varieties of dates from across the Kingdom.

The Saudi Dates Week was unveiled in a virtual event and inaugurated by Dr. Mohammed Al-Nuwairan, chief executive officer of National Center for Palms and Dates (NCPD), in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia, together with other government officials and LuLu dignitaries.

Mohammed said: “Promoting the food culture of Saudi Arabia and supporting its local producers have always been centric to our business. Through this festival, residents can enjoy the delicious taste of locally grown dates at the most affordable prices, along with a wide variety of products made from dates in our bakery, roastery section and hot food stations, which are freshly made daily.”

Al-Nuwairan said: “This is a wonderful initiative by LuLu, showcasing the extensive selection of fresh and dried dates. I am sure these products will be highly appreciated not only by Saudi nationals, but also by the local and other expat communities residing here. Apart from their promotion in stores, we are delighted with LuLu’s unceasing efforts in supporting locally grown agricultural products and empowering the involved communities as trusted suppliers.”

Saudi Arabia has more than 31 million date palms with annual production exceeding 1.5 million tons, making it the second largest producer in the world as the Kingdom constitutes 17 percent of the world’s annual production, according to a report of the NCPD.

LuLu, which organizes country- and product-centric festivals throughout the year, is a top retailer 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.

MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Updated 24 September 2020

MYNM launches BMW Mini Countryman in Kingdom

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company (MYNM), the official BMW Group importer in Saudi Arabia, has launched the long-awaited and redefined five-door Mini Countryman.

“The new Mini Countryman is instantly recognizable as the biggest and most versatile member of the Mini model family. Characterized by its formidable performance, agility and personality, the model is perfect for motorists who crave individuality,” the company said. 

The spacious model not only has five fully fledged seats, but features a touchless-opening electric tailgate and a fold-out picnic bench, which is compactly stowed away in the car’s luggage compartment.

From the outside, the model boasts a distinctive silhouette with a
reimagined radiator grille that underlines the Countryman’s powerful design. Adorned with the Union Jack pattern, the rear lights emphasize Mini’s history and its rugged yet contemporary new look.

The Countryman’s interior design includes ergonomically optimized controls for ease of access, which both the driver and the front seat passenger can enjoy, alongside LED lighting that adds a stylish ambiance to the cockpit.

Under the hood, the ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms of traction, driving stability and agility. Adding to the enhanced engines portfolio, the vehicle achieves a balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. In terms of power, the Mini TwinPower Turbo technology is used on both 3- and 4-cylinder petrol engines, which provides a power range between 100 KW/ 136 hp to 225 KW/ 306 hp. Meanwhile, the Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 also features an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

Mark Notkin, BMW Group  managing director at MYNM, said: “As one of our most versatile models, the Mini Countryman has always been the ideal car for our most daring buyers. Defined by its supreme mobility, the Mini Countryman can take on any terrain, whether it be city streets or more rugged paths.

“As the presence of the Mini Countryman grows in the region, we are confident that this launch will prove valuable among customers who are looking for adventure-level performance in the compact segment.”