LuLu hosts ‘Fishtival,’ a feast of fish & seafood

LuLu hosts ‘Fishtival,’ a feast of fish & seafood
The annual fish and seafood festival ran across all LuLu stores in the Kingdom.
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Updated 24 November 2020

LuLu hosts ‘Fishtival,’ a feast of fish & seafood

LuLu hosts ‘Fishtival,’ a feast of fish & seafood

Regional retailer LuLu last week hosted its annual fish and seafood festival, titled “Fishtival,” showcasing a range of offers on fresh fish and exotic seafood delights from different parts of the world. The festival was virtually inaugurated by Dr. Ali Al-Shaikhi, CEO of the National Fisheries Development Program (NFDP), and Mosleh Al-Zobaidi, vice president of NFDP, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia, together with government authorities and other LuLu officials.

“We have always taken pride in offering fresh and high-quality seafood,” said Mohammed. “‘Fishtival’ is a proof of LuLu’s commitment to bringing the widest range of fish and shellfish to our multi-ethic customer base. We proudly support our local produce, as we are one of the biggest promoters of Samaq-certified products, which highlight fresh and cooked seafood that are promoted by the national aquaculture product certification and labeling program of the Saudi Aquaculture Society under the guidance of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture,” he added.

LuLu showcased more than 100 varieties of fish and seafood in fresh, frozen and dried categories, from Norwegian salmon to hamour, Nile perch, lobster, clams, prawns, sea bream, tilapia, red snapper, sea bass, parrot fish, and much more.

Apart from the seafood offerings in the wet section, LuLu sold fish dishes at the bakery and hot food stations. Fish sarciado, Amritsari fish, grilled prawns, fish tikka, charcoal grilled fish, fish bun, prawn pizza, tuna puff, fish biryani, sweet and sour fish, and fish masala fry were the main attractions at these counters.

The offers were available until Nov. 21 across all LuLu stores in the Kingdom.  

With 196 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates.


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”