LuLu shoppers ‘Discover America’ in week-long festival

LuLu shoppers ‘Discover America’ in week-long festival
LuLu has flown in more than 3,000 products in different categories for the festival.
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Updated 14 December 2020

LuLu shoppers ‘Discover America’ in week-long festival

LuLu shoppers ‘Discover America’ in week-long festival

LuLu, the region’s largest hypermarket and supermarket chain, has unveiled “Discover America,” its weeklong showcase of high-quality food products from the US. The event was virtually inaugurated in Riyadh by John Abizaid, the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia, government officials, and other LuLu officials.

In Jeddah, the festival was launched online by Ryan M. Gliha, the US consul general. The promotion runs until Dec. 19.

Mohammed said: “LuLu is known for being the ultimate shopping destination of multi-ethnic customers in the Kingdom, and this festival is one such proof that our shoppers consider American products as essential to their grocery shopping, especially for the festivities in this season. The US has been one of our key supporting countries for a wide range of products, with both fresh and frozen range of the highest quality. We are proud to have the continuous support of the US Embassy in organizing this event.”

LuLu, which has its own sourcing office in New Jersey, has flown in more than 3,000 products in different categories, such as fruits and vegetables, healthy and organic groceries, dairy, bakery products, cooking ingredients, and more for this promotion. Apart from the staple collection, new products straight from the land of the star-spangled banner have been launched in stores. These include: Essentia 9.5 PH purified mineral water, Milkadamia assorted macadamia milk, KLG Gold Cardamon Fruitas, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, and Sauder’s organic free-range eggs.

“With the operation of its processing and logistics plant in New Jersey, LuLu brings the best of American food products to consumers in the Kingdom and the GCC. During ‘Discover America 2020,’ we look forward to enjoying the wide variety of ‘Made in the USA’ products that LuLu brings to the market in Saudi Arabia,” said Ambassador Abizaid.

“We are beyond grateful to the hard work of our logistics and food sourcing office in the US for being upbeat in providing the best quality products at the most competitive prices,” Mohammed added.


Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue
Updated 17 January 2021

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

DUBAI: The 14th Edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), Asia’s most influential leadership series that engages the region’s visionaries, strategists, experts and influencers in conversations seeking equitable solutions for pressing socio-economic issues, is now live and hosted on its bespoke virtual venue, the ABLF City - a state-of-the-art virtual environment that facilitates the global virtual event series.

Registered users have access to world-class forums, round tables, masterclasses, workshops and the ABLF Expo featuring its partners. Through the ABLF Talks Live, users can engage with some of the world’s brightest leaders and proactive global citizens as they debate and discuss ways to secure and protect our collective future after the pandemic.

The ABLF Talks Live will host its first edition in 2021 on Jan. 18 from 12.45 PM – 5.15 PM (GMT +4) at the ABLF City. The Virtual Conclaves, to be held every month till December 2021, features in-depth conversations with Asia’s policy-makers and decision takers on relevant subjects of the times and enables proactive online networking.

The speakers at the January 18 Conclave are: Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder ADDO AI, Singapore, Gaurav Gupta, Co-Founder, Zomato, Sacha Jafri, Artist, Kathleen Rogers, President, EARTHDAY.ORG and H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO Dubai FDI.

To register for the event, click here (https://www.ablf.com/talks-live-registration)