LuLu food festival brings a taste of Thailand to Saudi Arabia

LuLu food festival brings a taste of Thailand to Saudi Arabia
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Updated 13 January 2021

LuLu food festival brings a taste of Thailand to Saudi Arabia

LuLu food festival brings a taste of Thailand to Saudi Arabia

Regional retailer LuLu, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassy Riyadh and the support of Team Thailand in Saudi Arabia, will co-organize a Thai food festival from Jan. 13 to 19th across all LuLu Hypermarkets in the Kingdom as well as online.

The “Thailand Halal Food Festival 2021”will feature more than 500 halal products from Thailand, with exclusive in-store promotions and online offers.

The festival will be officially inaugurated at LuLu Hypermarket — Murabba branch, in Riyadh Avenue Mall, on Wednesday, in compliance with the compulsory health protocols. A variety of good-quality Thai food products and ingredients will be prominently showcased. Visitors can also enjoy an authentic Thai experience at the Thai-themed pavilions, cooking demonstrations, food and fruit sampling booths, and a tourism exhibition in the mall.

Well-renowned for its halal food products, Thailand has the ability to serve as a major food source in the global supply chain. The country focuses on food security and safety, and conducts extensive scientific research to ensure its food products meet the international requirements of halal certification and comply with the rules of Islamic law, underscoring Thailand’s reputation as the “Kitchen of the World.”

LuLu has always been a resourceful partner of diplomatic missions in the Kingdom, including Thailand, supporting them in promoting their products and brands in Saudi Arabia. With high-quality products sourced from various countries and a sustainable logistics system, LuLu is fast expanding its retail chain and services worldwide and is fully-equipped to serve the international community.

Garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons every day, LuLu is the fastest-growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia. Founded in the early 90s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world and currently operates 197 stores with a workforce of more than 55,000.


ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers
Updated 14 January 2021

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers
  • ITC is the first operator in the Kingdom to launch a 5G standalone (SA) network
  • Aims to provide cutting-edge fixed wireless access (FWA) services to enterprise customers

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a provider of telecom and ICT services, has soft-launched its 5G wireless network service in Saudi Arabia, with the aim of providing cutting-edge fixed wireless access (FWA) services to enterprise customers.

ITC is the first operator in the Kingdom to launch a 5G standalone (SA) network — the latest version of 5G, which works fully on a 5G core network without the use of any legacy (4G or earlier) technologies. Essentially, it is pure 5G end-to-end.

The launch is part of ITC’s commitment to the digital transformation of industry verticals such as oil and gas, education, healthcare, IoT, gaming, and entertainment in the Kingdom. ITC has a wider deployment plan of FWA services across the Kingdom, delivered in stages, with various new services and applications.

“This new service is another milestone for ITC to address growing market demand in areas that lack fiber coverage and lead in a new generation of service offerings enabled by 5G,” said Osama Al-Dosary, CEO of ITC.

He added: “We appreciate the enablement the CITC has given for this initiative, which is in line with the Kingdom’s digital transformation and increasing internet coverage objectives, moving us closer toward the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”