Mr. Khalaf bin Houssan Al Otaibi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Jeddah Chamber, launched the 29th LuLu Hypermarket in Saudi Arabia on the bustling Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road in the Al Ruwais neighborhood of Jeddah.
As a result of the flooding that struck Jeddah on Thursday, the LuLu Group promptly reduced the budget for the opening ceremonies and gave the money to over 1,500 impacted families through the Nafa Charity Society.
Mr. Ashraf Ali M.A., Executive Director of the LuLu Group, who was present at the event, stated, “The LuLu Group is committed to the community, and we have decided to share the humanitarian obligation by assisting 1,500 flood-affected households.”
The 90,000-square-foot, single-story store is situated on a vast 190,000-square-foot property and offers all shopping comforts, including 16 checkout counters and 275 designated parking spaces.
The newest LuLu will offer all the same conveniences as the Group’s Hypermarket chain, including an extensive selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and seafood from around the world, an in-house bakery serving freshly baked breads and pastries, and shopping options that capitalize on new award-winning trends. These include a vast array of plant-based meat alternatives and snacks, as well as unique organic and superfood selections and a large range of ‘free-from’ products.
The store also features well-known LuLu shopping stations such as LuLu Fashion, the electronics section LuLu Connect, and the beauty and cosmetics department BLSH.
Mr. Ashraf Ali stated that the launch of the new store is consistent with the LuLu Group’s commitment to the new economic vitality that has made the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a lively investor destination and a crucial link in the LuLu Group’s expansion. He lauded the vision and drive of the Saudi government for a prosperous future. This year, the Group is already planning additional store openings in the country.
“The LuLu Group has aligned its ambitious growth goals with the vision of the energetic and far-sighted leadership of Saudi Arabia,” said Executive Director, Mr. Asraf Ali M.A. “As we near the end of a successful 2022, I am pleased to announce that our 2023 strategic plan will include significant expansion in Saudi Arabia.” “Without a doubt, the LuLu Group is positioning itself as a driver of economic growth; we perceive that Saudi Arabia is prepared for a large business expansion, and we are eager to be the catalysts of economic relationship there.”
Shehim Mohamed, Director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, Rafeek MohammedAli, Regional Director of LuLu Hypermarket Western Province, and other authorities were also present.