Lulu Group, which operates Lulu Hypermarkets in the Middle East has opened its 111th Hypermarket and 6th in Qatar, further boosting its retail presence in the country.
The latest hypermarket from Lulu was inaugurated by royal family member Sheikh Hassan bin Khaled Al Thani in the presence of Piroon Laismit, Ambassador of Thailand to Qatar, Tarik Sadovic, Ambassador of Bosnia, Nguyen Hoang, Ambassador of Vietnam, diplomats, Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, Yusuff Ali M.A., Managing Director of Lulu Group, Saifee T Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali M.A., M.M. Althaf, Lulu Director of Qatar region.
Prominent businessmen, government and municipality officials and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. A large number of local and expat crowd also witnessed the opening event. The hypermarket is expected to become the shopping destination of choice for residents in and around the region.
The 200,000 sq. ft. hypermarket will showcase a fresh food section comprising fruit, vegetables, dairy products; meat, fish and hot and cold ready-to eat food. A major highlight of the newly opened store is that it has an exclusive store-in-store for all 'free from worry’ food range, which includes an extensive import line of Gluten-free, Lactose free, Dairy free, Yeast free, Wheat free, Vegan, Organic, Fat free, nut free, soy free, salt free, GM free, egg free, free range, no sugar, no additives, no preservatives, no hydrogenated fat and other specialty food imported from around the world.
In addition, and in true tradition of Lulu stores across the Gulf, the hypermarket will feature the widest choice of world class brands at the fairest prices and also offers a whole world of shopping with a good selection of brands and product lines under one roof. Lulu's winning formula of value for money quality shopping will be a matter of delight for the residents of Barwa who will cherish the pleasurable shopping experience and the economy it offers.
"We are very clear in our approach to expansion and I am very confident about the economic situation of the State of Qatar and have full trust in the visions of High Highness Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Althani and we are fully committed to continue our forward march," said Yusuff Ali M.A. after the inauguration. Two more new hypermarkets are in the pipeline and are expected to be operational by mid of 2015" he added.
The Lulu Group is also making its first retail push into the Far East, with new hypermarkets in Malaysia and Indonesia, and entailing planned investments of $500 million. First Lulu Hypermarket in Malaysia is expected to be opened by the third quarter of 2015.
Malaysia's Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), the world's most successful land development and re-settlement agency have partnered with the Lulu Group for the establishment of Lulu Hypermarkets in Malaysia.