The LuLu Group’s commitment to the buoyant vision of progress of the Qatari leadership scored yet another winning goal with the opening of its 22nd Hypermarket and Department Store in the country thereby fulfilling their pledge to open 22 stores in 2022.
The inaugural ceremony was held today at 12:00 noon with a ribbon cutting, which was officiated by His Excellency Mr. Ali Al Sada in the presence LuLu Group Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Yusuff Ali M.A., and Group Directors namely Dr. Mohamed Althaf and Mr. Salim M.A. and other Senior management officials. Many other eminent dignitaries including Mr. Abdulla Al Muhanndi and Mr. Khalifa Al Muhannadi were also present at the inaugural ceremony.
Located in Al Dhakira, Al Khor, the two-level hypermarket has all the popular LuLu retail features packed into 7800 square metres. There is the global spread of fresh fruit and vegetables, choicest cuts of meat and seafood as well as the popular ‘LuLu Connect’ digital showcase in-store.
The store also includes popular LuLu shopping stations such as LuLu Fashion. Luggage, Stationery, Sports & Fitness, Footwear, Toys and Home Furnishing etc. It is conveniently designed with 500 dedicated parking spaces, and 18 checkout counters. For customers’ convenience, there is an ATM facility and a telecoms store.
Speaking to the media persons, Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu Group Dr. Yusuff Ali M A greeted the Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, government of Qatar and people for the big success of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Regarding Lulu’s contribution to the World Cup, he said that Lulu Hypermarket dedicated a team comprising 220 employees to serve the fans of different nationalities in a better way and provided quality foods according to their tastes.
“By Grace of God, we succeeded in our plan as there was not any shortage of food product or price increase in Qatar during the event. This is what we promised ahead of the World Cup,” said Dr. Yusuff Ali.
Speaking about the new store in Al Dhakhira, he said that it is part of an expansion plan of Lulu Group to reach out to across the country. “We have also planned to open six more outlets in the next year,” said Dr. Yusuff.
Director of Lulu Group International Dr. Mohamed Althaf said that Lulu’s plan is to reach out to the maximum number of people in Qatar by opening new stores at their respective localities saving their travel time.
“The new outlet will serve the residents of Al Dhakhira and its suburbs in addition to an expected growing population in near future following the North Field Expansion (NFE) development plan of mega liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains,” said Dr. Althaf.
Speaking about Lulu business during the World Cup, he said: “We received overwhelming response from customers especially fans. Our prime focus was to serve the fans who came from all over the World by providing quality foods in large quantity. We succeeded in our plan as no shortage of foods, or any price hike was recorded at all throughout the event.”