UAE-based hypermarket and supermarket chain LuLu Group has snatched the ‘Most Admired Retail Company of the year’ award at the Middle East Retail Forum— the biggest event in the retail industry.
LuLu was chosen for this award thanks to its notable contribution to all aspects of retailing, from store layouts, product range, operations excellence and geographical presence to incorporating advanced tech innovations and marketing.
The jury also marked the crucial role LuLu plays in the food security of the UAE as well as in the development of the entire retail industry in the GCC region.
The RetailME Awards recognises the achievements of innovative and creative retailers who are resiliently embracing emerging technologies.
More than 135 nominations were received from retailers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt. More than 35 awards were given to retail leaders from different companies across the region
The other award winners in different categories included Apparel Group, 6thStreet.com, ENOC, Splash, Crocs, Aldo, Babyshop, Spinney’s, Homes R Us and Skechers.
LuLu Group operates almost 250 hypermarkets, supermarkets and shopping malls across 10 countries and owns sourcing operations in 26 countries, employing more than 60,000 staff and serving almost 1.6 million shoppers daily.
Last week, LuLu Group launched its year-long ESG campaign called GOAL which aims to formulate the retailer’s response to environmental issues and sustainability.
The campaign will be benefitting small local businesses that can get a platform to promote their products and services in-store.