GMG to open 100 stores in Southeast Asia by 2025


GMG, a UAE’s homegrown retail conglomerate, has unveiled its plans to launch 100 new stores in Southeast Asia (SEA) by 2025 as part of its aggressive growth strategy.

Deputy chairman and CEO of GMG, Mohammad A. Baker, said: “We started a new chapter of expansion by establishing GMG on the global marketplace a couple of years ago. 

“We have taken a step forward to establish our new Asian headquarters in Malaysia, enabling GMG to capitalize on the burgeoning sports retail industry in Asia. We have designed an aggressive roadmap for our brands in this region, and this move will also allow us to serve our Southeast Asian customers better, closer to home.”

Since entering the SEA market three years ago, the company has opened 31 stores across Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

As part of its expansion in this region, GMG acquired Royal Sporting House, a multi-brand sports retailer in Singapore and Malaysia in 2020, extending its reach into key Asian markets with a potential customer base of up to 700 million people. 

Last year, GMG further expanded its footprint in the region with the acquisition of Nike-only stores from SUTL Corporation

In December 2020, GMG unveiled a new brand identity RSH, one of the largest multi-brand sports retailers in Southeast Asia, to affirm its influence across key international markets with a potential customer base of up to 700 million people. The unveiling took place at the launch of a new RSH store at Tropicana Gardens Mall in Petaling Jaya, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GMG, founded in 1977 as  a small one-shop business in Dubai, has been transformed into a global well-being company retailing, distributing, and manufacturing , with a portfolio of international and homegrown brands across sport, food, and health sectors. 

Today GMG’s investments span across four key verticals: GMG Sports, GMG Food, GMG Health, and GMG Consumer Goods.