L.K. Pagarani

Al Maya Group: Long-term expansion plan ensures growth

#UAE | 01 April, 2019

Take us through Al Maya Group's growth journey over the past three decades.

Al Maya Group had a humble beginning in 1982 with one stand-alone supermarket in the UAE. In the last 36 years of our existence under the visionary business leader L.K. Pagarani, the group has diversified exponentially in multiple industries. 

Today, Al Maya Group is one of the leading retailers in the UAE with more than 90 retail stores in the country, FMCG distribution operations representing close to 70 brands, franchisee rights for Borders bookstores and Paperchase, presence in manufacturing, restaurant, bakeries and fashion.

What's behind Al Maya Group's success in the UAE?

Al Maya Group prides itself on its employees. We believe in appointing the right talent for the position and then empowering them to succeed in their respective roles and responsibilities.

Is the company making any new investments in infrastructure or expansion soon?

We have invested substantially in infrastructure development by having combined office and state-of-the-art warehousing facilities at National Industries Complex (previously Technopark) to centralise our UAE operations to facilitate further growth. The premises will be fully operational by end of this year.

How will Expo 2020 Dubai benefit the retail sector, especially food retail, in the UAE?

Expo 2020 is expecting to draw about 25 million visitors from across the globe. 

This provides huge opportunities to the retail sector as apart from the business dealings, visitors would also like to explore the offers being provided by the retail sector in the UAE. 

Food retailers would have to ensure availability of the product range from across the globe to suit the taste profile of each visitor.


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