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Facts & Figures

Alshaya's first international franchise business, trading as M.H. Alshaya, was established in 1983 with the opening of our first Mothercare store in Kuwait. Here's a brief overview about the company.

  1. We are part of the Alshaya Group of companies, a family business established in 1890.
  2. Our Executive Chairman is Mohammed Abdul Aziz Alshaya, part of the third generation of the family business.
  3. We manage over 75 brands, bringing the best international names to new consumers.
  4. Our 3,400 stores occupy over 1 million sq m of retail space and we continue to grow at pace.
  5. We operate across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe.
  6. We employ more than 47,000 people from over 120 nationalities.
  7. We operate across diverse customer sectors - Fashion & Footwear, Food, Health & Beauty, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.