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 70 brands, bringing the best international names to new consumers.
  4. Our 2,800 stores occupy over 9.9 million sq ft / 935,000 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 44,000 people from over 110 nationalities.
  7. We make over 500 million transactions and serve over 160 million guests in our stores, cafés and restaurants.
  8. We operate across diverse customer sectors - Fashion & Footwear, Food, Health & Beauty, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.