With more than 4,000 stores and nearly 90 brands, we offer an unmatched range of shopping and dining experiences with international brands that you know and love.
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Alshaya helps great brands to cross borders. We franchise the world's best known retail brands in prime locations across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe.
Want to work in retail? We offer a wide range of careers in the world of retail, with real growth and development opportunities for talented, ambitious people.
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Brought to you by Alshaya, the PRIVILEGES CLUB is the loyalty programme that connects and rewards you for shopping and dining at the brands you love.

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    We put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to delight our customers whenever they shop or dine at our stores, cafés, and restaurants.
    corporate social responsibility
    We’re committed to making a difference to the lives of our people, our customers and our communities through a range of corporate responsibility programmes and activities.
    Alshaya's pioneering Retail Academy in KSA empowers Saudi women by giving them the training and opportunities they need to forge a successful career in the retail sector.

    Who we are

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    M.H. Alshaya Co. is part of the Alshaya group of companies, a family-owned business which was founded in Kuwait in 1890.
    Alshaya entered international retail franchising in 1983 with the acquisition of the Kuwait franchise for UK retailer Mothercare.
    Today we operate more nearly 90 brands, reaching customers across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe.
    alshaya retailexpertise
    Alshaya has a proven track record of over 30 years of retail franchising across multiple markets and retail sectors.
    Alshaya's international brands operate across seven sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Optics, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment. 
    Each of our brands has a dedicated management team in place, to drive a consistent customer experience and operational standards across all markets.
    Our operations are supported by experienced local teams with high operational standards and a sophisticated infrastructure.
    Our Regional and Local Distribution Centres handle over 700 million units a year - from caviar to cosmetics, from t-shirts and sofas to locally produced dairy products.
    We have specialist teams at our core, including IT, HR, Property and Supply Chain, to provide world-class support and management systems across the business.

    Facts & figures


    Our stores

    4,000+ Complete (success)


    Brands we franchise

    90~ Complete (success)


    No. of employees

    53,000+ Complete (success)


    Nationalities represented

    120+ Complete (success)

    1.2m sq.m

    Size of retail space

    1.2m sq.m Complete (success)
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