Tamanna, the region’s growing Kuwait-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle ecommerce platform, that started with the support of leading retail franchise operator Alshaya Group, has just launched its highly anticipated Ramadan campaign. As part of its commitment to providing the largest and most comprehensive Ramadan collections online, Tamanna offers over 40+ local brands and 1000+ Ramadan items across men, Women and Kids Fashion, as well as Beauty, Home and premium luxury labels.
To celebrate the debut of their Ramadan campaign, Tamanna has collaborated with over 100 influencers around Kuwait, showcasing their favorite Ramadan collections through an extensive digital campaign.
"We're thrilled to launch our 2023 Ramadan campaign, 'more than you could wish for’," said Shaheen Alkhudhari, the newly appointed CEO of Tamanna. “Our goal has always been to be the number 1 online destination for families in Kuwait, and our latest campaign reinforces our position as the ultimate online Ramadan destination. We invite everyone to experience our exceptional range of brands and products, with free and fast delivery throughout the month of Ramadan."
For this season, Tamanna has partnered with Harvey Nichols Kuwait, MONKI and River Island, showcasing their exclusive Ramadan collections. In addition, customers can also shop home decor from Williams Sonoma, including beautiful table sets, dishware, and cookware.
With a mission to support local businesses and startups, Tamanna has onboarded over 40 Kuwaiti brands, including THOBI, THUNA, AL JAWHARA, ETRE, QAMAR , and MUBKHARA. This move has helped to bolster the local market, while offering customers an exceptional range of products, especially during Ramadan. Alongside these, the platform also offers the largest selection of gifts, bakhoor, and oud ranges, perfect for Iftaar visits and Ramadan gatherings.
Adding another important milestone to a long list of achievements under Alshaya's partnership with Starbucks. The Starbucks store at KAFD, Riyadh has become one of the first few Food & Beverage stores in the GCC region to attain this prestigious accolade.
Alshaya Group and Starbucks have achieved an historic milestone with KAFD Starbucks becoming one of only six stores globally to achieve LEED Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Having scored 81 points, the store is also recognised as being the third LEED platinum interior design and construction (ID +C) retail store in the GCC, making it one of the greenest cafés in the GCC.
The award-winning store was recognised for incorporating eco-friendly materials including recycled terrazzo and local marble, to create natural patterns throughout the store interiors. It also includes a biophilic design with a collection of green walls, natural trees and planters that provide a sense of calm and relaxation to customers. The store also scores well on the use of water-efficient indoor fixtures, the elimination of CFCs, energy modelling compliance, the use of energy-efficient equipment and lighting fixtures, and the use of chilled water from the base building using compliant refrigerant.
Commenting on this distinguished achievement, Andy Holmes, President of Alshaya Starbucks said: “This is a prestigious recognition for us as sustainability is at the core of our business. Earning this important certification demonstrates our tremendous green building leadership and is another testimony of how we act to adopt sustainably best practices at every stage of our processes. The Starbucks store in KAFD is a prime example of how innovative work can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.
“Sustainability is a key element of our approach to design at Starbucks. Our teams have worked hard to design, construct, and operate our stores to meet LEED requirements on a global scale, as we continue to push the envelope of what our stores can be in the future. I am proud of this recognition, and I would like to thank all of those who have made it possible.” further commented Andy
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings help make the world more sustainable. LEED certification is awarded for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
From Kuwaiti cuisine, to Pizza challenge, talented chefs from Alshaya Group’s restaurants emerged as big winners at this year's Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Awards (HORECA) - Kuwait's leading food and beverage competition. 26 awards and 5 awards for Best Hygiene were won by a team of 80 chefs who participated in different categories in a range of live competitions covering the hospitality, catering, and food industry sectors.
As part of the event this year, Alshaya’s Hospitality team also participated in HORECA Talks where Frank Bordoni, Head of Food Standards Quality & Assurance, Alshaya Group shared valuable insights about adapting global culinary trends in the Kuwaiti local market addressing topics related to climate-friendly and sustainable eating, healthy and functional foods, and upcoming microtrends such as Asian Influence in cuisine.
Participants from Kuwait and other countries took part in this year's exhibition, competing in 87 categories that were judged by experts and heads of chef unions from a number of European, Arab and Asian countries.
The participants from Asha’s, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Amiti Noura, Pizza Express, Dean & Deluca and Alshaya’s culinary team showcased their unprecedented creativity and extensive experience winning 3 gold, 8 silver, and 15 bronze in various categories. The chefs cooked up award-winning dishes that have not just won the hearts of customers, but also the hearts of judges at HORECA.
“Events and competitions like these are a unique opportunity to meet other chefs, see what else is going on in the culinary world and more crucially for chefs to be able to gauge themselves against other chefs and competitors in the market as well as showcase their talent,” said Frank Bordoni, Head of Food Standards Quality & Assurance, Alshaya Group.
HORECA is a yearly hospitality event, where various companies directly or indirectly related to hospitality participate and attend the three-day event. This year marks Alshaya’s fifth participation at HORECA.
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