Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co. announces plans to reopen stores in Saudi Arabia from Wednesday 29th April

Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair prioritizes consumer safety under directives of Saudi Arabia leadership

  
Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co. announces plans to reopen stores in Saudi Arabia from Wednesday 29th April
  • Stores to open in malls from 9.30am to 4.30am following Royal Decree
  • Recently acquired F&B outlets in malls will remain available through mobile apps for delivery from 3.00pm to 3.00am

Riyadh: Following the continuing directives and efforts of the Saudi Arabian Government to safeguard its citizens and residents in the Kingdom, Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Co. (Alhokair Fashion Retail, the “Group” or “Alhokair,” 4240 on the Tadawul) has announced it will reopen its fashion and other retail units effective from Wednesday 29th April, except for its outlets in Makkah.

The company stated that the health and safety of its customers and employees continues to be of paramount importance and that it is working to ensure the cleanliness and sterilisation of its stores in readiness for reopening and helping its retail partners prepare.

Stores reopening in shopping centres will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily and the company’s food and beverage outlets will remain available through mobile apps for delivery from 3.00pm to 3.00am. A smaller number of retail units that operate in street locations have already reopened.

Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair wants to thank the authorities and the Ministry of Health for its efforts and actions that have helped create such favourable conditions, and one of the safest situations globally, to enable us to resume our business operations ahead of most countries,” said Marwan Moukarzel, CEO of Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair.

“In preparation for opening we are working closely with our partners to ensure the highest standards of health and safety are in place.  During the ongoing crisis, the safety of our customers and staff has been our priority and we look forward to welcoming our customers back to enjoy shopping during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“We would request our customers to please take note of the Government’s health and safety precautions to wear a mask and gloves and to ensure appropriate social distancing is observed while shopping.”

As part of the ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and as part of the reopening programme, no refund or exchange of goods will be permitted during this period; changing rooms will be closed always and contactless payments by credit or debit card are encouraged.

Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair operates 1,550 stores across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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About Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair

Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co (known as “Alhokair Fashion Retail”) was formed in 1990 by Fawaz, Salman and Abdulmajeed Alhokair. The company has since become the largest franchise retailer in the KSA, MENA, Central Asia and Caucasus regions, and the only listed business of its type in the Middle East. Quality, innovation, service and trust are the guiding principles for all Alhokair Fashion Retail operations. These values are coupled with an ability to move quickly, to seize new opportunities and to enter emerging markets. Since the opening of its first store in 1991, Alhokair Fashion Retail has grown considerably and now trades in more than 1,915 stores across 100 shopping malls in 13 countries, with a retail platform operating on a total GLA of over 480,000m2. All of this is managed by a workforce numbering more than 11,000. Alhokair Fashion Retail currently represents over 80 brands, spanning from womenswear, menswear, kids and baby, department stores, shoes and accessories, cosmetics and coffee shops. For more information, please visit www.fawazalhokairfashion.com 

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