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Danube Hypermarket Opens in Makkah

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Danube Hypermarket Opens in Makkah

BinDawood Holding bolsters footprint with 75thstore opening

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 26th August, 2021- BinDawood Holding Company , announces the opening of a new Danube store in Makkah. The arrival of the Danube brand to the city means the Company has a total of 11 stores, broken out as 10 BinDawood stores and 1 Danube in Makkah.

Danube supermarket brand is synonymous of excellence, with a wide variety of premium offerings, hand-picked exclusive imported goods and since becoming part of BinDawood Holding in 2001, Danube has grown to 48 current locations including all the major cities in Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the opening Ahmad AR. BinDawood, Chief Executive Officer, BinDawood Holding said; “The opening of the new Danube store in Makkah highlights our ambitious expansion plans to bolster our footprint across the Kingdom. The Makkah region holds a special place in our history, where we opened our very first store and bringing the Danube brand to the city is a meaningful achievement for us that we are especially proud of. We are committed to reaching more customers with both our brands and their unique grocery shopping experiences. With more demand for supermarket variety and variety of foods from local residents and from pilgrims, we are delighted the residents and visitors to Makkah can now experience the Danube quality shopping experience. Danube boasts the widest variety of imported products in the Kingdom, speciality food ranges and departments such as fresh juice, sushi and ready-made fish departments and of course the Danube bakery experience.”

The new Danube store is located in Dan Plaza in Awali District southeast of Makkah. The unique property will have over 5000 sqm of store space and is designed to feature a variety of shopping experiences with 24 hours’ security and CCTV, a management team, customer support, waste disposal management and cleaning services.

The new store will bring Danube’s footprint in the country to 48 stores and represents a further milestone in BinDawood Holding's expansion strategy in KSA with a total footprint of 75 stores and the arrival of the Danube brand in Makkah, where the Company’s BinDawood brand is renowned.

The company has an ongoing program of expansion underway which includes a further 4 Danube store openings by the end of 2021 and a further 5-6 new stores per year until 2024. Additionally, BinDawood Holding plans to bring the BinDawood retail brand to Riyadh in 2022, committing to the opening of 10 stores across the province over a five-year period from 2022-2027.

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