Spinneys to open store in Qatar
Doha, February 22, 2009
The first ever Spinneys store in Qatar will open at the multi-million dollar project Al Wa’ab City, sources said.
Sheikha Hanadi Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani, CEO of Al Wa’ab City and Michael Wright, CEO of Spinneys signed an agreement. to open the first Spinneys store in Qatar at Al Wa’ab City.
Spanning 6,585 sq mt of space, the supermarket retailer will be located adjacent to the entrance of the Barahat Al Wa’ab, Al Wa’ab City’s Piazza. The Spinneys outlet will be a full service supermarket, with emphasis on fresh foods served in a modern and comfortable shopping environment. The store will stock a wide range of products from around the region and the world.
The business venture is set to raise the standards of the supermarket retail industry in the country and is a key milestone in Al Wa’ab City’s plans to offer diverse shopping choices for its future residents.
“Al Wa’ab City is privileged to welcome Spinneys to Doha, which reiterates our commitment to offer the finest retail and lifestyle choices for our residents,” said Bin Khaled Al Thani. “We are looking to promote unique experiences for our residents and the wider population in Qatar by providing unparalleled offerings. Al Wa’ab City is poised to be a lifestyle destination of choice that will energize the residential, retail and tourism concepts.”
Michael Wright said: “Spinneys is on a quest to bring its unique mix of quality and superior service to the markets across the region. Keys to success are the very best of locations and in Al Wa’ab City, Doha, Spinneys has found a perfect match. Spinneys has an 85 year tradition of service in the region and is recognized as the leading premier supermarket chain, and it is with great pleasure that Spinneys looks forward to serving the consumers of Qatar.”
Al Wa’ab City Management has retained world class Facility Managers SNC Lavalin ProFac to manage and operate the entire development, ensuring a quality experience for residents, tenants, shoppers and visitors to the Al Wa’ab City project. SNC Lavalin ProFac was instrumental in brokering the agreement between Al Wa’ab City and Spinneys
Spinneys currently operates several outlets in Lebanon, UAE and Egypt. The Qatar store will open in 2010.
Al Wa’ab City integrates a wide variety of housing styles and options, small- and large-scale retail, low-rise offices, health facilities, and a 200-room luxury hotel surrounding the 44,000 sq mt urban piazza - “Barahat Al Wa’ab”.
The city will be home to more than 8,000 people in approximately 2,000 residential units. The development spreads over an area of approximately 1.25 million sq mt with over 10,700 underground parking lots. This gives Al Wa’ab City one of the lowest population density ratios of any new major development in the country.
Al Wa’ab City is expected to be substantially completed in 2010. – TradeArabia News Service