Grand Stores marks 30 years; new logo unveiled
Dubai, November 17, 2011
Grand Stores, a well-known international brand retailer cum distributor in the UAE, marked its 30th year of operation recently.
The special event, at Atlantis Hotel, was attended by business leaders, media professionals and government officials.
Remembering the humble beginnings of the company in the early 1980s, the event showcased the dramatic growth Grand Stores has achieved over the past three decades.
Sheikh Faisal Bin Sultan Al Qassimi, the chairman of Grand Stores, said: “It is through determination, hard work and passion for excellence that Grand Stores grew from its initial stage in 1981 to a full-fledged multi-cultural organization.”
Managing director Mohamed Abu Issa said: “Like building a house, which needs a strong foundation, Grand Stores was built on strong, deep-rooted foundations of integrity, loyalty, sincerity, ambition and ethical values. The people were chosen prudently. From just 11 people who started this company in 1981, we have grown to over 1,200 people, as of today, in three countries, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, consisting of 28 different nationalities.”
Abu Issa also added that the company must resolve to capitalise on its core strengths and embrace opportunities with passion and foresight.
He said the company’s future plans include acquisition of more brands, opening more retail stores, expanding the distribution business and diversifying investments into other business areas.
The evening also witnessed the official unveiling of Grand Stores’ new corporate logo and brand identity.
“Over the years Grand Stores has gained a lot of brand equity and now the time has come to evoke the new corporate identity. Our new logo will be launched in the market very soon,” said Nuha Abu Issa, marketing director. – TradeArabia News Service