Al Meera opens 3 WHSmith stores in Doha
Doha, April 30, 2014
Al Meera Bookstore Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, opened three WHSmith Stores of the leading UK brand, offering an array of new and popular releases of classic and best-selling books.
The three stores are located in Hayat Plaza at Al Aziziya, Ezdan Mall at Gharrafah District, and Nuaija Mall at Al Hilal.
Al Meera Bookstore Company is the exclusive franchise owner of WHSmith brand in Qatar Malls, one of the largest bookstores in UK.
The stores will also include gifts, schools items, stationery, and other high quality college supplies. In addition to the unique book offer, WHSmith Nuaija branch exclusively provides all book lovers with a calm and relaxing atmosphere at the WHSmith café, a statement said.
“Al Meera Bookstore Company, bringing the products of leading bookstores to Qatar, aims to provide the society with the most useful information, and instill the passion of reading among the community’s segments. In this way, Al Meera contributes in achieving the human and social development pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, with supporting the State of Qatar in transferring from a hydrocarbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy,” said Dr Mohamed bin Nasser Al Qahtani, Al Meera deputy CEO said.
“Al Meera Bookstore Company will offer library services that meet the requirements and needs of our students, researchers, and academics, based on modern scientific research methods using a state of art technology.
“Through WHSmith stores, our customers will have access to selected sources of information, helping them boost their education level, sense of creativity and enhance their active contribution to building the society. These stores will also offer all stationary requirements to all ages and students classes,” he added.
Al Meera plans to open more stores in the coming years to meet the demands of customers, Dr Al Qahtani noted.
British retailer WHSmith, internationally known as SMITHS, is headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. – TradeArabia News Service