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Group Director's Message
 In 1919 my grandfather, Rao Sahib Jashanmal, founded the business with a single general store in Basra, Iraq to service workers in the burgeoning oil industry. The expansion of the oil industry across the GCC drove our own growth and by the 1960s we were present in all the markets that we operate in today.
We have always worked closely with international business partners in the premium and luxury sectors to help build their brands in the GCC region through our own retail operations and an extensive distribution and wholesale network. Long term partnerships with brands such as Clarks, Burberry, Hoover, Maytag, Kenwood, Delsey, Kipling and many more, indicate our commitment to developing and implementing strategies that are mutually beneficial.
Recently we have launched Kate Spade, L.K.Bennett and Bertazzoni in the UAE and embarked on an expansion and refurbishment plan of our department stores and bookstores that incorporate the latest retail innovations. Our distribution business has been built in conjunction with key retail partners such as Carrefour, Spinneys, Dubai Duty Free, Abu Dhabi Duty Free, Bahrain Duty Free, Lulu Hypermarkets and Geant.
I thank our valuable clients for entrusting your faith and confidence in us and am looking forward to your continuous support to keep "Moving Ahead" with our customers, our principal's and our business partners.
Our management team looks forward to hearing from you and to hopefully working with you to grow your business in the region.
Sincerely,
Tony Jashanmal, Group Director