Posted on January 13, 2014

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC), Qatar’s leading retailer, has signed an agreement with Shannon Engineering for the construction of two new Al Meera stores in Al Muraikh and Jeryan Nejaima.

The agreement was signed by Al Meera Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Guy Sauvage (pictured right) and the General Manager of Shannon Engineering Company, Eng. Hany Abdel Fattah (pictured left).

Under the agreement, Shannon Engineering will build the 2 stores of Al Muraikh (land area 5526 sqm) and Jeryan Nejaima (land area 5526 sqm), and is expected to open to the public within nine  months of construction period.

The new agreement is part of Al Meera’s expansion plan to reach all areas in Qatar. The company recently announced the construction of 7 new shopping stores at Rawdat Ekdeem, Al Azizia, Zakhira, Al Wajba, Muaither, Al Wakra, and Al Thumama, in order to fulfill the different needs of Qatar’s residents wherever they are. Accordingly, Al Meera forecasts to open 9 to 10 branches by the end of 2014.

In this context, Mr. Guy Sauvage, Al Meera CEO, and Dr. Mohammed al-Qahtani, Deputy CEO, expressed their pleasure for signing the agreement with Shannon Engineering, the leading company in the field of construction. Al Meera officials noted that the focus of the company's strategy aims to have the "Favorite Neighborhood Retailer" slogan well translated.

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“The decision to build two more new branches align with our expansion policy to make everyone very close to Al Meera stores in every corner of Qatar”, Mr. Sauvage added. “Al Meera is not only building state-of-the-art stores, but also rehabilitating its old branches and maintaining them to fully transfer to the new innovative concept in order to promote new standards of a comfortable shopping experience in all the branches in Qatar”.

According to Mr. Sauvage, the new branches will be contemporary buildings following the design of other branches recently opened, and the concept of malls that includes the supermarket, many shopping outlets and a number of restaurants providing diverse customers with their daily needs.

For his part, Eng. Hany Abdel Fattah said that the construction of the two new stores is a testament to the commitment of Al Meera to help the country develop into a world-class shopping hub.

He added: “We are glad to be part of this cooperation. We will do our best to build these 2 branches within 9 months by dedicating all the company’s efforts.  Our company will construct both branches in line with our commitment to modernization in building and designing complexes, taking into consideration the Qatari market requirements. We are ready to collaborate with Al Meera, and share our expertise in order to serve the big retailer’s expansion and modernization plans”.