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Fawaz Al Hokair Story

Fawaz Al Hokair broke into the market in 1990 when Fawaz, Salman and Abdul Majeed Abdulaziz Alhokair instituted their first two menswear stores. Their success has led to a series of business expansions into several lines of business ranging from construction, financial services, health care, hospitality, energy, fashion and real-estate development. The fashion retail sector of the group spans 16 countries operating more than 2,100 stores and representing more than 80 international brands. The Real Estate sector of Fawaz Al Hokair Group currently operates a network of 17 shopping malls, managing over 1.6 million sq meters of prime retail real estate. The group has stretched its investments in retails and real estate sectors globally in the Middle East and North Africa, the USA and Central Asia. Currently, Fawaz Alhokair group is looked upon as one of the largest retail and real estate developers in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

History

1990

Partnership set up with Fawaz, Salman & Abdulmajid Alhokair, operating 2 menswear stores

1991

Opened the first women store, selling ladies shoes and handbags.

1995

Company expanded into the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

1998

Opened the first 3 La Senza Stores.
Opened the first Miss Selfridge store.

1999

Opened the first Promod store
Opened the first Nine West store
Opened the first two Zara stores

2002

Opened the first Lego store.
Opened the first Cinnabon store.

2005

Opened the first Aldo Accessories store
Opened the first Bershka store
Opened the first Charles & Keith store

2007

Sponsored the World Retail Congress & Awards & the retail week UK awards
Awarded World Economic Forum membership in the Global Growth Companies (GCC) category
ARADO (Arab Administrative Development Organization) awards for Marketing Excellence in International Trade 2007
Fawaz Alhokair Group signs agreement with Marriott to build Marriott courtyard hotels & Marriott Executive Apartments
Opened the first Pull & Bear store
Signed Franchise Agreement with GAP

2012

Launched retail group Georgia, we trade today with US polo, banana republic, Promod, Aldo shoes & Accessories, zara, suite Blanco, marks & spencer, Massimo dutti & Charles and Keith.
Launched retail group America, we trade today with Monsoon, accessorize, New Yorker, promod & sergent major.
Launched retail group Armenia, we trade today with Zara, Gap, Garage, New Look, oysho, prima donna, pull and bear and bershka.

2014

Costa Coffee
Launched in house brand inc.