Dubai, UAE – The Retail People Magazine, the publication arm of The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, the largest association of Shopping Centres and Retailers in the MENA Region, has released its first quarter edition with the theme “Reinventing Retailtainment,” featuring Al Hokair Group, a pioneer in the entertainment industry. This edition highlights the innovative approaches of the retail industry to create engaging experiences for customers through entertainment.
This issue is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and innovations in the retail industry. We are extending our heartfelt thanks to Al Hokair Group senior leaders – Majid Al Hokair, Chairman of the Group, Sami Al Hokair, Managing Director of the Group, and Mohamed Attia, General Manager of the Entertainment Division for being our featured cover. As key players in this sector, they have made significant contributions to the growth and success of Al Hokair Group. Their leadership and vision have propelled the company to new heights, with a strong focus on innovation, customer experience, and sustainability. This cover story guide us through their insights and perspectives on the current state and future of the retail industry.
The Q1 issue also features shopping centre updates from major developers in Saudi Arabia including Cenomi Centers, where Alison Erguven-Rehill, CEO, writes about the new era of Saudi lifestyle destinations. Other highlights in this edition include an interview with Yasser Al Khaltam from Al Rashid Mall Al Khobar who shared their vision for a rejuvenated Al Rashid Mall to become a world-class destination. This issue also is a celebration of success as Azad Properties, launched Souq7, one of the most important pioneering projects in Jeddah.
Moving on to retail, Marie France guides us into an inspiring story of how a family-owned business grows from its humble beginnings to where they are right now. Our expert contributors and industry leaders shared more insights on the latest trends, best practices and challenges facing the retail industry.
Retail People Magazine would like to express its gratitude to all contributors and valued sponsors namely Al Hokair Group, Souq7, Yardi, The Clock Towers Shopping Center and Marie France who have made this issue possible. Their support has helped bring this informative and engaging publication to life.
About The MECS+R:
Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres & Retailers (MECS+R), has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 1,100 industry professionals from all over the Middle East & North Africa representing Retailers, Shopping Mall Owners, Developers, Marketing Managers, Leasing Managers & Specialists, Consultants, Property Managers, Financiers, Accountants, Government Officials and Industry Suppliers. MECS+R provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.
The Retail People Magazine is a quarterly-released issue, available online via issuu link, with downloadable pdf copies and hard-copies in print. Intended for all retail professional’s readership, this magazine is filled with fresh and great insights from experts from the region and beyond.