Lulu food security

April 1 - 7 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Naman Arora
By Naman Arora

Gulf Weekly Lulu food security

Lulu Hypermarket airlifted a special food consignment on a chartered Gulf Air flight last week in line with its goals of maintaining food security in the kingdom.

In line with this, Lulu chartered one of Gulf Air’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from India to Bahrain in an initiative spearheaded by #Team Bahrain.

The company noted, in an official release: “Lulu Group, the largest retail group in the kingdom, received a special consignment of food produce from India and chose to partner with Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to execute a common shared goal to serve the people of the kingdom. Gulf Air’s line professionalism and co-operation in executing this airlift in the interests of national food security is much appreciated and we assure customers that similar airlifts shall continue as long as required.”

Amidst the global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), supermarkets and hypermarkets around the world have faced significant shortages of food and basic supplies.

Bahrain’s large supermarkets and hypermarkets have largely avoided this due to food security initiatives supported by the government.

Lulu Group director Juzer Rupawala told GulfWeekly: “Lulu Hypermarket is keenly aware of its responsibility to the kingdom’s food security chain and in line with the directives of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, we have implemented our corporate commitment and responsibility as a partner of government to maintain clear lines of food supply. We are humbly offering our expertise to the vision of HRH the Crown Prince, who has been leading us all in this time of global crisis.”

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