M. H. Alshaya Co. is one of the largest retail and brand licensing organizations in the GCC region, if not worldwide.
The company operates across seven retail sectors – fashion and footwear, health and beauty, food service, optics, pharmacy, office supplies and home furnishings.
According to the company’s website, M. H. Alshaya has more than 28,000 employees at work in its various branded stores, across the GCC, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Alshaya currently manages over 55 international brands and owns and operates over 2,200 outlets in 19 countries.
Brand licensing rights held by the company are too numerous and ever-expanding to mention here, but some of the well known brands controlled under regional brand licensing rights at M. H. Alshaya Co. include:
Dean & Deluca
Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids
In recent news Alshaya acquired the GCC regional brand licensing rights for Sprinkles Cupcakes (Beverly Hills, U.S.) the company generally credited with originating the at-retail “gourmet cupcake” business. The company also also acquired franchise rights for a KidZania (family entertainment center) venue in Kuwait, which is scheduled open in late 2012.
The privately-held company is headquartered in Kuwait. M. H. Alshaya Co. is part of the Alshaya group of companies, founded in 1890. As well as its retail business, the Alshaya group has holdings across numerous industries including real estate, construction, hotels, automotive and general trading in the GCC region.
Website: M. H. Alshaya Co.
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