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Yusuffali (second left), Y International officials and guests at the opening

Yusuffali (second left), Y International officials and guests at the opening



LuLu opens logistics base in UK

01 May 2013

LULU GROUP, the hypermarket and retail major in the Middle East, Africa and India, has launched its operations in the UK with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art logistics and packaging centre under the Y International name.

Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe, members of Birmingham city council, representatives from the business community, LuLu Group managing director Yusuffali MA, executive director Ashraf Ali MA, Y International director Althaf MM and operations director Tony Perks were present.

With an initial investment of £20 million ($30.9 million), the new facility will procure and export British products to LuLu’s more than 100 retail stores spread across the Gulf countries. 

Presently, the group has a great deal of import business from the UK.

“We are delighted to set up Y International in Birmingham. I am sure we will be able to add more value to the various related businesses operating here,” said Yusuffali.”

Yusuffali also said that negotiations were in the final stages to acquire a British mineral water unit.

LuLu Group is owned by Yusuffali, a non-resident Indian businessman, who is based in the UAE.




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