Monday, May 2, 2011

Landmark Group Bags Four Distinctions at MAF Awards 2011



Group’s Retail Concepts Win Region-wide Recognition

Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2011 – Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail

and hospitality conglomerate, today announced its retail concepts bagged four

distinctions at the prestigious Majid Al Futtaim Awards 2011, which recognise

outstanding achievements in the region’s retail sector.

Centrepoint won the ‘Best Anchor Store’ for Mall of the Emirates and Ajman City

Centre. Home Centre was named ‘Best Retailer of the Year’ and additionally bagged

the ‘Best Home-Wares Retailer of the Year’ award for their outlet at the Mall of the

Emirates.

The winners were selected for outstanding achievement on the basis of various

merit criteria including sales performance, operational commitment and customer

service philosophy.

Manu Jeswani, Director, Landmark Group said: “Receiving four distinctions at the

prestigious MAF Awards is an honour and a testament to the Landmark Group’s

philosophy of delivering value to all the lives we touch. Our partners and associates

have played a pivotal role in the steady and manifold growth of the group and I am

immensely grateful to them for their continued support.

“The unrelenting backing and trust from our consumers has helped us achieve

this recognition. With these awards, we renew our pledge to continue providing

exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders.”

Landmark Group is one of the most significant tenants in MAF Properties with a

presence as anchor stores in 10 MAF shopping malls across the GCC region. The

Group currently occupies nearly 1.1 million square feet of retail space, amounting

to about 11 per cent of total Gross Leasable Area (GLA) in the region-wide MAF

properties. Landmark Group has also signed up for additional retail space with MAF

in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Fujairah in the UAE.

Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Vice-President, Mall of the Emirates, said: “On behalf of the

Majid Al Futtaim Properties, I commend the Landmark Group. We are delighted to

have their value-added concepts at our malls that contribute to delivering a holistic

shopping experience to our visitors. The Group’s consistent growth in the retail

space is a testimony to their innovative offerings. We look forward to fostering a

continued partnership between the two groups.”

In addition to a dominating presence in the hospitality and leisure sectors, the

Landmark Group leads the Middle East retail industry with operations across 15

markets. Leveraging its diverse and customized retail portfolio, it has successfully

established its procurement might and consistently offers high value to customers.

About Landmark Group

Founded in 1973 in Bahrain, the Landmark Group has successfully grown into one of the largest and
most successful retail organizations in the Middle East and India. An international, diversified retail
conglomerate that encourages entrepreneurship to consistently deliver exceptional value, the Group
operates over 1000 stores encompassing over thirteen million square feet across Middle East, India,
Egypt, Turkey, Yemen and Pakistan (franchise operation).

Landmark Group employs more than 32,000 employees and provides a value-driven product range
for the family through its core retail concepts: Centrepoint, Babyshop, Shoe Mart, Splash, Lifestyle,
Beautybay, Iconic, Home Centre, Q Home Décor, Max, Shoexpress, E-Max and international franchise
brands such as New Look, Reiss, Aftershock, Koton, Kurt Geiger, Ecco, Pablosky amongst others.

Besides retail, the Group has also diversified in the leisure, food and hospitality segments with Fun
City, Balance Cafe, Spaces, Citymax Hotels, Fitness First and Foodmark, the restaurant division which
includes own and franchise brands like Mango Tree, The Meat Company, Carluccio's, La Gaufrette,
Bazerkan, Ushna amongst others.

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