When a business has its spirit and substance influencing almost every walk of life, it ceases to be just a commercial enterprise. It turns into a household name. For over three decades, Lals Group has been part of the everyday life of shoppers in the GCC, through sprawling retail spaces as well as some of the best-known brands that fill the customer’s mind space.
When he established his trading business in 1979, Lal Ganwani was creating retail history in the UAE as one of the visionaries who pioneered a sea change in the customer’s shopping experience. With his son, Jayant Ganwani, stepping in to shoulder the legacy from 1986 onwards, Lal Ganwani had no reason to look back. Even as world-class brands and innovative shopping experiences were unveiled to the region, the Lals Group relentlessly continued on its journey of success, recognition and growth, evolving into a dynamic and versatile business group that touched lives in multiple ways. In the coming years, Lals Group expanded across the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and KSA, making a mark in the GCC as the harbinger of world-class shopping experiences, that included home essentials, fashion, novelties, food products and more.
The Group has consistently explored the prospects of further reaching out to fresh markets and new possibilities. Today, the Group caters to consumers with a combined retail space of over 2.5 million square feet, 90 retail outlets, numerous leading global brands and a growing portfolio of the Group’s own, many of which are market leaders in their category.
Lals Group acknowledges that behind its emphatic and enviable growth is the formidable force of its thousands of employees and the Group makes sure to set an example in best employment practices. As for its all-important customers, the Group made shopping more enjoyable to them by redefining the standards in the retail segment throughout the GCC.
The growth of any business largely depends on the ability to adapt to changing environments. Lals Group has done that by staying relevant to its customers through new products and service offerings and adding value to their lives, while staying anchored on our original values of innovation and enterprise.