LULU, the #1 Retailer in Middle East Opens Logistics & Export Center in Laguna

Good news! UAE-based LuLu Group International, the #1 hypermarket chain in Middle East, recently unveiled its state-of-the-art logistics and export center in Calamba Premier International Park Laguna via May Exports Philippines, Incorporated.

The inauguration was attended by Indian billionaire, Yusuff Ali M.A., the Chairman and Managing Director of LuLu Group International that owns the Lulu Hypermarket chain worldwide and LuLu International Shopping Mall. Also in attendance is Mr. Jose Gabriel Lavina, Under Secretary, Dept of Agriculture, Ambassador Amable Aguiluz, Philippine President’s Special envoy to GCC countries, His Excellency Hamad Saeed Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador, His Excellency Jaideep Mazumdar, Indian Ambassador, Mayor Timmy Chipeco of Calamba City and other dignitaries.

May Exports Philippines a division of Lulu Group International, is the exporter of products that originate from the Philippines including dry foods, bananas, seafood, fruits & vegetables, dry fish, textiles, electronics, households, furniture and other value added food & non-food products and other general merchandise. It's clientele includes United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Far East, U.S.A, U.K., Vietnam, Spain, South Africa and India. ​

May Exports Philippines is a fully export-oriented company with a focus on the Middle East markets, having a full consolidation service with a state of the art facility at Calamba Premier International Park for re-labeling, repackaging and consolidation.

The state of the art facility has storage units and advanced machinery to process and handle dry food, non-food, frozen and perishable food products with a well-established system and forensic testing facility to exercise better control over the trace-ability of food contents.

The system can check any food-related hazards and it initiates necessary value addition by date coding and labeling for different countries, translation of labels, halal and other relevant certifications and export label from the Philippines on a regular basis to supermarkets, hypermarkets and other food service companies of Middle East. All food and drink are dispatched on pallets, securely stacked and wrapped. This logistics facility has given a huge boost for the export of Filipino manufacturing and generated employment for the locals.

“It is part of our ongoing strategy set up own sourcing and food processing units around the world to ensure uninterrupted supply and maintain competitive pricing by eliminating third parties. The Philippines has a vast variety of Fruits, Vegetables, Ethnic Filipino Food products, Frozen food and an extensive range of other commodities like health & beauty, garments, footwear etc’, said Yusuf Ali MA, Chairman of Lulu Group.

"We are working closely with the Philipine Economic Zone Authorty (PEZA) to boost our export of these products from the Philippines to our Hypermarkets spread across Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, Malaysia and Indonesia”, he said. "We have already started exporting about US$10million worth of fruits, vegetables and other commodities from the Philippines through our new facility, which will be increased to US$30 million within a year’, added Yusuffali.

At present, Lulu Group’s total trade volume of Filipino products stands at US$ 35 Million which includes Import and Local purchase. Currently, Lulu Group employs more than 5.200 Filipinos in its Hypermarkets across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar & Malaysia.


UAE-based LULU group, is one of the top business houses in the Middle East with US$ 7.42 billion annual global turnover. LuLu Group has achieved significant growth and diversified into various busines lnes such as Retail-Sh Malls & Lulu Hypermarkets, Import & Distribution of Fresh & Frozen Foodstuffs, Food Processing -Shopping & Export. Lulu Group’s activities today transcend geographical boundaries to reach India, Mainland China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Spain and Middle East& North African (MENA) countries such as U.A.E, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt.

Deloitte has ranked LULu Group as the No.1 retailer in the Middle East and one among the top 20 fastest growing retailers globally. Planet Retail U.K. has also ranked the Group as the No.1 Hypermarket chain in the region.


where the world comesto shop-is the top retailer in the Middle ast & North Africa (MENA) region and the fastest growing hypermarket business worldwide. Garnering more than 1,100,000 shopping patrons every day, it is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early nineties, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world and currently operates 151 Hypermarkets with a staff force of more than 46,000.

LuLu Hypermarket is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a global workforce of more than 46,000 which includes more than 5,200 Filipino staff.

JL Santiago Aquino

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