Abu Dhabi-headquartered retail and hospitality group Lulu Group International further expanded its operations by inaugurating food processing and logistics bases in US.
Y International, a wholly owned subsidiary of the group launched its operation in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, on Saturday which will purchase, process, re-label and export food, non-food, chilled and frozen products made in the US.
In the first phase there are 75 employees which is expected to eventually grow to 200 to 250 employees within first year.
The facility was formally inaugurated jointly by Mayor Robert B. Giangeruso, Mayor Michael J. McPartland and Vinai Thummalapally, the Executive Director of Select USA in the presence of Yusuffali MA- Chairman, Saifee Rupawala, CEO, Ashraf Ali MA – Executive Director and Mohammed Althaf – Director of Lulu Group.
“Our group has been importing U.S. products for a long time to cater to more than 700,000 shoppers who come to our 131 hypermarkets daily,” Yusufali added highlighting the longstanding relationships between Lulu and farmers and manufacturers in the country, with a special emphasis on California.
“There has been growing demand for U.S. products throughout our retail chain stores, across the GCC, India and Far East,” he concluded.