Jones the Grocer, the Australian specialty gourmet food retailer and café, has announced expansion across the Middle East with a multiple store development deal across Saudi Arabia with Naif Alrajhi Investment.
“We’re delighted to partner with Jones the Grocer and its supreme offering to further expand and diversify our portfolio in the promising food and beverage sector. We’re confident that Jones the Grocer will become a competitive dining destination due to the constant demand for quality and unique restaurants in Saudi Arabia,” says Naif Saleh Alrajhi, chairman and CEO of Naif Alrajhi Investment company.
The first Jones the Grocer flagship store is confirmed to be on the ground floor with access to the retail area of Fairmont Ramla Serviced Residences, Riyadh in an iconic new tower designed by world-renowned Tokyo architect, Nikken Sekkei.
This site will feature gourmet grocery retail, a halal charcuterie, a bakery and patisserie, and Jones the Grocer’s hallmark artisan cheese room. In conjunction to the established Jones the Grocer formats, the multi-store roll-out across the Kingdom also encompasses Jones the Grocer Express, a compact gourmet ‘grab and go’ offer tailored for high traffic travel and commercial hubs.