• Aug 20, 2005

    Retail ME awards -The best retailer of the year 2005


    Retail ME awards Joyalukkas Jewellery as the best retailer of the year 2005 in the Middle East

    Continuing their saga of creating impressions that last, Joy Alukkas Group, the world's favourite jeweller, won the RetailME Local Retailer of the Year 2005 award at a glamourous funcion in Dubai last evening.

    The RetailerME awards institute last year under the patronage of HE Shaikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qasimi, UAE minister for economy saw several heavy weights in the retail industry competing for the honour. Other contenders shortlisted in the category were EMKE Group, Magrudy's, NStyle International and THE One.

    The Award category is open to all local retailers headquartered in the Middle East. The award nominees are closely examined based on store layout, merchandising, department management, customer service, creativity, cleanliness as well as community involvement. They also had to provide strong evidence of unique store positioning that offers outstanding quality, selection and extraorinary shopping experience.

    Joy alukkas group was the winner for the Local retailer of the year. The judging committee is a team of reputed experts and consultants in the retail industry including Saeed Mohammed Al Nabouda -CEO of DSF and DSS; Walter Kleinschmit - Principal, Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC); Colm McLoughlin - Managing Director of Dubai Free; John Stanley - International conference speaker and consultant; Peter Walichnowski - world recognised developer of major commercial projects; and Ian Watt-Director, Old Mutual Properties.

    Expressing his happiness at the Group's selection, Joy Alukkas Group chairman, said, "It is indeed an honour for us to be awarded the very first RetailME Local Retailer of the Year. We owe it not only to our customer who inspire us to give trhe best; bust also to our team who always insist on giving the best"