Flying Tiger Copenhagen opens its first store in Saudi Arabia

The store officially opens today (February 24) at Al Nakheel Mall in Riyadh…

There’s some great news for Flying Tiger fans today as the Copenhagen-based chain, which specialises in quirky kitchenware and office supplies (think: a carrot sharpener and chocolate erasers), finally opens in Riyadh’s Al Nakheel Mall.

It is also the company’s first-ever branch in Saudi Arabia.

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Shoppers in Riyadh will now be able to choose from hundreds of colourful and fun odd-and-ends, which range from household staples to novelty items like candle holders.

The launch marks the mobilisation of expansion plans by Alhokair, the leading franchise retailer in Saudi Arabia, to introduce 45 stores in five years. Three more Flying Tiger Copenhagen brick-and-mortar stores are scheduled to open in the Kingdom – in Riyadh Gallery, followed by Mall of Dhahran and Al Nakheel Mall Dammam.

Speaking on the store opening, Marwan Moukarzel, chief executive officer at Alhokair, said, “As part of our commitment to cement our position as the leading lifestyle retailer, we are meeting a pertinent need for uniquely driven concept stores in the Saudi market. We look forward to welcoming our customers to the stores, where we invite them to immerse themselves in the experience our new stores have to offer.”


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Martin Jermiin, CEO at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, commented, “We are very pleased to have partnered up with Alhokair on this important market entry. We are excited to bring Saudi customers our unique concept and fun shopping experience, and have a strong belief that our offering and products fit the Saudi consumers well.”

Hani Nehme, general manager of E-commerce and multimedia at Alhokair, added, “A firm favourite globally, the arrival of the inaugural store in Al Nakheel Mall Riyadh is a testament to Alhokair’s dedication to introducing coveted concepts to the people of the Kingdom, enriching the local shopping experience with handpicked international offerings.”

Since the first store opened in Copenhagen in 1988, the retail concept has grown to almost 900 shops worldwide. Flying Tiger Copenhagen focuses on uniqueness, product relevance and sustainability. Excellent and affordable design combined with a unique shopping experience is at the very core of the business.

Moreover, Flying Tiger Copenhagen remains committed to respecting ethical, environmental, and social standards across its entire value chain.

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