Jones the Grocer and Raya Restaurants announce multiple store expansion across Egypt

Jones the Grocer, the Australian speciality gourmet food retailer and award-winning café, announces a broader expansion across the Middle East with a multiple store development deal across Egypt with Raya Restaurants. 

“Raya Restaurant’s partnership with the Australian brand, Jones the Grocer, is the beginning of a long term relationship to open multiple stores beginning with the Galleria40 Mall in Sheikh Zayed City and the O1 mall in 6th of October. We’re excited to integrate this international concept with a strong and successful presence in the Middle East into the Egyptian market.”

Karim Khalife, CEO of Raya Restaurants

“We’ve come a long way since our first ever store in Sydney, Australia twenty-two years ago and our first opening in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi in 2009. We’re thrilled to work   with Raya Restaurants and look forward to building incredibly successful stores with their team across Egypt over the next few years”

Yunib Siddiqui, Chief Executive Officer of Jones the Grocer

The first two Jones the Grocer flagship stores will be at Galleria 40 Mall and at the O1 Mall on the 6th of October. They will feature gourmet grocery retail, a halal charcuterie, a bakery and patisserie, Jones the Grocer’s hallmark artisan cheese-room and an outdoor terrace that will set the benchmark for store design and gourmet food retail in Cairo, Egypt.

In conjunction with the established Jones the Grocer formats the multi-store rollout across Egypt also encompasses the incredibly successful Jones the Grocer Express, a compact gourmet ‘grab and go’ offer tailored for high traffic travel such as airports and commercial hubs.

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