“If intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, spread of COVID-19 in one way or the other provides many a reason.”
For a little while, the new normal will be showcased by lockdowns, social distancing & stay at home advisories. Healthy survival however requires replenishment of essential supplies like food & beverages and fulfilling this everyday needs, every time is the reason for existence for Jaleel Holdings as a company. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Our 1500 strong team of trained & empowered colleagues stand tall to deliver service with a smile.
As the world joins forces to contain the current COVID-19 crisis, at Jmart, safety is our first priority and we are taking a positive approach to stay healthy and keep our stores clean and hygienic for our customers to shop comfortably.
In moments like these, the purpose and values matter a lot to the people and communities we serve and we are providing a helping hand to all our loyal customers by supporting them to get through this crisis. In order to ensure continuity in our business, we are focusing on securing supplies and building inventories of critical products at every step to support our trusted customers during these testing times. We are working in unison with all the stakeholders to keep the cycle of life going and make this our finest hour by going that extra mile.
The secret ingredients that contribute to improving happiness quotient among our employees include:
In short, we are all in it together and our actions speak louder than words.
Jaleel Cares, so it shares. Warm welcome to our world.
Scholarships were awarded to children of Jaleel staff who excelled in the academic as well as extracurricular activities and pursued higher education after their Senior Secondary Examinations. The scholarships cover the entire tuition fee of the awardee till the end of the course. A total of 8 children were selected for the year 2019-2020. The awards were distributed by the board of directors.
Certificates were awarded to 14 Jaleel staff who completed their BBA graduation from Bharathiar University. The purpose of the Jaleel continuous education program is to encourage our current employees to acquire graduate-level qualifications which they would have sacrificed to take on the responsibility of being the breadwinner to their family. The awards were distributed by our Board of directors.
In recognition of the impeccable work in the ‘10 Million Meals’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The 10 Million Meals Campaign was a huge success and we were glad for being a part of it. We really look forward to support UAE Food Bank wholeheartedly in the future to make sure no one in this country is deprived of food and also in the quest to achieve zero food wastage in this country.
Jaleel Holdings has moved its corporate headquarters from Central Fruit & Vegetable Market in Ras Al Khor to MVK Central in Majan, Dubai. This shift to the new dedicated premise marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Group’s founder and chairman Mr. Kunhumohamed Venmadathayil in the UAE as an entrepreneur.
MVK Central was inaugurated by Mr. Kunhumohamed Venmadathayil in the presence of M. A Yusuff Ali, CMD of Lulu Group International; Mr. Khalid Mohamed Sharif Al Awadhi, CEO of Environment Health & Safety Control at Dubai Municipality; Mr. Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer of TECOM; prominent businessmen Dr. Essa Mohamed Saleh Al Rais and Mr. Abid Yousuf; Mr. Navas Meeran, Chairman of Eastern Group; Jaleel Holdings Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Executive Directors Mr. AbdulGafoor K Mohamed and Dr. Zakir K Mohamed.
Jaleel Holdings received approval for 100% Foreign Ownership and all the Directors were subsequently issued the Golden Visa.
Jmart, the retail venture of Jaleel Holdings opened its fifth outlet in Karama on 09.05.2019. The new store was opened by Mr. Abdulla Ahmed Nalapad in the presence of a large crowd including Management and staff of Jaleel Holdings.
Jaleel Annual Meet 2019 was celebrated at Credence High School, Al Quoz on March 15th,2019. Mr. Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), TECOM Group was the chief guest. Employee Excellence Awards, Quality Circle Awards, Best Premise Ward, Employee Long Service Awards, Chairman’s Academic Excellence Awards, Thadagam Foundation Academic Scholarships and Jaleel Lifetime Award were given away in the function. Award function was followed by various cultural activities by Jaleel staff and an external event management team . A fellowship dinner was served to all those who attended the function.
were distributed during the Annual Meet. Employees who were role models through consistent and high performance in their respective fields were selected for the award. The Award winners received trophies and certificates from the Chief Guest Mr Abdulla Belhoul and Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed.
were presented to children of the staff, who had passed their School/University Public Examinations in flying colors. The winners received gold coins, trophies and certificates from the Chief Guest Mr. Abdulla Belhoul and the Director Dr. Zakir K Mohamed.
were presented by the Executive Director Mr. AbdulGafoor K. Mohamed. Quality Circle initiative was launched across Jaleel in 2018. A total of eight quality circles started working on numerous projects relevant to the business. Out of the eight RAK Fighters from Jaleel and Eastern Food Industries came first with JD Sequence from Jaleel Distribution and Kings Abu Dhabi from Jaleel Cash & Carry as runners-up.
was based on maintaining the premises as per Food Safety Management Standards. Cold Store was selected for the award this year. The award was received by the Cold Store team from Executive Director Mr. AbdulGafoor K.Mohamed.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of our Jaleel Holdings Staff Accommodation at Saih Shuaib 4, Dubai Industrial Park was held on 10.02.2019. Our oldest staff Mr. Moideen Kava Kuni scooped the traditional shovels of sand, marking the start of construction in the presence of our Chairman Mr. M V Kunhumohamed Hajee, Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Executive Director Mr. AbdulGafoor K Mohamed, Board member Dr. Zakir K Mohamed, well-wishers and staff. Mr. Moideen has been with Jaleel for the last 35 years.
The building which can accommodate 250 staffs provides a playground for outdoor games and jogging facilities. Once completed, it is envisaged as a role model for other staff accommodations. The construction is expected to be completed by May, 2020.
January 17, 2019
Jmart, the retail venture of Jaleel Holdings opened its first Hypermarket in Ras Al Khaimah on 17.01.2019. The new store was opened by Mr. Obaid Moosa Hareb Bin Hareb Aal Ali in the presence of a large crowd which included the Management and Staff of Jaleel Holdings.
December 20, 2018
Kerala food summit is the leading event for the food and beverage manufacturing industry, showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture, food processing & cold chain.
The 10th Jaleel Cash & Carry store was opened at Al Qusaidat, Ras Al Khaimah on 28th November 2018 at 04:30 PM. Jaleel Cash & Carry is excited to unveil the new customised store for its customers in Ras Al Khaimah and nearby emirates. Mr. Mohammed Al Mahmoud, Director of Business Development, Ras al Khaimah opened the store with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Jaleel Annual Sports Day was held at the MCC Sports LLC, Ajman on 16th Friday 2018. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Joseph Thomas (HR Head) and Mr. Mathai Varghese (GM HR) at 02:30 PM. A total of eight teams from various divisions competed for the prestigious Jaleel Cricket League, 2018 Trophy. Apart from cricket, competitions were also held for Tug of War and other games for the families of Jaleel staff.
Jaleel Distribution won the Trophy while Jaleel Cash and Carry was runner-up. The function was attended by our Chairman Mr. M V Kunhumohamed, Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Partner Dr. Zakir K Mohamed and other senior officers.
October 17, 2018
Kerala, the southern most state of India, faced one of its worst ever deluge caused by incessant rains that lashed the entire state leading to an unprecedented loss of life, property and infrastructure. Mr Pinaray Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, visited UAE from 17th Oct. to 20th Oct. He had several meetings with the business community and other Organisations of UAE seeking support to make a Brand New Kerala. Our Managing director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed was also a part of these discussions and during one of these meetings he handed over the contributions from our staff and Management to the Chief Minister.
The April 2018 issue of Jaleel News Letter ” INSIGHT” was released by Mrs. Manju Mathew by handing over a copy to Mr. Nishad Aboobakar from NFD on 29th April 2018. The Newsletter is a mixture of Articles, Photos, Achievements, Drawings, Poems & Stories by our staffs and their children.
Jaleel Annual Meet,2018 was celebrated at Credence High School, Al Quoz on April 20th, 2018. Mr .Navas Meeran, Chairman, Eastern Condiments (P) Ltd was the chief guest. Employee Excellence Awards, Employee Long Service Awards and Chairman’s Academic Excellence Awards were given away in the function. Award function was followed by various cultural activities by Jaleel staff and an external event management team . A fellowship dinner was served to all those who attended the function.
were bestowed to the children of the staff who had passed their School / University public examinations in flying colors. The winners received gold coins, trophies and certificates from Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed and Executive Director Mr. AbdulGafoor K. Mohamed.
were distributed to those who had completed 20 years of service with the company in 2017. Currently there are 34 employees in the organization who have completed 20 or more years of service. The awards were given away by Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed and Executive director Mr. Abdul Gafoor K.Mohamed.
were distributed during the Annual Meet. Employees who were role models through consistent and high performance in their respective fields were selected for the award. The Award winners received trophies and certificates from the Chief Guest Mr Navas Meeran and Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed.
With scores of 94.2% in the food safety audit conducted by RAK Municipality Food control Section. The food control is known as the process of controlling and inspecting of food and its products to ensure they meet the pre-defined standards. It also ensures the health of the workers as well as the consumers. The score asserts the commitment of Jaleel to maintain quality and safety of the food produced and supplied by the company.
Jaleel Holdings joined UAE and more than 180 countries across the world in marking the “Earth Hour 2018” movement by switching off all non-essential lights, a symbolic act of fighting global climate change. Jaleel Holdings has been joining the Earth Hour campaign annually since 2011, highlighting sustainable practices that positively support the biodiversity of our planet. Keeping solidarity with the movement all non-essential lights were switched off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm throughout Jaleel establishments in UAE on Saturday, the 24th March,2018.
An anti- drug awareness campaign for heavy drivers was organized by Dubai Police anti Narcotics Department and Model Service Society on 17th March 2018 at MSS Hall Al Nahdha 1. Col Abdulla Hassan al Khayat, Director of Awareness and Prevention, General Department of Anti Narcotics, inaugurated the function. More than one hundred heavy drivers from various companies attended the meeting. Dignitaries from Dubai CID department and MSS were also present at the function. Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Managing Director, Jaleel Holdings received the certificate from Col Abdulla Hassan for the continued support from Jaleel in various anti-narcotics campaigns.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the New Corporate office of Jaleel Holdings at Majan was held on 13.02.2018. Our Chairman Mr. M V Kunhumohamed Hajee scooped the traditional shovels of sand marking the start of construction. Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Executive Director Mr. Gafoor K Mohamed, Board member Dr.Zakir K Mohamed, well-wishers and staff attended the function. The building comprises of two basement car parking with commercial spaces located on the ground floor and four floors of Office space with more than 250 seating capacity. The Office has been designed to offer an efficient, comfortable and pleasant working environment with all modern amenities. The construction is expected to be completed by May, 2019.
Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Managing Director, Jaleel Holdings receiving memento from Mr.V K Hamsa Abbas, Chief Editor of Gulf Madhyamam .
“The customer must be provided with the best quality products and services. It is the right of the customer and the responsibility of the manufacturer” Mr. Sameer said addressing a business conclave held as part of “Come on Kerala” at the magnificent Sharjah Expo Center. He shared his ideas with the new entrepreneurs assembled there on how to be successful in the GCC region. He advised them the importance of ensuring the quality of products as the first step of entry to the GCC market.
ECMENA and JD-Brand Development teams celebrated their annual day 2017. The celebrations culminated with a trip to the picturesque tourist destination in Sri Lanka.
Jaleel Distribution (84%) has won the ever rolling shield for ‘THE BEST PREMISES AWARD 2017’.
M/S Jaleel Foodservice (80%), M/S Jaleel General Warehousing (78%), M/S Jaleel Cash & Carry Mussafah (76%), M/S Jaleel Cash & Carry Ajman (76%) and ,M/S Jaleel Cash & Carry Abushagara (76%) have qualified for ‘The Recognition Certificate’.
The awards were distributed by Managing Director Mr. Sameer K Mohamed and Executive Director Mr. Gafoor K Mohamed at a function held at the company corporate office.
The 46th UAE National Day was celebrated by Jaleel in all its pomp and splendor. As our ‘Home away from Home’ all the employees of Jaleel Holdings participated in the day long celebrations with great enthusiasm. All shops, offices and vehicles of Jaleel were decorated with UAE flags and colored paper trimmings.
Jaleel Annual Sports Day was held at the Sharjah Paintball Park on 17th Friday 2017. The event was inaugurated at 02pm with kick off by Mr Gafoor K Mohamed, Executive Director. A total of sixteen teams from various divisions competed for the prestigious Jaleel Foot ball League Rolling trophy. Apart from foot ball, competitions were also held for Shuttle badminton and Tug of war. Drawing competitions and penalty shoot outs were also held for the children of Jaleel staff.
Jaleel Distribution won the Rolling Trophy while Shaji B from Orbex won the Shuttle badminton singles event. All the prizes were distributed by Mr. Sameer K Mohamed, Managing Director.
The UAE’s wholesale business is currently undergoing a shift and entering a new era in which it is going to give the large retailers and hypermarkets a run for their money, according to a leading wholesaler in the country.
Sameer K Mohamed, Managing Director of UAE-based Jaleel Holdings, which owns Jaleel Wholesale Point, told Gulf News that a new trend will engulf the UAE’s wholesale trade that could potentially make the groceries and corner shops more attractive and price competitive than they are now.