As part of the most dynamic and successful retail operators in the Middle East, India and increasingly internationally, Sands Holding is venturing to bring the world's best F & B brands in the retail restaurant space to the customers of the Indian subcontinent.

Sands FB is part of the Sands Holding Group of businesses associated with the EMKE Group , a family-owned enterprise. The Emke Group opened its first supermarket in the early nineties in Abu Dhabi and gradually expanded to cover different parts of Abu Dhabi. With the launch of LuLu Centers, the department store format, the Group began to expand in other Emirates and by the late nineties had firmly established its presence in the regional retail sector. The year 2000 saw the Group embark on an aggressive expansion plan with the opening of the first LuLu Hypermarket in Dubai. The rest as they say is history. Today the LuLu Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Department Stores control 32% of the retail market share with 105 stores spread across the GCC, Yemen and Egypt and is regarded as the retail pioneer constantly setting new benchmarks for the industry.

Firmly following the tagline "LuLu, where the world comes to shop", the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 480,000 plus shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand.

In India Sands FB will be represented by Sands Retail, Food & Beverages Private Ltd., a company set to launch to enter the Food & Beverage segment of the Indian market on a franchise business model to bring world renowned F & B brands to the Indian populous. The pilot ventures are planned for Pune and Mumbai in the State of Maharashtra in India.