Panda was founded in 1978 as the first supermarket chain in the retail sector in Saudi Arabia. In 1994, Panda merged with Azizia to form Azizia Panda United APU.
In 1998 APU was acquired by The Savola Group, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in MENA region. Azizia Panda United became the retail sector of Savola and started its journey to become the leading food retailer in the region.
In 2008, APU complemented its ambitious organic growth with an acquistion of “Giant Stores” a supermarket chain in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
One year later in 2009, APU has landed another great success by acquiring “Geant” stores, which expanded APU chain with 10 Hypermarkets and 1 Supermarket, a deal that raised APU’s market share of the retail sector in Saudi Arabia and became the undisputed market leader.
At Panda we believe in people development, over the years we have trained and developed Saudi employees through its various employment and training programs started by the Panda Academy in 2003. Today Panda employs thousands of Saudis in various positions and many of which have become the best retail talent in the region.
Our Vision is to become the Number One mass market retailer in the region lead by our customers and constant innovation to meet their needs..
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