Manga Productions and Virgin Megastore signed a partnership to manufacture products for “Future Folktales” and “The Journey”

Saudi Arabia, September: Today, Manga Productions, a subsidiary of the Mohammed Bin Salman Charitable Foundation (Misk), announced a partnership with Virgin Megastore, under which it will manufacture products for the Saudi anime series “Future Folktales” in Japanese style and the movie “The Journey” Which will be announced soon, provided that these products will be available for purchase in all Virgin Megastore branches in the Kingdom as of 2021.

This partnership comes after the launch of the series “Future Folktales” last January, which is the first Saudi series to be produced in cooperation with ” Toei Animation”, one of the oldest and most well-known Japanese studios in this field. The series, which consists of 13 episodes, takes place in the future in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it presents the most wonderful Arabian heritage stories that have been transmitted by people since ancient times and narrated by Grandma Asma to her grandchildren and their robot cat, “Anis”. The series achieved seventy million views and was shown across platforms in the Arab world, America, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Issam Bukhari, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “Our partnership with Virgin Megastore comes within our strategic plan that aims to target youth and emerging generations in the virtual and realistic worlds with high-quality content and products that are internationally competitive in addition to working to create an environment. Integrated into the Kingdom and the Arab world, it is concerned with developing creative and positive content for future generations and exporting Saudi culture to the world in an attractive and innovative format.

Mohamed Ramadan, CEO of Virgin Megastore, said: “We are proud to support the work that Manga Productions is doing, which will contribute to the development of the creative and innovation sector in the Kingdom. We are always looking for ways in which we can help the communities that we work in, and contribute to spreading its culture locally and internationally, and this partnership is only the first step in a series of future cooperation initiatives that will bring the two companies together to serve this sector, which is witnessing success in Saudi Arabia.

Virgin Megastore will manufacture products for the local “Future Folktales” series, and “The Journey” movie, which has received great demand from the Saudi and Arab audiences. These products will be available in all Virgin Megastore branches in the Kingdom as of 2021.

Manga Productions continues to provide creative content and the production of animation and video games with a targeted message that delivers the Saudi message to the global audience through distinguished professional work. The company aims to be a regional and global leader in the production of innovative and purposeful content that contributes to inspiring future champions.

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Virgin Megastore Celebrates the Opening of its 5th Branch in Riyadh.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. January 2019. Virgin Megastore starts the year with the celebration of the opening of its latest branch in Riyadh Park, marking their 5th store in Riyadh city, and 12th across the kingdom. In an igniting creative theme, the event hosted a massive crowd of VIPs, media, bloggers and social media influencers; amongst them was the CEO of  Virgin Megastore Mohammed Ramadan. For the occasion of the opening, guests were offered exclusive promotions and discounts, and they were also entertained with live jazz music performance and fine Saudi hospitality.

Virgin Megastore has evolved to become the one-stop-shop where everything creative, entertaining, and artistic can be found, offering a wide variety of products to every individual’s lifestyle, covering diverse age groups. From computers and accessories, electronics and multimedia, gaming, books, gadgets, gifts, music and movies, house gadgets, and event tickets, Virgin Megastore has proven to be one of the leading figures in retail entertainment on a global level as it aims to offer a blend of pop-culture and local traditions.

 “We have successfully achieved our objectives for the past year, making sure we are taking the right steps towards vision 2030. We have ended 2018 with the conversion of our company from a foreign investment company to a Saudi-owned company. In addition, we have expanded our stores across the kingdom to make sure we are closer to our customers, increased Saudization rate to reach 80%  across all stores, and launched our ecommerce services. Starting 2019, we wanted to mark it with a success to set the tone of our market presence throughout the year, as not only do we open today’s store, but we are expecting  more branches within the year, the opening of the biggest Virgin Megastore in the world, and finally having our stores in the airports of the three major cities of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.” Commented Mr. Mohammed Ramadan.

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Where We Are Going Today: Breaderie

JEDDAH: Those even a little passionate about the baked goodness of bread must visit Breaderie in Jeddah at least once. Breaderie is a place that has so many types of bread that it is impossible to take it all in just one visit.
All the loaves and croissants are freshly baked and you can customize the exact type sandwich you want in your personal choice of bread. The range of loaves on offer also includes organic and gluten-free bread.
The interior of the bakery is very cozy, the perfect place to relax after a long day. It has a very home-like feel and the walls are covered in witty puns to keep its customers amused, for example: “You bread my mind,” and “Well bread.”
The baristas serve different kinds of coffee to go with your choice of bread, and can also tempt you with a huge variety of muffins, cakes, and croissants.
Breaderie is a place for everyone to visit. Those even a little passionate about the baked goodness of bread must visit Breaderie in Jeddah at least once. Breaderie is a place that has so many types of bread that it is impossible to take it all in just one visit.
All the loaves and croissants are freshly baked and you can customize the exact type sandwich you want in your personal choice of bread. The range of loaves on offer also includes organic and gluten-free bread.
The interior of the bakery is very cozy, the perfect place to relax after a long day. It has a very home-like feel and the walls are covered in witty puns to keep its customers amused, for example: “You bread my mind,” and “Well bread.”
The baristas serve different kinds of coffee to go with your choice of bread, and can also tempt you with a huge variety of muffins, cakes, and croissants.
Breaderie is a place for everyone to visit.

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New Virgin Megastore opens in Riyadh’s Hayat Mall

Virgin Megastore celebrated the opening of its latest megastore, located in Hayat Mall, Riyadh, with a gala event on Nov. 7.
“We are expanding our chain of Virgin Megastores in key locations to meet the needs of the Kingdom’s fast-growing population,” said Virgin Megastore CEO in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Ramadan. “Since our core customer base is predominantly youthful we specialize in offering an innovative home entertainment shopping experience that includes both local and international taste delivered by a young Saudi and Arab sales team.”
Featuring a light show and free gifts to customers, the opening event was attended by VIPs welcomed by Ramadan. Guests included Richard Wildash, deputy head of missions at the British Embassy, Paul Hardy, acting director of the UK Department for International Trade in Saudi Arabia, and Hatim Abduljabbar, COO of Ayan Holding.
Virgin Megastores is a one-stop-shop for all entertainment needs, offering a high level of customer service and a range of products including computers and accessories, electronics and multimedia, gaming, books, gadgets, gifts, music, and movies, and house gadgets. There is also a counter selling tickets for events and concerts.
Virgin Megastore is a global leader in retail entertainment with over 40 stores throughout the Middle East where it caters to local cultures through events, activities, and support of local artists.
Virgin Megastore is currently located in Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Province, and it aims to open more megastores across the Kingdom in 2018. It was established in Saudi Arabia in 2008.

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/521169

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Riyadh’s Hayat Mall Virgin Megastore opens latest store in Hayat Mall

Virgin Megastore opens latest store in Hayat Mall

VIRGIN Megastore celebrated the grand opening of its latest megastore, prominently located in Hayat Mall, Riyadh, with a gala event last Nov. 2.

“We are expanding our chain of Virgin Megastores in key locations to meet the needs of the kingdom’s fast-growing population,” said Virgin Megastore Chief Executive Officer in Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Ramadan. “Since our core customer base is predominantly youthful we specialize in offering an innovative home entertainment shopping experience that includes both local and international taste delivered by a young Saudi and Arab sales team.”

Featuring a light show and free gifts to customers, the opening event was attended by VIPs welcomed by Ramadan. Guests included Richard Wildash, Deputy Head of Missions at the British Embassy, Paul Hardy, Acting Director of the UK Department for International Trade in Saudi Arabia, as well as Hatim Abduljabbar, COO of Ayan Holding.

A one-stop shop for all entertainment needs, Virgin Megastores offers a high level of attentive and informative customer service and a range of products including computers and accessories in departments headed Electronics and Multimedia, Gaming, Books, Gadgets, Gifts, Music and Movies, and House gadgets. There is also a counter selling tickets for events and concerts.

Virgin Megastore is a global leader in retail entertainment with over 40 stores throughout the Middle East where it has created a whole new dimension in entertainment by catering to local cultures through events, activities and support of local artists.

Virgin Megastore is truly a global brand with local flavor. With its unique shopping experience, Virgin Megastore is an innovative entertainment destination for the young and young at heart.

Virgin Megastore is currently located in Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Province, and it aims to open more megastores across the kingdom in the span of 2018. Since its establishment in Saudi Arabia in 2008, Virgin Megastore has set an unbounded target of expanding its product selection lines to fulfill growing trends in the region. — SG

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