Inspirational food solutions

KBBO understands the challenges and opportunities the sector face. The group develops and partners with food and retail business across the globe to ensure the business is able to deliver sustainable growth and outperform its competitors.

Food and Retail

“KBBO investments in food and retail companies bring trusted household names to the market such as Fathima Group and Sama Jordan.”

Yazen Abu Gulal, Chief Executive Officer, KBBO Group

KBBO Group’s holding in the food and retail sector includes:


Fathima Group traces its origin to 1968 when the EP family from Kerala in India first opened a grocery store in Abu Dhabi.

Today, that initial business venture has grown into a highly diversified group with interests in supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, fashion, electronics, trading and distribution, cold stores, catering, bakery, telecoms, water purification and specialty restaurants.

While concentrated predominantly in the UAE, the group’s commercial interests also span a network of 30 outlets across Oman, KSA, Qatar, India and China. Fathima Group is actively seeking expansion opportunities and new business avenues in other geographies.


Sama Food Industries is a manufacturer and supplier of mineral water and canned beverages including juices, and soft, malt and energy drinks. The privately-held enterprise was first launched in July 2009 and currently sees its products distributed across Jordan. The firm is also eyeing expansion opportunities across new territories.