Inspirational food solutions

KBBO Group 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 & Retail

“KBBO Group investments in food & 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:


Established in 2018, KBBO CPG is a direct subsidiary of KBBO Group with a stake in best-in-class assets across growth markets.

Helmed by an experienced and committed management team, KBBO CPG has a proven track record of value generation and business profitability. Its diversified portfolio of companies in the retail, distribution, food, and technology sectors operates in the UAE and across the MENA region.


Freshly Frozen Foods was established in 2003 and offers premium healthy products at affordable prices. As the leading producer of MDM free meat and fish products in the UAE, Freshly Frozen Foods has over 28 product ranges available and currently distributes across the UAE, KSA, and Egypt. The company has its own food processing plants in the UAE and has four process lines which run at almost 95% capacity. Its strong customer base includes retailers, hotels, restaurants and cafes.


Sama Food Industries is a manufacturer and supplier of mineral water and canned beverages including juices, 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 up expansion opportunities across new territories.


Fathima Group traces its origins 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 speciality restaurants.

The Group has a strong presence in the retail space owning 30+ large stores and supermarkets. It excels in its strong distribution capabilities with FMCG accounting for 50% of the overall revenue

While concentrated predominantly in the UAE, the Group’s commercial interests also span a network of 30 outlets across Oman, KSA, India and China. Fathima Group is actively seeking expansion opportunities and represents a well-diversified business portfolio with excellent procurement capabilities.