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Turkish retailer partners with Al Rayyan to set up supermarkets in Qatar

Turkey’s Kiler Holding has said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar-based Al Rayyan to open and operate Kiler supermarkets in Doha, Reuters has reported. Under the agreement, Kiler and al Rayyan are to open and operate Kiler stores in the Qatari capital, and introduce Turkish products to the market. “We expect the final agreement to be signed by September, and the first store to be opened in early 2015. Although not decided yet, we are expecting to open at least five stores in Doha,” Kiler Holding chief financial officer, Kaan Aytogu told the news service.