I found that several franchises are coming to Kuwait and most of them will be through Alshaya, I read somewhere that Alshaya operates over 2,000 stores in Kuwait and other countries, most of them are US franchises. So let’s see what we got;
Williams-Sonoma: I saw billboards in Kuwait streets saying that it will open soon at the Avenues, it’s an American appliance retailer specialized in kitchenwares, furniture and linens, as well as other housewares and home furnishings, along with a variety of specialty foods, soaps and lotions.
Katsuya by Starck: I read on Arabian Business this early morning that Alshaya will open Katsuya by Starck in Kuwait and Dubai in 2013, it’s also an American restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. My best guess is that it will open at the Avenues Phase III.
West Elm: I read that it’s an American retail store that offers contemporary furniture designs and other housewares, it will also open at the Avenues Mall.