Ashrafs, one of Bahrain’s oldest and most prestigious retailers and wholesale distributors, was acquired by Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons in 1994 in support of the group’s expansion and diversification strategy. Today, the Ashrafs group of companies is made up of:
Gulf Color Laboratories
The Beauty Hub
Formed in 1913, with a small shop in the souk, Ashrafs W.L.L. has grown to become one of Bahrain’s leading high-end retailers and distributors. Major international brands in consumer electronics, imaging, fashion, household goods and business equipment are represented on a sole agency basis. Ashrafs also has the unique distinction of being one of the longest serving distributors in the Middle East for Sony. Ashrafs carry out its retail operations through many prestigious outlets and also widely distributed through dealer channels.
Established in 1955, Ashraf Distributors import and distribute fast-moving consumer goods to hotels, supermarkets, small grocery stores, pharmacies and retail outlets throughout the Island.
The company provides a diverse range of products, including confectionery, beverages, toiletries, batteries, frozen foods and personal accessories.
Household names represented by Ashraf Distributors include Perrier, Pelikan, Energizer, Parker, 3M, Sanpellegreno, Shick, Aquapanna, Kerrygold, Tabasco .etc.
Ashrafs’ extensive experience in the field of photography and the encouraging support from Eastman Kodak, with which it has been associated for over 65 years, led to the establishment of Gulf Color Laboratories (GCL) in 1975. Today, Gulf Color Laboratories is the first choice for a range of professional photographic services. GCL specializes in providing a wide range of professional photographic services, including all aspects of developing, printing, enlarging and retouching.
This wing is dedicated to a new product line of cosmetics and fragrances at Ashrafs Shopping center, Hoora. Besides showcasing an array of leading brands in the perfumes and cosmetics industry, The Beauty Hub’s operational concept is really geared to empower makeup artists who want to have a private space to perform makeup services. The beauty Hub provides the right space and setup for them while bridging the gap of extra expenses of setting up their own makeup parlors.