In 1943, the late Shaikh Abdul Kader Al Muhaidib founded what became known as Al Muhaidib Group, today an innovative and important investment conglomerate. In 1959, Al Muhaidib Foods began operations, head quartered in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, it has become known as Mayar, the name coming from the Arabic word ‘Al Mira’ – meaning a traditional street food seller.
First shipment of 100 Kg bag of rice under the name Al Muhaidib Amber Iraqi.
First shipment of Rice to KSA from India and Pakistan.
Major regional expansion within Saudi Arabian Market.
Established Al Muhaidib Foods.
Established Quality Lab and Rice Mills.
Focused on core brands.
Company Rebranded to Mayar Foods.
Mayar Foods to be the expert in providing our consumers with top quality branded value added food products in all trade channels through best people.
To indulge the Saudi consumer by stirring cooking creativity from quality branded food products in partnership with key retailers in the Kingdom.
We value passion, determination, and perseverance in everything we do.
We are utterly serious about quality of our products and services. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of products and offer high value to our consumers.
Openness and creativity in everything we do. We love to consistently, surpass the status quo.
Empowerment of employees and position in market. Almost all of us, at every leave, can play a leadership role.
We are committed to maintaining to the trusted “Al Muhaidib” name with all key stakeholders.
From its very beginnings, Mayar has been unwavering in its commitment to meeting the very highest standards. We import only the best quality food products from internationally renowned suppliers, and purchase pure varieties of rice directly from the farmers. Our modern mills leverage state-of-the-art technology to process the rice, and we ensure strict adherence to ISO quality control procedures while the Company’s very own Quality Assurance Laboratory ensures Mayar remains a name synonymous with excellence.
Trust is the basis of successful business; nothing worthwhile lasts without it. Our customers trust us to deliver on our promises on quality, choice and fair pricing, just as we in turn trust our suppliers.
This idea that trust must be earned through diligence, honesty and hard work is with us since we started Mayar in 1980. Our people, the cornerstone of the company, embody this philosophy and carry out our promises
So it has remained. From its beginnings, Mayar Foods has concentrated on commodity items and is vertically integrated from origin through to delivery to our home markets. In other words, we develop our company by concentrating on its core strengths. Over time, the company has launched different brands and has entered new areas only when the absolute standards of consistent quality, reliability and service can be guaranteed. We believe that expansion for its own sake should be avoided.
We hope that Mayar continues to maintain your trust.
Essam A.K Al Muhaidib
Today, Mayar is recognized as one of the leading Companies in the Kingdom’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. We have 10 major brands of rice and a significant sugar brand in our portfolio, and have emerged as the leading rice and sugar distribution and marketing company in Saudi Arabia. We hold an enviable 31% local market share of the rice sector and employ a team of over 600 dedicated employees that continue to be at the forefront of the Company’s phenomenal sales growth.
Mayar’s partners are some of the biggest rice millers in the world, in particular, those in India and Pakistan. The company manages a comprehensive distribution network throughout Saudi Arabia driven by the vision to make quality rice available to every home and food outlet in the Kingdom.
A Bright Future
Going forward, Mayar remains dedicated to continuous improvement and leading industry innovation. The Company maintains a strategic focus on acquiring reputable national and international products while adding value to existing brands. As an industry benchmark of efficient Supply Chain Management and logistics, Mayar is offering our superior Supply Chain services, as well as third party logistic services (3PL), to other companies.