Do it Best Corp. has formed an agreement with its newest overseas affiliate to develop its first locations in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement provides Saudi Arabia-based Albawardi Group exclusive development rights in the country and will lead to Attken Do it Center locations throughout the nation. It also makes Saudi Arabia the 55th country in which Do it Best Corp. members operate independent home improvement stores, according to the company.
“Albawardi Group is the perfect partner for us to enter this promising, underserved market,” said Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor. “Like our many other members throughout the world, they recognize a strong demand among consumers for a recognizable brand, and they value a co-op partner that offers them unparalleled flexibility, scalability, affordability and customizability to tailor their business to their market.”
As its worldwide presence has grown, Do it Best Corp. noted that it continues to enhance its internationally-focused programs and services, including an increase in its foreign-to-foreign product distribution and customizable store design options. This year also marks the first time an international member has been selected to serve on the co-op’s board of directors. At its shareholders’ meeting last fall, Michael Cohen of Panama Do it Centers in Panama was elected to a three-year term.