Sakal Group, founded in 1979 by Solly and Meir Sakal, is one of Israel's leading consumer products and associated services companies. The Group has a chain specializing in the exclusive import and marketing of the world's leading brands, and positions them as leading brands in Israel, in the following fields – fashion and footwear, toys, duty free products, etc. The Group operates through a range of marketing channels, including a local market retail chain, duty-free stores and an Internet commerce site. The know-how and experience that the Group has gained over the years, the leadership, creativity, modes of thought and advanced work methods have made it an authority in setting the tone in its sectors. The ultimate adaption to the needs of the local market – international quality, the highest level of service and fair prices have brought the Group's turnover to NIS 700 million annually. The Group and subsidiaries have 150 stores around the country, 1,000 wholesale points-of-sale and 800 employees.
Line of Business
The import, distribution and marketing of leading international brands in fashion, footwear, toys, jewelry and duty-free goods. Operates a national market chain, duty-free stores, and wholesales clothing, toys, jewelry and catalogues for marketing through various channels
Family Values – The Sakal Group is successful because it merges the advantages of family values in with astute business management. From its standpoint – the employees, suppliers, customers and the rest of those involved are part of the family and full partners in the business activities and operations. This management philosophy proves itself daily.
Shopping Experience – The motto of the Group is "Wonderful Shopping with a Good Feeling." Sakal strives to offer customers a pleasant smile, with stores that are attractively designed, inviting and informal.
Customer Service – The Group believes that a satisfied customer will be a returning customer and satisfaction makes him a repeat customer. Therefore, Sakal insists on uncompromising service excellence, and service with a smile.
Dynamism and Creativity – The Group is constantly reading the map and absorbing market indicators so that it is ready to respond appropriately and immediately to all changes in consumer habits, taste and demands.
Fair Trade – Sakal strives to buy directly from the original manufacturers and sell to end-users without intermediaries so that duty-free prices are 20%-30% lower than competing stores, with these benefits also available to consumers in the local market.
Contributing to the Community – The Group donates NIS 2 million annually to the community through a wide range of activities. Contributions include electric goods, fashion and footwear to the needy, and participation in special projects. As part of Timberland's worldwide efforts to protect the environment, the Group has donated thousands of trees to repopulate the northern forests. Furthermore, the Group promotes activities focused on selling products without profit together with charities such as "Larger than Life", "Make a Wish Foundation," but especially the Group has founded the "Lev Ohev" (Loving Heart) Foundation which operates from the Group's offices and each day helps thousands of underprivileged children and children with special needs.
Sakal Brothers Layam
Sakal Brothers, founded in 1979, serves as the Group's parent company, and sells a range of duty-free consumer products to the diplomatic community, embassies, multi-national forces stationed in Israel, and UN soldiers on Israel's borders. The company also sells duty-free products to passenger and cargo ships and Israeli airlines.
The company operates three duty-free stores – at the Ovda International Airport, and at the maritime ports of Haifa and Ashdod, where it sells to Israeli seaman off to sea.
Layam Ltd. was founded in 1938 and was acquired by the Sakal brothers from Zim in 2002. The company sells alcohol, cigarettes, food products, electrical and electronic goods, cosmetics and perfumes, toys, watches and sunglasses, as well as a range of technical products. The company equips passenger and cargo ships at Israel's ports as well as at other ports, sells to religious institutions and international aid organizations, and exports goods. The company's management offices and central warehouse are located at Haifa's Shemen Beach.
Sakal Sports began operating in 1990 as an official and exclusive Israeli importer of a variety of American and European sports clothing and footwear brands. Sakal Sports' marketing channels include 80 stores throughout Israel and 350 wholesale distribution points. Sakal Sport managed brands include Polo Ralph Lauren, DKNY, GUESS FOOTWEAR, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, bebe, as well as the Emporium chain.
Payless Shoes – In 2011, the Group launched the first Payless Shoes stores in Israel, specializing in footwear for the whole family. The group plans to open 60 stores within the coming five years, with 11 stores already opened during 2011.
SBN is owned equally by Sakal (50%) and Brill (50%), and manages the Nautica brand, with 18 flagship stores and over 100 wholesale points of sale.
Sakal Duty-Free was founded in 1997 to operate the duty-free shops at Ben Gurion Airport. Today the company is a wholesaler for Fisher, MATTEL, Hot Wheels, Barbie and Price toys, as well as many others.
The company is also an importer of Misaki (from Monte Carlo) jewelry which specializes in pearls, and Zeades (from Monaco) which specializes in jewelry, watches and leather and silver accessories.
The company also owns several duty-free stores at the Ben Gurion Airport for the sale of food and sweets.
Additional Sakal Group Companies
Sakal International – a subsidiary of Sakal Sport engaged in franchising brands represented by Sakal Sport in Israel.
Sea & Shells
Sea & Shells Company was established in 1997. The company has some 500 employees and is the official importer of the following brands - Miss Selfridge, Top Man, Top Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Roxy, Quiksilver, and Dorothy Perkins.
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