Al Muhaidib Group is an international private group of companies based in Saudi Arabia that was founded in 1943 by the late Abdul Kadir Al Muhaidib. The current Chairman of the Board of Directors is Sulaiman A. Al Muhaidib. The main interest of the company was selling wholesale building materials and then later in 1959 A.K Al Muhaidib & Sons Co. began importing food products specifically marketing and distributing rice. This sector has remained a core business for the Group and has allowed the company to expand its portfolio to include other grains and eventually leading to the establishment of a retail outlet chain, Giant Stores (later merged with Panda). Today the Group is active in five key sectors: Food, Real Estate, Building Materials, Construction and Utilities & Infrastructure.