Bahrain UAE-based Emke Group is to increase its investment in Bahrain to BHD200m (£341.2m) to expand its retail operations.

The group, which recently opened its third Lulu hypermarket in Bahrain at Ramli Mall in A’ali, expects to add another 600,000 sq ft hypermarket in Hidd this year that will be the largest in Bahrain and said it will build a further mall “in the near future”.