FMCG Retail & Distribution

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Posted: 08-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Kraft's recent announcement to split its operations into two publicly traded companies outlines a plan to create two different trading entities with distinct priorities and strengths. This is intended to help the company achieve the next stage of its ongoing restructuring process, since its acquisition of Cadbury in January 2010. Kraft is now bundling and spinning off its US Beverages, Cheese, Convenient Meals and Grocery segments, the non-snack categories in Canada and its foodservice operations, which are worth an estimated US$16 billion in sales in total. The larger of t
Posted: October 23, 2014
UAE. The Middle East Council of shopping Centres (MECSC) recognizes Majid Al Futtaim for his contributions to the MENA region.
Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. Soaring population statistics and up to 90% reliance on imported products foster long term supply concerns; GCC government focus on strategic diversification and domestic initiatives for future sector sustainability.
Posted: October 8, 2014
UAE. Acquisition demonstrates Abraaj's continued commitment to execute proprietary African private equity investments, and continued focus on market-leading African businesses targeting the rising middle and consumer classes.
Posted: October 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Coty aims to strengthen its global leadership position in color cosmetics; CHANEL would become an important shareholder of COTY upon successful completion of the transaction.
Posted: October 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. EU anti-trust regulators have opened a probe into Internet shopping giant Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg, which may amount to illegal state aid.
Posted: October 3, 2014
UAE. Exhibitors re-stock in anticipation of bumper weekend expected ahead of Eid Al Adha.
Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. The unit of the UAE's biggest-listed developer, Emaar Properties, climbed to as high as 3.50 dirhams, and was trading at 3.29 dirhams at 12:51 p.m. local time.
Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. Mohamed Alabbar participates in bell ringing ceremony at DFM; Emaar Malls is now trading under the ticker "EMAARMALLS".
Posted: October 1, 2014
BAHRAIN. Investment in new plant producing six brands including Oreo and Ritz is part of company's supply-chain reinvention plan.
Posted: September 29, 2014
UAE. The company will announce the hotel sale "in the next few months," Mohamed Alabbar said, less than seven hours after Emaar said it raised US$1.6 billion from the share sale of its malls unit.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Middle East's most anticipated Consumer IT and electronics retail show runs from 27th September - 4th October, and has a strong lineup of new and returning exhibitors.
Posted: September 23, 2014
UAE. "On the whole, the outlook for the region is a good one;" 35% of respondents claim job opportunities will increase; Concerns about rising cost of living.
Posted: September 22, 2014
OMAN. The Oman Animal & Plant Genetic Resources Center (OAPGRC) will host its monthly Science Café on 24th September 2014.
Posted: September 21, 2014
UAE. New developments put country at the epicentre of retail revolution, says Prakash Menon, Executive Director of Thought Leaders Middle East and leading retail expert.
Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. Retail construction will increase to meet demand and other GCC countries benefit from retail ripple effect, says new report.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 23, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The 2014 study - which outlines the top priorities that concern young Saudis - is key to helping policymakers and business leaders design initiatives targeted at improving the lives of the Kingdom's current and future generations.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. 47% of Middle Eastern respondents indicated that they are considering a proactive shareholder engagement policy which can open and sustain a productive dialogue with investors.
date:Posted: October 22, 2014
UAE. HSBC global expat survey highlights job prospects, better salaries, higher personal security as primary factors attracting expats to the country.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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