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: April 17, 2014
UAE. The leading healthy food franchise makes its first international foray, with its first branch located at Dubai Marina.
Posted: April 16, 2014
MOROCCO. Investment will consolidate Kool Food's market-leading position in Morocco and enhance its international expansion.
Posted: April 14, 2014
UAE. Saudi Arabia and the UAE lead the region in consumption of skincare products, which includes facial care, hand care, depilatories and sun care products.
Posted: April 10, 2014
UAE. over 3 billion cups of tea are served each day around the world, the UAE itself consumes 20 kilos of tea daily; Total volumes of tea flowing through Dubai increased by 29% to 129,000 tonnes.
Posted: April 7, 2014
UAE. Abu Dhabi ranks in global top 20 of most active cities for shopping centre development, completes 168,000 sq m of retail space in 2013, according to the latest research from CBRE.
Posted: April 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The World Food Price Index from the UN FAO, which tracks the price developments in 55 food items, rose by 2.3%to the highest level since last May.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. Industry leaders speaking at a London Business School thought leadership forum say the UAE retail sector could see an e-commerce explosion within the next few years; Euromonitor and Goldman Sachs estimate that 19% of total apparel retail in the MENA region will be online by 2030.
Posted: April 3, 2014
UAE. Imports worth US$16 billion, representing 1.1% of world's imports; Investment into UAE food industry set to rise in 2014, says regional hospitality expert.
Posted: March 31, 2014
UAE. Leading shopping mall, retail and leisure regional player released its audited financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2013.
Posted: March 31, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi Arabian company, with interests ranging from construction to finance, will "outline proposals aimed at achieving a comprehensive settlement" with more than 70 creditors at a May 7 meeting in Dubai.
Posted: March 26, 2014
UAE. Region's first one-stop dedicated destination for technology products launched in Sharjah; Middle East IT spending to exceed US$32 billion in 2014, according to IDC.
Posted: March 26, 2014
UAE. Fierce competition in today's marketplace is pressuring retailers in Middle East to scrutinize their business operations for areas where they can improve the customer experience.
Posted: March 24, 2014
UAE. The company was appointed to assist with the re-positioning, renewal, leasing and on-going management of Al Arab Mall, a community mall at a prime location in Sharjah.
Posted: March 18, 2014
UAE. Emaar is seeking to complete the deal by mid-June and plans to sell the shares on Nasdaq Dubai and in London, Chairman Mohamed Alabbar said.
Posted: March 18, 2014
UAE. A.T. Kearney study provides global retailers with direction on how and when to enter specific African countries.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Key sectors driving growth in the housing market are the tourism, hospitality, education and healthcare sectors, which is translating into robust population growth and demand.
date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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