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 18, 2018
UAE. With Sales in 17 countries, Riversong is seeking to consolidate its MENA onslaught citing growing smartphone use and a strong demand for quality accessories as its growth driver.
Posted: April 11, 2018
UAE. Surveyed omnichannel decision makers anticipate disruption led by drones, autonomous vehicles and crowdsourced delivery; 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023.
Posted: April 10, 2018
UAE. PwC Middle East today released a new publication; The ADAPT framework is aimed at taking a holistic yet nuanced and detailed look at the multiple pressing challenges governments, organisations and individuals face.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. A community shopping centre is smaller in design and by definition is a much-required neighbourhood venue for convenience shopping, dining and social interaction.
Posted: March 27, 2018
UAE. In the MENA region, the use of AI could be even more beneficial as customer behaviours are even more difficult to interpret considering the large expat community and diverse cultures.
Posted: March 26, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. If you've been thinking about launching an e-commerce company, here's what you'll need to do.
Posted: March 23, 2018
UAE. The 1500 sq. ft. boutique showroom will offer a fully integrated stone and marble solutions for both residential and commercial projects.
Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Relevant government agencies and key stakeholders remain committed toward eliminating the vast illicit trade.
Posted: March 16, 2018
UAE. Town Square, the retail community center for Al Forsan Village, is soon slated to be the family entertainment hub in the city.
Posted: March 15, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi-based logistics platform Wasel Lee has just announced a Series A round, led by three individual investors.
Posted: March 14, 2018
UAE. BinSina seeks to cement its leadership position as a major player in the region offering a wide range of pharma, skincare, beauty, lifestyle, supplements and vitamins solutions.
Posted: March 14, 2018
UAE. Sessions involved "Kitchen Cupboard" journey where MAGGI highlighted move to 100% simplified ingredients; increased vegetables; micronutrient fortification; reduction of salt and saturated fat.
Posted: March 14, 2018
JORDAN. With its entry into the Jordanian chocolate market, dipndip now operates in 17 countries as demand for premium chocolate and desserts soars.
Posted: March 10, 2018
UAE. The premium fine jewellery retail brand is now planning to leverage the domain expertise of Capillary Technologies in consumer lifecycle management, aimed at creating easy and seamless customer experience with personalization.
Posted: March 9, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. Car sales are expected to grow by 9% per annum until 2025 boosted by the new women customer segment; Large number of new jobs will be created across segments of the automotive sector to serve the growing demand.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 20, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
date:Posted: April 19, 2018
UAE. Software technology sector saw most number of professionals changing jobs in 2017; Lack of opportunities for career advancement touted as the biggest reason.
date:Posted: April 19, 2018
LEBANON. Drop due to the suspension of interest-rate subsidies on housing loans at the beginning of the year; The index is at its lowest level since Q2 2015 and the third lowest level in 43 quarterly readings; Reviving demand in Lebanon requires immediate measures and incentives from the government.
INTERNATIONAL. Focus of the report is how we are nearing the end of the largest monetary policy experiment of all time in a backdrop of ascendant nationalism, staggering inequality and a widespread loss of hope among the younger generation.
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