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 16, 2015
UAE. Dubai designer and entrepreneur Catherine Granger has created classy yet edgy footwear label So Soulier, soon available at exclusive locations.
Posted: April 9, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Kudu is one of Saudi Arabia's favourite Quick Service Restaurant brands; The regional QSR sector is primed for further growth on attractive demographics, rising incomes.
Posted: April 8, 2015
UAE. Huge extensions to Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Mall; New heart for Deira with 16 towers aside 4.9 million sq ft mall.
Posted: April 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Bourjois has a portfolio of color cosmetic products that are sold through approximately 23,000 points of sale in more than 50 countries around the world.
Posted: March 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The watch is an attempt to compete with devices by consumer-electronics makers, particularly the much-hyped watch by Apple.
Posted: March 16, 2015
EGYPT. New malls, redevelopments and major expansions announced as part of the company's major investment plan.
Posted: March 13, 2015
UAE. Liv Store will be catering to the huge amount of women now taking up cycling; Entirely managed by women, including bicycle engineers, gear designers and retail specialists, the Liv experience has expanded rapidly.
Posted: March 11, 2015
UAE. By 2020 experts predict that e-commerce sales in the GCC are expected to touch US$41.5 billion, one of the highest growths across the industry worldwide; AWOK.com sees 500% increase in sales since inception in 2013.
Posted: March 10, 2015
UAE. Global market and consumer research company highlights latest food trends affecting new products development in Middle East as well as neuro research application for communication and media content testing.
Posted: March 10, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Apple Watch sport will start at US$349 for the smaller model. The standard version will start at US$549 and the high-end "Edition" watch will be priced from US$10,000.
Posted: March 9, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. CEO Tim Cook is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology.
Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. "In the next five years, the UAE will see more sophisticated and segmented offerings to adapt to different customers' needs and maximise sales in each. This approach will range from luxury brands to mid-range and low-end value retail alike."
Posted: February 28, 2015
UAE.Three day open to the public event has been specifically commissioned and curated to feature a compelling mix of local, regional and international designers, artists, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences.
Posted: February 21, 2015
UAE. Ten foreign workers have died in a fire that hit a tyre shop in Abu Dhabi, apparently trapping the labourers in a warehouse used illegally for accommodation, according to media reports.
Posted: February 20, 2015
UAE. New global PayPal study reveals 57% of UAE online shoppers surveyed have bought via a Smartphone in the past 12 months; UAE Smartphone users opt for app purchases over mobile browsers for online shopping; 61% of UAE smartphone shoppers are aged between 30 and 49.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2015
UAE. Deloitte experts consider that residential transactions have slowed to a more sustainable level; Leveling off in capital growth, in certain areas; This new characteristic suggests a market that is in fact maturing and arguably strengthening.
date:Posted: April 19, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The EIA once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don't matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output.
date:Posted: April 19, 2015
QATAR. The first Renminbi Clearance Centre (RCC) in the MENA region, to be located in Doha; The RCC will allow for claims denominated in RMB to be settled in Doha and exchanged for other currencies, including the Qatari Riyal (QAR).
UAE. Deloitte experts consider that residential transactions have slowed to a more sustainable level; Leveling off in capital growth, in certain areas; This new characteristic suggests a market that is in fact maturing and arguably strengthening.
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