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: 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.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. Investors will have a chance this month to own part of a dancing fountain, an underwater zoo and an ice-skating rink in Dubai.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. CEO Awards ME 2014 recognizes outstanding CEOs and business leaders across the Middle East.
Posted: September 10, 2014
UAE. Fall/Winter campaign to see celebrity superstar, glitzy runway shows, beauty-makeovers and exhibitions from October 15th-31st.
Posted: September 9, 2014
UAE. "InRetail Summit Dubai" serves as key platform to discuss how technology is empowering the country's vibrant retail industry.
Posted: September 8, 2014
UAE. Investment is fifth in the region; Al Jazeera is the only fully integrated poultry and chicken feed producer and distributor in Jordan.
Posted: September 5, 2014
OMAN. Announces Phase 2 of the mall's ongoing redevelopment; More than 10,000sqm -60 new shopping and dining concepts including debut flagship stores; Development to begin late-2014 for a 2015 completion date.
Posted: September 4, 2014
UAE. "This move is positive for existing Emaar investors as a spinning off and separate listing will most likely raise the value of the Emaar Malls Group."
Posted: September 4, 2014
UAE. New venture led by former Apple CEO and renowned tech investor John Sculley aims for rapid regional expansion, following India launch.
Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. Developer completes first new project post-restructuring.
Posted: August 31, 2014
UAE. Emaar to offer at least 15% of Emaar Malls Group; One of Middle East's largest equity sales since 2008; Shares to be listed in Dubai in October; Payout totalling US$2.45 billion to shareholders.
Posted: August 26, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Agro-Food 2014 trade show to connect international food and agriculture players with local industry professionals.
Posted: August 26, 2014
UAE. Phase Two will add 25,000m2 in gross leasable area (GLA); Multi-stage redevelopment, worth more than AED1 billion, includes a new 24 screen VOX Cinemas and further entertainment, dining and retail experiences.
Posted: August 25, 2014
SYRIA. "JLL's intent is to deliver an inviting community retail environment which cements the metro stations as local hubs."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Total wealth in the GCC stood at US$ 1.7 tillion in 2014, up 4.75% from 2013; Total wealth in Saudi Arabia and UAE grew by 5%; Global household wealth up 8.3% to US$263 trillion, driven by the US and Europe, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.
date:Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Significant increase in inflows of private capital into UAE in 2014; UAE seen as hub between Africa and Asia; Political stability remains a major factor driving flows; UAE clear winner in the region, as other GCC countries see net outflows of private capital.
date:Posted: October 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Foreign policy is what a president wishes would happen; foreign affairs are what actually happen; the problem that Obama has, which has crippled his foreign policy, is that his principles have not been defined with enough rigor to provide definitive guidance in a crisis.
UAE. Total wealth in the GCC stood at US$ 1.7 tillion in 2014, up 4.75% from 2013; Total wealth in Saudi Arabia and UAE grew by 5%; Global household wealth up 8.3% to US$263 trillion, driven by the US and Europe, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.
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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