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: January 16, 2016
UAE. Traders, suppliers and equipment manufacturers look to leverage bullish regional hospitality and mass grocery retail forecasts at Gulfood 2016.
Posted: January 14, 2016
UAE. The region has started to explore opportunities such as business and cultural events, restaurants facilities, rental of commercial spaces and other retail opportunities; "A sports venue operator should build a commercial strategy upon a mixture of commercial uses, often referred to as the activity mix", says Deloitte.
Posted: January 11, 2016
KUWAIT. Located on the ground floor, the new store will offer a wide-range of handbags, shoes and accessories from the American sportswear and luxury lifestyle brand.
Posted: January 4, 2016
UAE. Ishoptheworld.com offers first integrated shipping and payments solution of its kind; helps companies export to over sixty cities worldwide.
Posted: December 21, 2015
UAE. New store houses the brand's first stand-alone fragrance boutique and first Abercrombie Kids location in the Middle East.
Posted: December 18, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As a part of the new vision for Tommy Hilfiger women's, supermodel and social media star Gigi Hadid will launch her first ever capsule collection including apparel, footwear, accessories - and fragrance in collaboration with the designer.
Posted: December 17, 2015
UAE. "Availability" is critical for retailers in UAE, and being able to quickly backup and restore data should an outage occur is critical to helping ensure customer satisfaction during one of the busiest retail times of the year.
Posted: December 15, 2015
UAE. Rapid urbanization, tourism and high per capita income along with diverse offerings boost regional markets.
Posted: December 11, 2015
UAE. SIAL 2015 World Summit discusses evolving consumer tastes and health habits as organic farming increases in size by 1,698% since 2007
Posted: December 11, 2015
UAE. A digital customer experience revolution will rejuvenate bricks-and-mortar retailing, but stores must start on the back foot, says Aruba.
Posted: December 2, 2015
EGYPT. Gozour to divest RIS assets in Sudan and El-Misrieen in Egypt for enterprise values of US$ 4.3 million and EGP 50 million respectively, as Qalaa continues to divest non-core units and focus on growth of proven winners.
Posted: December 1, 2015
UAE. Transaction value of US$50 million; Company's flagship customers include leading fast food chains and five star hotels.
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. Answering consumer demands, with 60% of UAE residents ordering take-away at least once per week; DST Global leads US$100 million Series D investment.
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. The summit will be addressed by more than 40 speakers, including scientists, ministers and academic experts from oldest universities in the world, during the three-day event.
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. Inaugural SIAL World Summit addresses innovation as GCC consumer food imports from US increase by 7% in 2014.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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