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: February 5, 2015
UAE. Saudi has the highest market penetration which indicates that market opportunity now lies in the trading up of goods; Increased optimism among the lowest earners in society; India tops the ranking.
Posted: February 4, 2015
UAE. Registering for presents online is a welcome practice, a survey conducted by Mywishlist.ae reveals.
Posted: February 3, 2015
Alain Bejjani, former Chief Corporate Development and Brand Officer, is appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim - Holding, with immediate effect.
Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. opportunity for Gulf retailers with shoppers more willing to share personal information in exchange for rewards; 67% willing to share their data, second only to India.
Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. Investment expands brand's footprint in the GCC and consolidates current presence of 300 outlets across the region.
Posted: January 28, 2015
UAE. The Gulf based gourmet food company and owner of the iconic gourmet date confectionery boutiques and premium cafes, has announced a new partnership with the Asian private equity fund sponsored by LVMH.
Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Deloitte's 18th annual Global Powers of Retailing report explores innovative trends in the sector; US$4.4 trillion in fiscal year 2013 revenues of top 250 global retailers.
Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Average sales growth of 25-30% recorded at participating outlets; DSF to contribute to the drastic push in the gold sector.
Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Overall group revenue up11% year-on-year to AED 25 billion; EBITDA up 10% year-on-year to AED 3.6 billion
Posted: January 27, 2015
UAE. Alpen Capital study forecasts promising growth for retail sector across GCC; retail structure undergoing significant transformation, driven by the social and economic developments; the outlook for Qatar is most optimistic.
Posted: January 25, 2015
UAE. Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.
Posted: January 23, 2015
UAE. Minelab opens US$2 million 'Gold divison' state-of-the-art retail facility in Dubai; will act as a regional base and a well-connected transit hub for the movement of Minelab people and products across Africa.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. DANONE recently decided to consolidate their business for 2015 across three major divisions - dairy, water, and Nutricia early-life products.
Posted: January 5, 2015
UAE. Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) report calls for effective public-private partnerships to close the "food gap".
Posted: December 24, 2014
UAE. Business students from local UAE universities choose airports and airlines, software companies and the FMCG sector as their preferred places to find a career.

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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