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: October 18, 2016
UAE. The company is a pioneer in focusing entirely on optimizing the shopper experience.
Posted: October 18, 2016
KUWAIT. Grazia Middle East Editor-In-Chief Alison Tay presented key pieces and looks for the coming season.
Posted: October 17, 2016
UAE. The APART show features specially handcrafted designer bags, clothes, jewelry and shoes; The show is also placing the spotlight on emerging and acclaimed designers and tailors.
Posted: October 15, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The state of the Lagos commercial property market is a product of global economic instability, soaring inflation and a weak Naira.
Posted: October 10, 2016
UAE. New studies are showing that IT professionals are in great demand throughout the region. Because of a severe shortage of trained personnel, this would be the industry to look towards if qualified and seeking employment in the region.
Posted: September 20, 2016
UAE. End-to-end solutions introduced to prevent loss to shrinkage that costs the global retail industry US$214.30 billion a year.
Posted: September 10, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Liz O'Neill appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer.
Posted: September 6, 2016
UAE. The centre point of the much anticipated Meydan One mega development.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. Two out of three people in the UAE eat dinner out every weekend; Five out of six consumers are eating out as much or more compared to last year; Nearly two-thirds of consumer are spending more.
Posted: August 18, 2016
UAE. The e-commerce site will also allow bebe to communicate and engage with customers in unique interactive ways
Posted: August 17, 2016
LEBANON. Consumers across Lebanon to benefit from merchants accepting contactless and mobile transactions at checkout.
Posted: August 15, 2016
UAE. The Regional Final was won by Marcelino Lacurum from Kuwait, whose signature beverage, the "Cococcino", impressed the judges with its mix of espresso coffee, coconut milk, young coconut strips and coconut flake garnish.
Posted: August 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The findings highlight the need for retailers to become more agile - constantly learning about their customers and flexing to deliver relevant, engaging and useful interactions with consumers.
Posted: August 9, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Premier educational seminar, which will take place at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba 13-15 September 2016, will bring together an international gathering of investors who view agriculture as a significant asset class.
Posted: August 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Analytics hub addresses key commercial challenges across the sector through a single integrated platform; Predicts consumer choice to inform key decisions; Combines deep sector insights with the scale and security of the Microsoft Cloud.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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