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: May 13, 2015
UAE. F&B fleet operators need to focus on intelligent logistics, which includes real-time checks and proper drivers training.
Posted: April 30, 2015
UAE. Airline category witnesses highest online spend in absolute terms followed by hotels, household appliances, electronic products and travel related items.
Posted: April 30, 2015
UAE. 90% of top Indian business owners and founders reside in the UAE; Banking & Finance emerges as the top sector for C-level executives; Retail dominates owners and founders category.
Posted: April 28, 2015
UAE. The report presents the demand-supply dynamics of the GCC food industry across its countries and major food categories; Food demand in the GCC is driven by several factors including a growing population base, increasing affluence and rising tourist inflow.
Posted: April 28, 2015
UAE. The report provides an outlook on the global economy, a look at merger and acquisition activity in the consumer products industry and the importance of connecting with the connected consumer.
Posted: April 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Barcelona-based family-owned fashion and fragrance business reported Profit Before Tax representing 16% of Net Revenues, similar to 2013. Net Income was up 0.8% to 177 million euros.
Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. Visa to bring global payments expertise to merchants, acquirers and partners in MENA region; Retailers meet to put spotlight on evolving retail ecosystem driven by innovative payment technologies and data based customer insight.
Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As Internet use spreads to older people, rural residents, and women, marketing and media companies face opportunities and challenges in evolving customer base, says new BCG report.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. While we could - and are - finding efficiencies in the workplace from these devices, consideration must still be taken as to how wearables affect us as human beings.
Posted: April 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Hurt by an accounting scandal and a price war sparked by the march of discount groups, the supermarket wrote down the value of its business by 7 billion pounds to reflect restructuring charges and lower sales.
Posted: April 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to be on alert," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 2, 2015
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
UAE. 53% of employers rank lack of work experience as affecting nationals' employability, with only 30% of GCC students having taken any work experience; According to employers, communication skills (36%) and required skills and qualifications (22%) are further challenges to retention in the private sector.
date:Posted: July 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many Chinese business become successful innovators in the domestic market first and then go global, while others expand globally first and then invest in innovation.
UAE. AQR Asset Management Institute hosts inaugural debate on monetary policy impact on global markets; 64% of delegates felt that Quantitative Easing is highly likely to create an asset price bubble - where prices become disconnected from reality.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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