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: March 17, 2014
UAE. Representatives of cooperative societies in Dubai expressed their views on the shortcomings of the current Cooperative Societies Law of 1976, and stressed the need for a new law that reflects their requirements and tackles obstacles they faced.
Posted: March 16, 2014
UAE. Public offer expected to raise 8 to 9 billion dirhams, making it one of the region's largest equity offers since 2008; The listing plan may give a shot in the arm to Dubai's stock market, which has not fully recovered from the crisis.
Posted: March 13, 2014
UAE. Clifford Chance advises Mannai on its acquisition of a further 19% stake in Damas from a fund managed by EFG-Hermes for US$150 million.
Posted: March 11, 2014
UAE. According to analysis by Euromonitor, consumers in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend as much as US$68.20 per capita on premium cosmetics in 2017 as compared to US$49.20 in 2012.
Posted: March 10, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. "We open a store every 18 hours somewhere in the world, which means that the partner needs to be like-minded with the rate at which we grow."
Posted: March 6, 2014
UAE. The passage of the draft Law through the FNC (which is an elected form of Parliamentary advisory body) is a key stage in the legislative process and it brings the draft Law one step closer to being enacted.
Posted: March 3, 2014
UAE. Leasing land abroad, corporate farming likely to increase investor appetite, Emirates Investment CEO says ahead of Agribusiness Outlook Forum.
Posted: March 3, 2014
UAE. Expo 2020 to boost retail sales in the region; Deloitte report ranks UAE-based EMKE Group that operates the Lulu chain of hypermarkets as one of the top 250 largest retailers in the world.
Posted: March 3, 2014
UAE. New 1,000,000 square feet shopping mall will be built in phases; IMPZ is a business park that is home to world class companies including Sony and Xerox.
Posted: February 20, 2014
UAE. Certification highlights the emphasis Emaar Retail places on the highest customer satisfaction and continual improvement .
Posted: February 20, 2014
UAE. New 136,000 sqm destination for shopping, dining and entertainment; Due for completion in 2016, The Pointe is accessible via The Palm Monorail and by boat from the island's growing number of hotels and resorts.
Posted: February 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Giles Deacon's latest presentation at London Fashion Week includes two new designs made of cutting-edge, futuristic fabrics which intend to dispel the myth that washable clothes and fashionable designs are mutually exclusive.
Posted: February 18, 2014
EGYPT. Stability bringing slight improvement to Egypt's economy, according to new report.
Posted: February 10, 2014
UAE. 10,000 square metres of space available for shops, cafes and recreational facilities at the new neighbourhood facility.
Posted: February 10, 2014
UAE. Despite tough economic conditions, revenues for the world's 250 largest retailers reached US$4.3 trillion; The average size of the top 250 retailers exceeded US$17 billion according to Deloitte retail report.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 19, 2014
UAE. Key sectors driving growth in the housing market are the tourism, hospitality, education and healthcare sectors, which is translating into robust population growth and demand.
date:Posted: April 17, 2014
KUWAIT. According to a newly released report by Kuwait Finance House Research, the global sukuk market saw a modest volume of US$31.14 billion in new sukuk issuances in 1Q2014. This volume represents a drop of 9.82% compared to US$34.53 billion worth of issuances in 1Q13.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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