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 28, 2014
UAE. The winners of the Contemporary Majlis Design Competition of the Middle East Interior Design Awards were recently announced.
Posted: May 27, 2014
UAE. Developer appoints UAE contractors to build 418,000 sqm retail, dining and entertainment hub, to be built in the heart of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
Posted: May 23, 2014
UAE. "Combining the phenomenal management team that created bubsboutique.com, with our existing team at BabySouk.com, will substantially accelerate our combined growth initiatives and extend our reach to significantly more parents throughout the MENA region much more rapidly."
Posted: May 23, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's leading online fashion destination, outwitted more than 60 teams to clinch the title.
Posted: May 19, 2014
UAE. Dubai's celebration of high-end fashion extended to three days with an array of lifestyle events.
Posted: May 12, 2014
UAE. It is the company's first comprehensive advertising effort since it unveiled a new brand direction and corporate identity in December last year.
Posted: May 6, 2014
UAE. The very interesting angle to the story is that these days you can no longer pin a major security event on a CISO (chief information security officer) or CIO (chief information officer) alone, but the CEO also has to take responsibility.
Posted: May 1, 2014
UAE. Renewed partnership with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to train 8,000 Saudi women over five years.
Posted: April 30, 2014
UAE. Bond sales in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council are accelerating after a slow start to the year as companies seek to lock in cheap funds.
Posted: April 28, 2014
UAE. EMs expected to grow three times faster than mature markets during this time frame, according to McKinsey report; Dubai strong contender to lead emerging markets in apparel's industry, says Abu Ghazaleh.
Posted: April 27, 2014
UAE. Overall, the market grew just 0.6% during H2 2013 in unit terms, but revenue was up 7.2% thanks to an ongoing shift from inkjet devices to laser technology and from black and white to colour .
Posted: April 25, 2014
UAE. Pre-event DISTREE Middle East survey highlights strong demand from MENA retailers to increase focus on wearable technology. Brand awareness of specialist wearables vendors remains limited.
Posted: April 23, 2014
BAHRAIN. Leading designer, marketer and distributor of branded and high-quality functional accessories; Globally recognized brands, stable demand and high quality products provide scaled platform for growth.
Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Over 250 international exhibitors to showcase hair and nail care solutions at Beautyworld Middle East 2014.
Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Deals and brand loyalty play equal part in purchasing decisions; Only 12% considered the price of the products as the defining factor.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 29, 2014
KUWAIT. US$35.1 billioln of new sukuks issued during 2Q14; GCC primary market account for 26.7% market share or US$17.7 billion of the total global new sukuk issuances in 1H14.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Janet Yellen is very different from any of her predecessors. She is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history; She sees the Fed's mission as a tool to promote progressive social policy.
date:Posted: July 28, 2014
QATAR. The potential in Indonesia is enormous and more rapid growth could generate opportunities for a number of foreign companies, says QNB Group report.
INTERNATIONAL. Another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia; The Cold War treaty, ratified in 1988, was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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