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: June 18, 2014
UAE. UAE claims fourth spot in the 2014 A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index, its highest ranking ever; Growth lead by construction and infrastructure boom, growing and young population, strong GDP growth, and increasing consumer confidence and spending.
Posted: June 14, 2014
UAE. The projected growth of manpower demand within the UAE's retail sector results from exponential growth across the industry as a whole; The UAE is the most mature retail market in the GCC.
Posted: June 12, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Enhanced credit card penetration, secure payment systems contribute to increase in Q1 of 2014, according to estimates by Visa.
Posted: June 11, 2014
UAE. Emaar plans to raise as much as US$2.45 billion from an initial public offering of the retail unit later this year.
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. Dubai is the leading physical gold market with over 40% of the world's gold passing through the Emirate;
Posted: June 9, 2014
UAE. Family firms are the backbone of the Gulf economies, generating an estimated 80% of non-oil GDP; the next generation is going to inherit large often supra-regional businesses; Global statistics however suggest that only 15% generate value in their third generation.
Posted: June 5, 2014
UAE. Reinforces presence in Dubai Festival City Mall with simultaneous launch of Centrepoint, Max and Emax.
Posted: June 4, 2014
UAE. The increase of e-commerce as a retail option is an exciting growth area for the UAE. A clear and consistent legislative and regulatory framework will inevitably assist this growth.
Posted: June 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A fund focused on the six GCC countries will target sale-and-leaseback deals for shopping centers, warehouses and infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
Posted: June 2, 2014
UAE. Al-Futtaim signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Riyadh-based Kayannat Real Estate Company; US$1.6 billion Al Diriyah Festival City commences construction shortly.
Posted: June 1, 2014
UAE. Emaar said the loan is repayable in seven years and carries a profit rate of 1.75% over the London interbank offered rate (Libor); The funds are provided on an equal basis by three Dubai lenders.
Posted: May 30, 2014
UAE. Strong exhibitor response with new business generated; Wide range of product launches by international majors at exhibition.
Posted: May 30, 2014
UAE. Aon Hewitt's survey reviewed human resources practices in over 18 industries across the region through surveying over 30,000 employees.
Posted: May 30, 2014
EGYPT. Jumia's "Shop-in-shop" set to propel retail businesses forward, through access to its own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods.
Posted: May 29, 2014
UAE. Consumer goods suppliers in UAE and Saudi Arabia identify million dollars-worth of potential savings annually.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 2, 2014
UAE. The top ten most influential brands headquartered in the UAE based on engagement among LinkedIn's membership of 313 million professionals; Leading UAE airlines are the top two brands, Etihad Airways tops ranking.
date:Posted: September 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. strategic conception must evolve away from seeing these conflicts as distinct theaters into seeing them as different aspects of the same theater: the Black Sea.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
UAE. The top ten most influential brands headquartered in the UAE based on engagement among LinkedIn's membership of 313 million professionals; Leading UAE airlines are the top two brands, Etihad Airways tops ranking.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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