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: February 5, 2014
UAE. The Reebok Delta symbol represents "the positive and transformative change that fitness can have on a person's life."
Posted: February 5, 2014
UAE. Kantar reveals four golden rules for growing global brands; Insight from brands in 32 countries, comprising 823 million households across food, beverage, health, beauty and homecare sectors.
Posted: February 4, 2014
UAE. Fashion Accessories brand launched the first ever fashion focused crowdinvesting campaign.
Posted: February 3, 2014
UAE. Many points of view were floated on the different aspects of managing the cash cycle and the perceived power of the customer and how to mitigate and protect the company cash flow.
Posted: January 28, 2014
UAE. Account Director Rania Kfoury will be handling all PR activities for the brand regionally including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
Posted: January 27, 2014
UAE. Award in recognition of it being one of the most progressive luxury retail chains in the MENA region.
Posted: January 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The ground-breaking brand ranking reveals that thirteen global brands are being chosen by consumers more than one billion times a year; Penetration, frequency and innovation must top marketing agendas.
Posted: January 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Abraaj acquisition made in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Turkey's Yörük family.
Posted: January 17, 2014
UAE. Working with adidas, Luxottica and Tommy Hilfiger, SAP envisions bringing a new fashion solution to the marketplace that will better enable fashion brands to manufacture their products and sell them to retailers and consumers using one single, vertical solution.
Posted: January 15, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. YouGov's proprietary BrandIndex tool assesses the daily brand health of more than 500 brands across 25 sectors in the Saudi Arabia.
Posted: January 9, 2014
UAE. Up to 160 outlets to be opened over the next five years; Jim Joy appointed to lead expansion in New York.
Posted: December 24, 2013
UAE. New Joint Venture strengthens Coty's footprint and go-to Market capabilities in the UAE.
Posted: December 18, 2013
UAE. Denial of Service (DDoS) is the top threat facing online merchants today. This is followed by app store fraud and mobile malware that captures account credentials.
Posted: December 16, 2013
UAE. With an import value of US$4 billion, the UAE represents 0.8% of the world's total imports, according the "International trade statistics 2013" report published by WTO.
Posted: December 9, 2013
UAE. BRIC nations lag behind as retail programmes boom in Middle Eastern and Western markets, finds EC Harris in its second annual global retail study.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. Apartments sector witnessed increase of 29% whilst villa rentals have grown by 15% year on year; Over the next four years roughly 65,000 new residential units penned for completion.
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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