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$16 billion in sales in total. The larger of t
Posted: November 24, 2015
UAE. Inaugural SIAL World Summit addresses innovation as GCC consumer food imports from US increase by 7% in 2014.
Posted: November 18, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. 31 major debt deals completed in 2015, excluding sovereign issuance; Largest deal was Aster DM Healthcare's acquisition of 57% stake in Sanad Hospital; Saudi debt deals, excluding sovereign issuance, totalled US$ 32.4bn in Q1-Q3.
Posted: November 17, 2015
UAE. The highly evolving retail market in UAE, not only has grown to be the first shopping destination in the region but it continues to attract shoppers and retailers alike from around the globe.
Posted: November 15, 2015
UAE. A digital customer experience revolution will rejuvenate bricks-and-mortar retailing, but stores must start on the back foot.
Posted: November 13, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Jeddah hosts Saudi International Sport & Fitness Exhibition in November.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Goal to increase women's representation at Board level across the GCC; A focus on the compelling economic and business case for gender balance; Support GCC public and private organisations to increase leadership participation by women.
Posted: November 12, 2015
UAE. Network International report based on credit and debit card transactions; Top three tourist spenders continue steady growth: US (15%), Saudi (29%) and UK (17%); Luxury takes a fall.
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. New York restaurant begins Gulf expansion in Dubai; Fast casual dining emerging as priority segment for the group.
Posted: November 9, 2015
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Weaker growth was partly driven by a slight fall in business activity at travel & tourism companies, while both construction and wholesale & retail sub-sectors registered slower increases in activity in October.
Posted: November 6, 2015
UAE. The investment of US$4 million will be used to accelerate the company's growth and expand its services across the Middle East and other emerging markets.
Posted: November 4, 2015
Dubai WoodShow scheduled for April 2016 will see major expansion, reflecting the growth in the domestic furniture sector and increase in demand for imported timber from global and regional markets.
Posted: November 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Many hard-won supply-chain gains are being neutralized by external challenges. A New GMA/Boston Consulting Group report reveals six top supply-chain trends and how some CPG companies are surmounting the obstacles.
Posted: October 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Africa is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing; Significant opportunities for retail-focused businesses.
Posted: October 28, 2015
UAE. Parisian tearoom's hot chocolate concoction was a firm favourite of style icon Coco Chanel.
Posted: October 28, 2015
BAHRAIN. The first of its kind in Bahrain and the GCC; 8 units available totaling 2,000 sqm of leasable space; Spaces ranging from 250 sqm to 300 sqm.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 4, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The climate has rarely been so favourable to a resolution of the conflict. The chaos that is sweeping the Middle East has been a game-changer in relation to Israel and the Arab countries.
date:Posted: May 4, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The manager/directors of any company that is incorporated in Saudi Arabia should start to consider what changes may need to be made to the company's articles of association or bylaws.
date:Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging and startup digital banking platform technologies key to success of digital initiatives; incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements.
SAUDI ARABIA. The manager/directors of any company that is incorporated in Saudi Arabia should start to consider what changes may need to be made to the company's articles of association or bylaws.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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