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: July 9, 2014
UAE. Dubai developper announces a net profit increase of 54% compared to the same period in 2013 on strong revenue from property development together with improving performance in Nakheel's retail, leasing and leisure businesses.
Posted: July 7, 2014
UAE. The unveiling of The Mall of the World will form part of a strengthening mall development pipeline. "I see this as Dubai's answer to London's Oxford Street and Paris' Champs Elysee."
Posted: July 7, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Kingdom initiates a drive to encourage business to invest in farming operations abroad; Exhibitors from 40 countries to showcase latest industry solutions and trends at upcoming edition.
Posted: July 6, 2014
UAE. Temperature-controlled pedestrian city; Project to develop the world's largest mall, largest indoor park, cultural theatres and wellness resorts with a capacity to host over 180 million visitors annually.
Posted: July 1, 2014
JORDAN. Ibrahim Muasher and his partners have created a concept café that roasts fresh coffee beans on the premises every week, the first of its kind in Jordan.
Posted: June 27, 2014
JORDAN. AFED Food Security report aims to provide an overview of the state of agricultural resources in Arab countries.
Posted: June 27, 2014
UAE. Two new stores to open before year's end as part of a multi-dimensional strategy to expand Juicy Couture across international markets.
Posted: June 23, 2014
UAE. The Company's new strategy highlighting its plans to become a sustainability front runner in the Middle East is outlined in its 2013 Sustainability Report.
Posted: June 19, 2014
UAE. Combined revenues for the top 500 stand at US$383.67 billion, while net profits reach US$71.68 billion; Industrials sector records the highest volume of companies with 107 entries.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Building a sound, robust investment environment is crucial for boosting institutional investor confidence in the regional markets."
date:Posted: September 17, 2014
UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
date:Posted: September 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The upcoming Scottish election, whichever way it goes, demonstrates the enormous power of the desire for national self-determination. If it can corrode the British union, it can corrode anything.
UAE. "Prospects for economic growth in the Gulf region remain healthy for the next few years. We expect most Gulf banks to continue to benefit from robust corporate activity and consumer consumption over the next 18-24 months."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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