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: January 25, 2015
UAE. Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.
Posted: January 23, 2015
UAE. Minelab opens US$2 million 'Gold divison' state-of-the-art retail facility in Dubai; will act as a regional base and a well-connected transit hub for the movement of Minelab people and products across Africa.
Posted: January 19, 2015
UAE. DANONE recently decided to consolidate their business for 2015 across three major divisions - dairy, water, and Nutricia early-life products.
Posted: January 5, 2015
UAE. Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) report calls for effective public-private partnerships to close the "food gap".
Posted: December 24, 2014
UAE. Business students from local UAE universities choose airports and airlines, software companies and the FMCG sector as their preferred places to find a career.
Posted: December 22, 2014
TUNISIA. Investment enabled expansion of Company's North African footprint and increased product range; Construction of new state-of-the-art production plant to further improve long-term growth prospects.
Posted: December 12, 2014
UAE. Three-day event with Santa Claus and snow-filled sparkle.
Posted: December 11, 2014
UAE. DDFC welcomes designers to their first community event with industry experts to outline the importance of designers in building a solid business case for growth.
Posted: December 8, 2014
UAE. Mars GCC invests US$60 million to further expand Jebel Ali Free Zone factory with new SNICKERS line and US$80 million in new manufacturing facility in King Abdullah City, KSA.
Posted: December 3, 2014
UAE. 60% of UAE online shoppers purchasing from overseas websites, and over a third (36%) of online adults anticipating they will begin to or increase their online cross-border shopping in the next 12 months.
Posted: December 2, 2014
UAE. Arabic inspired photo frame set to capture limelight at Middle East's most influential jewellery event.
Posted: December 1, 2014
UAE. Research by ValuStrat Consulting reveals that retail space in premium malls in Dubai has now reached an average rental rate AED6,000 (US$1,635) per sq-m per annum; Waiting lists for space in The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, with demand presently outstripping supply.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. EC Harris provided project management including health and safety services and cost management across all 20 screen cinemas for Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Quick-service favourite commended for convenience, speed, and accessibility
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. An increasing number of UAE retailers are pulling all stops to to identify and recruit the next generation of market-savvy leaders, in preparation for Expo 2020.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. "Arab cinema industry must get more commercial and international," says Mohamed Hefzy, the award winning Egyptian producer and director; More investment is needed in Arab entertainment sector to enable the players to raise the bar, according to Fortress Capital Investments.
date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The rally in crude oil and related products continues, and during the week it helped offset losses in industrial and precious metals, leaving the BBG Commodity Index flat.
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