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 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.
Posted: October 28, 2015
UAE. Region's most important trade show for F&B manufacturing highlights innovations in industry.
Posted: October 26, 2015
UAE. New segments, line extensions, technology and services showcased at region's key trade show.
Posted: October 22, 2015
UAE. Shoppers in the Emirates exposed to brands from around globe to more concentrated degree than consumers in other markets, and show greater willingness to form strong emotional connections with brand, according to the MBLM Brand Intimacy 2015 Report.
Posted: October 17, 2015
UAE. Developer confirms builders for shopping and dining hubs at Deira Islands, Warsan Village and Jumeirah Village.
Posted: October 16, 2015
UAE. Retail success in global cities depends on a tailored approach; "Dubai boasts around 3 million square meters of retail GLA while another million is anticipated entering the market over the next three years."
Posted: October 15, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Alsaghyir Holding survey reveals that a large majority of Saudis are not able to save, either because of rising prices or due to poor money management skills with the latter accounting for the largest group of non-savers.
Posted: October 15, 2015
UAE. "Fashion Capital 5" pays tribute to iconic looks from each decade, in celebration of the mall's 10th anniversary; First-ever hologram show in the Middle East runs until October 15.
Posted: October 15, 2015
UAE. Hospitality and retail sectors two of Middle East's fastest-growing for audiovisual technology, from digital signage to guest room automation.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 12, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
date:Posted: February 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Although we anticipate some strain on Gulf banks' funding and liquidity this year, good asset quality and strong capitalization remain positive factors."
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
INTERNATIONAL. A Syria in which the regime and IS, rather than other rebel groups, are the only real domestic players turns Bashar al-Assad into a pivotal cog in the fight against jihadism. That is something Saudi Arabia cannot allow to happen. To turn the tide, it needs a United States that is engaged and willing to do its bit.
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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