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: May 3, 2016
QATAR. Fund announces the acquisition of minority stakes in the capital of BS Invest in Tunisia, Cap Retail in Morocco, and Investex Algérie in Algeria.
Posted: April 13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. US$100 million research and engineering program to develop 100 million mph mission to the stars within a generation.
Posted: April 9, 2016
UAE. With new grocery delivery app, users can shop from their supermarket in just a few clicks and receive their order at home in 30 minutes, on average.
Posted: March 17, 2016
UAE. Overall card spends in grew 9%; Increased domestic spending demonstrates resilience of UAE economy, says Network International; Restaurants (23%), clothing (4%) and hotels (4%).
Posted: March 3, 2016
UAE. 'Dubai Wholesale City' spanning 550 million sq feet will help increase the UAE's contribution to the global wholesale trade sector, expected to grow to US$4.9 trillion in the next five years.
Posted: February 25, 2016
UAE. These are extraordinary figures which provide evidence of Dubai's increasingly diversified economy, according to a Deloitte and MEED Project's new report.
Posted: February 16, 2016
UAE. specsaddict.com: "Our pricing structure allows customers the opportunity to purchase genuine, latest collection eyewear pieces from both designer and in-house brands, at affordable prices"
Posted: February 16, 2016
UAE. The company raises US$67 million with Al Tayyar Group as lead investor.
Posted: February 8, 2016
UAE. FY2015 rental income record 11% growth to US$ 815 million; Visitor arrivals to Emaar Malls assets in 2015 cross 124 million, an increase of 9% over 2014.
Posted: February 1, 2016
UAE. New partnerships with Wamda Capital, twofour54, and Endeavor Catalyst set to boost e-commerce segment.
Posted: January 30, 2016
UAE. d3 showcases smart services the district is deploying to benefit the sector.
Posted: January 28, 2016
UAE. "Despite plummeting oil prices and its impact on the economies in the Gulf, one of the region's retailers, the Lulu Group not only achieved revenue growth but it also managed to retain its position as one of the fastest growing retailers in the world."
Posted: January 27, 2016
UAE. Panel discussion at Abu Dhabi's Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to tackle water for food security issue.
Posted: January 20, 2016
UAE. Deloitte publishes latest Real Estate Predictions Dubai Report which provides an economic overview and review of Dubai's residential, hospitality, office and retail markets in 2015 and examines the latest trends and developments and what lies ahead for 2016.
Posted: January 20, 2016
UAE. Malls will allocate 20% of space to F&B retailers in ten years' time; Shoppers who eat spend 18% more overall; The UAE is expecting to add over 1,000 additional F&B outlets by 2018.

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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