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 24, 2014
UAE. Overall group revenue up 14% year-on-year to AED 12.8 billion for H1 2014; Successful opening of the Mall of the Emirates Fashion District; Issued its first 10 year US$$500 million bond.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Yas Mall to house new shopping concept set to be the largest department store in the region comprising 200,000 square feet of prime retail space.
Posted: July 14, 2014
UAE. Dubai developer signs agreement with UNEC and Actco; Construction is expected to begin soon.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The world is well aware of the concerns around terrorism and Nigeria's ongoing struggle with poverty. However the report finds that Nigeria has the potential to expand its economy by roughly 7.1% per year through 2030.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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