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 1, 2015
UAE. New leadership structure will support the company's ambitious growth plans within the MENA region.
Posted: June 25, 2015
UAE. EZHeights.com has launched Barter Shop to encourage exchange of goods and services.
Posted: June 23, 2015
UAE. Trussbridge arranges and participates in its first investment in the consumer food sector in North America; La Maison Cannelle is a leading artisanal Gluten-Free food products manufacturer based in Quebec.
Posted: June 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. BeBop smart fabric sensor company recognized for commercially scalable solutions for global OEMs & best practices.
Posted: June 6, 2015
UAE. More than 65,000 users of the app benefit from offers across 15 countries.
Posted: June 2, 2015
UAE. UAE among Top 10 Global Retail Destinations in the 2015 A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index; Luxury brands are adapting their strategies to succeed in diverse and evolving emerging markets.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. Scottish designer Catherine Granger's in-demand footwear are causing a stir with traditional tartan soles, red hot wedding glamour and bespoke engraving.
Posted: June 1, 2015
UAE. A survey conducted by global market research company YouGov and Transform magazine on brand perceptions in the GCC found that over two-thirds (71%) of professionals working in the field of marketing, advertising or branding believe brand owners in the region still lag behind their international counterparts.
Posted: May 28, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Further growth expected in cosmetics and personal care sector; Latest statistics suggest sales of skincare products in Saudi Arabia are expected to reach US$502.9 million in 2015.
Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. 89% of UAE consumers are more likely to buy from e-commerce platforms that personalise their content.
Posted: May 26, 2015
UAE. New signing brings authentic sports memorabilia to the UAE, with exclusive rights for FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Posted: May 25, 2015
UAE. Deals in healthcare, oil and gas, petrochemicals and consumer goods are being considered, according to the firm's CEO; "Our aspiration is to be a US$5 billion - US$10 billion asset manager.
Posted: May 19, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. After extensive negotiations between AHAB and the Steering Committee, the Company will present an enhanced settlement proposal at a Claimants' meeting to be held in Dubai on June 2nd.
Posted: May 18, 2015
UAE. Dubai has a presence of 55.7% of international retailers followed by Shanghai with 53.4%; Abu Dhabi ranks third place in top target market by new entrants; London retains top position as international shopping destination.
Posted: May 13, 2015
UAE. BPC Banking Technologies to spotlight payment solutions tailored to the needs of the Middle East's payments industry at Cards & Payments ME event.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. The price action of Dubai's real estate market will be greatly influenced by the rate of completion of on-going projects. If the rate falls below 60%, the lopsidedness will cause prices to trend upwards.
date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. PA Consulting Group says failure to grasp how to communicate with this entrepreneurial group of people may threaten the survival of organisations reluctant to change; Three-point strategy to help regional employers avoid shortage of new talent in new era of digital revolution.
date:Posted: July 7, 2015
UAE. Central Bank of Malaysia, one of the largest issuers of sukuk worldwide, stopped issuing earlier this year; The pullback saw total sukuk issuance drop by 42.5% compared with the same period a year earlier.
UAE. PA Consulting Group says failure to grasp how to communicate with this entrepreneurial group of people may threaten the survival of organisations reluctant to change; Three-point strategy to help regional employers avoid shortage of new talent in new era of digital revolution.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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