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: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As Internet use spreads to older people, rural residents, and women, marketing and media companies face opportunities and challenges in evolving customer base, says new BCG report.
Posted: April 23, 2015
UAE. While we could - and are - finding efficiencies in the workplace from these devices, consideration must still be taken as to how wearables affect us as human beings.
Posted: April 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Hurt by an accounting scandal and a price war sparked by the march of discount groups, the supermarket wrote down the value of its business by 7 billion pounds to reflect restructuring charges and lower sales.
Posted: April 21, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed this information to the security forces to be on alert," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. Dubai designer and entrepreneur Catherine Granger has created classy yet edgy footwear label So Soulier, soon available at exclusive locations.
Posted: April 9, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Kudu is one of Saudi Arabia's favourite Quick Service Restaurant brands; The regional QSR sector is primed for further growth on attractive demographics, rising incomes.
Posted: April 8, 2015
UAE. Huge extensions to Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Mall; New heart for Deira with 16 towers aside 4.9 million sq ft mall.
Posted: April 4, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Bourjois has a portfolio of color cosmetic products that are sold through approximately 23,000 points of sale in more than 50 countries around the world.
Posted: March 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The watch is an attempt to compete with devices by consumer-electronics makers, particularly the much-hyped watch by Apple.
Posted: March 16, 2015
EGYPT. New malls, redevelopments and major expansions announced as part of the company's major investment plan.
Posted: March 13, 2015
UAE. Liv Store will be catering to the huge amount of women now taking up cycling; Entirely managed by women, including bicycle engineers, gear designers and retail specialists, the Liv experience has expanded rapidly.
Posted: March 11, 2015
UAE. By 2020 experts predict that e-commerce sales in the GCC are expected to touch US$41.5 billion, one of the highest growths across the industry worldwide; AWOK.com sees 500% increase in sales since inception in 2013.
Posted: March 10, 2015
UAE. Global market and consumer research company highlights latest food trends affecting new products development in Middle East as well as neuro research application for communication and media content testing.
Posted: March 10, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Apple Watch sport will start at US$349 for the smaller model. The standard version will start at US$549 and the high-end "Edition" watch will be priced from US$10,000.
Posted: March 9, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. CEO Tim Cook is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

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.
date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. As Internet use spreads to older people, rural residents, and women, marketing and media companies face opportunities and challenges in evolving customer base, says new BCG report.
date:Posted: April 23, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. Frost & Sullivan estimates Saudi Arabia will have a 4% weight in the Morgan Stanley Capital International emerging market index. This implies hundreds of billions of dollars would flow into investments.
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