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: December 12, 2014
UAE. Three-day event with Santa Claus and snow-filled sparkle.
Posted: December 11, 2014
UAE. DDFC welcomes designers to their first community event with industry experts to outline the importance of designers in building a solid business case for growth.
Posted: December 8, 2014
UAE. Mars GCC invests US$60 million to further expand Jebel Ali Free Zone factory with new SNICKERS line and US$80 million in new manufacturing facility in King Abdullah City, KSA.
Posted: December 3, 2014
UAE. 60% of UAE online shoppers purchasing from overseas websites, and over a third (36%) of online adults anticipating they will begin to or increase their online cross-border shopping in the next 12 months.
Posted: December 2, 2014
UAE. Arabic inspired photo frame set to capture limelight at Middle East's most influential jewellery event.
Posted: December 1, 2014
UAE. Research by ValuStrat Consulting reveals that retail space in premium malls in Dubai has now reached an average rental rate AED6,000 (US$1,635) per sq-m per annum; Waiting lists for space in The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, with demand presently outstripping supply.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. EC Harris provided project management including health and safety services and cost management across all 20 screen cinemas for Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas.
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. Quick-service favourite commended for convenience, speed, and accessibility
Posted: November 25, 2014
UAE. An increasing number of UAE retailers are pulling all stops to to identify and recruit the next generation of market-savvy leaders, in preparation for Expo 2020.
Posted: November 24, 2014
UAE. International Autumn Trade Fair, now branded as "Smart Living"; UAE's retail sales crossed US$66 billion in 2013, according to A.T. Kearney Global Retail Development Index.
Posted: November 19, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is the single-largest food market in the Gulf, accounting for more than 60% of the region's total food consumption.
Posted: November 17, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Fawaz Alhokair Group plans to raise US$2 billion from the initial public offering of its Arabian Centres malls unit, surpassing a similar sale by rival Dubai operator Emaar Properties.
Posted: November 14, 2014
OMAN. A key element in food security, agrobiodiversity has become an issue of increasing international concern in recent years, as a rapidly growing world population has already begun to impact on food demand.
Posted: November 10, 2014
UAE. The new Solana collection is inspired directly from the brightness and warmth of the sun which is pictured in the name translating into "sunny spot" in Spanish.
Posted: November 6, 2014
UAE. Doors will open to the public for the first time at 10.00 a.m. on 19th November, days ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 19, 2014
UAE. As a gateway of opportunity for Asia, Dubai has a key role in driving growth momentum; Between 2010 and 2013, GCC-China trade grew faster than with any other significant trade partner.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A new analysis presents the key trends that will transform the global market over the next decade and beyond.
date:Posted: December 18, 2014
UAE. International tourism and a stronger middle class are shaping luxury trends, including luxury experiences and alternative luxury channels, with a focus on the consumer rather than geography.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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