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 8, 2016
UAE. The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers; UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015.
Posted: December 1, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. More consumers are now purchasing products and services online than in store, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Review; As customer journeys are getting more complex, customer experience is fast becoming an important tool for differentiation.
Posted: November 27, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. To introduce Puma Fragrances BodySprays, L'Oreal launches with Buzzman a digital campaign where Antoine Griezmann helps you being on top.
Posted: November 25, 2016
UAE. Smart technology to prevent people from getting lost in mega venues.
Posted: November 24, 2016
UAE. As throngs of discerning shoppers flock to the high street and online shopping carts are filled to the brim, cybercriminals are busy preparing their wares to take advantage of the high sales period.
Posted: November 21, 2016
UAE. World-renowned artist to create unique jewellery of debuting designers.
Posted: November 17, 2016
UAE. The company which has introduced a year-round supply of locally grown produce to the UAE market sold under the Elite Harvest brand, is displaying a selection of its fresh produce grown in the UAE, Serbia and Morocco.
Posted: November 16, 2016
UAE. Recognition for his commitment and contribution to furniture and design industry.
Posted: November 14, 2016
UAE. Digital commerce and predictive customer analytics are converting economic pressures into opportunities for the retail sector.
Posted: October 27, 2016
UAE. Conference offered networking opportunities, practitioner-led workshops and keynote speeches from many of the top procurement and sourcing professionals across the globe.
Posted: October 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. People who use social media apparently aren't really looking to do their shopping there, and brands have found more success advertising on Facebook than actually trying to sell there.
Posted: October 26, 2016
UAE. In his new role, Sofyan Hamadouche will be in charge of developing business in collaboration with each of De Rigo's partners in the region.
Posted: October 23, 2016
UAE. Designer brands from international fashion houses showcased at optical industry trade show in Dubai.
Posted: October 23, 2016
UAE. SOUQ.com has taken a significant stake in the company as a strategic investor with a view to further expand its offering in the fast growing FMCG and grocery categories.
Posted: October 19, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Largest quarterly increase for 18 months; Optimism driven by confidence in job security, up 6% since Q2, according to the latest Consumer Tracker from Deloitte.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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