INTERNATIONAL. New organisation targeted to deliver full range of creative, integrated and accountable marketing programmes.
INTERNATIONAL. World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy threw down the gauntlet yesterday to ministers gathering for a crucial meeting, saying a deal must come in farm and industrial goods, or trade talks could fail.
INTERNATIONAL. As the Middle East’s premier loyalty programme, Air Miles has a reputation of profitably changing customer behaviour for its members.
INTERNATIONAL. The US-based Radiant Systems has reported a deal with Professional Solutions to offer Radiant restaurant and hospitality software in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE.
INTERNATIONAL. Brumby’s Bakeries, the speciality Australian bread retailer, will have stores opening across the Middle East after announcing it has signed up a master franchise in the region.
INTERNATIONAL. BI-ME talks to Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director of Portland, the UK company behind the designs and masterplanning of the region's largest mixed-use developments such as Mall of Arabia, Jumeirah Lake Towers and leading retailers such as Paris Gallery, Axiom Telecom, ABC, Dubai Duty Free and Abu Dhabi Duty Free.
INTERNATIONAL. The total production in the Arab countries in the 2005-2006 financial year crossed US$773 billion, about 2.2% of the world's production.
BAHRAIN. Many industries in Bahrain are set to take immediate advantage of the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, which comes into force this week.
INTERNATIONAL. Retailers today have a challenging job to find and consistently deliver a unique, sustainable and ultimately profitable value proposition for the right mix of shoppers. Operating in a world of global concepts and markets, increasingly they are having to look at neighbourhood characteristics in order to stay ahead.
INTERNATIONAL. The launch of skin rejuvenating Eiwa Confectionery from Japan has prompted a debate over functional foods.
INTERNATIONAL. Ponto Trançado, a high-end garments manufacturing facility from the Brazilian state of Goías, has started exporting to the UAE and Bahrain this year.
INTERNATIONAL. MH Alshaya Co has begun the second phase of its supply chain overhaul, which incorporates both supply chain planning and execution. Alshaya will use the Financial, Item and Assortment Planning components of Manhattan Associates' Integrated Planning Solutions.
INTERNATIONAL. Table art company is inviting potential franchise partners to consider investing in "a professionally enriching project with a good and quick return on investment."
INTERNATIONAL. New guidebook shares industry best practice.
INTERNATIONAL. First Bahrain project for EMKE Group will be a Lulu Hypermarket located at Dana Mall in the Seef District.
BAHRAIN. Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) this week unveiled its vision for Moda Mall, the company's ultra high-end extension to the existing Bahrain Commercial Complex.