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$16 billion in sales in total. The larger of t
Posted: June 22, 2017
LEBANON. The EuroMena Funds acquires minority stake in leading diversified retailer in Morocco; Proceeds to fund expansion.
Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Kodak Alaris' Information Management division (IM) has revamped its channel partner programme, introducing a number of new sales tools, incentives and technical resources designed to support its partners.
Posted: June 20, 2017
UAE. The leading mobile marketplace of second hand women fashion items in Turkey has raised a total of US$ 5 million to date.
Posted: June 20, 2017
UAE. Retail Disruption - what's the outlook for the Middle East? Mobile, social customer engagement, secure platforms, loyalty and showroom experience cited as key investment themes for retailers this year.
Posted: June 14, 2017
UAE. Startups took on average 7 years to exit from founding; E-commerce, Media and F&B were the hottest making up 55% of exits; 45% of startups exited to MENA based acquirers.
Posted: May 25, 2017
UAE. Emaar Malls to acquire 51% of leading fashion e-commerce retailer in the Middle East in an all-cash transaction.
Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Swicorp was involved throughout the entire process - from origination to due diligence, to deal structuring and negotiations of transactional documentations.
Posted: April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As consumption triples to US$4 trillion over next decade, wealthy householders will represent biggest share of spending; Urbanization and more nuclear and digital households will also shape new spending patterns.
Posted: April 11, 2017
UAE. Retailers need to get in shape to meet consumer demand for a fast fashion fix, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion.
Posted: March 23, 2017
UAE. New report discusses the growth prospects for private sector players across six focus sectors, including agriculture, the social sector (includes health & education), manufacturing, retail, financial services and connectivity (covering transport & communication).
Posted: March 21, 2017
UAE. Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture introduces new horizons for renewable marine resources to support innovative, sustainable food production in GCC.
Posted: March 15, 2017
UAE. Group to open 30 stores in 5 years; Total projected retail areas to reach 3.2 million square feet by 2021
Posted: March 13, 2017
UAE. Open Innovations Theatre at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) highlight best ideas and products.
Posted: February 28, 2017
UAE. Just as challenges have come to characterize the region's business landscape, so too have a wealth of technological advances that are rapidly changing the regional retail sector.
Posted: February 26, 2017
UAE. Deloitte Global report finds retailers achieve steady growth despite challenging global economy; We are now living in the customer-driven economy

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
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