Wednesday 10 February 2016

Six ‘mobile’ ways for UAE retailers to retain shoppers

Mobile phones have a powerful role in the in-store shopping experience, said an industry expert, highlighting the biggest takeaways that will give retailers in UAE an insight into what they need to do to attract and retain customers. 1.    Retail mobile apps can be


Viva, Alshaya launch partner’s redemption programme

Viva Bahrain has unveiled its exclusive tie-up with Alshaya Group, offering customers the opportunity to use their earned points in Viva Rewards at more than 30 recognised retail brands offered by the franchise group in the kingdom.   It is a major initiative to


Cigarette tariffs to be raised in Bahrain

A cigarette shortage was reported by shops and supermarkets after it was confirmed that Bahrain had raised import duty on alcohol and tobacco – a move that is expected to drive up prices in the market. Information, Parliament and Shura Affairs Minister and official government spokesman


Binzagr Unilever wins award for sustainability initiatives

Binzagr Unilever, the Saudi Arabian arm of a leading fast moving consumer goods companies, has won the King Khalid Award in the 'Responsible Competitiveness' category for 2015.   The company was also named a leader in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability In


200 brands for World Franchise Forum in Dubai

More than 200 franchise brands will be participating or represented by World Franchise Associates (WFA) at the upcoming World Franchise Forum & Expo in Dubai, UAE. The 8th edition of the event will be held on February 16 and 17 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai. Brands from the US, C


Bahrain retail sector’s growth role highlighted

Bahrain’s retail sector continues to make a substantial contribution to the economy by creating jobs and attracting regional and international investments, the Crown Prince said yesterday (February 7). His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme C


Sony unveils new mirrorless camera

Sony has introduced the latest addition to its line-up of mirrorless cameras – the ‘α6300’, during an exclusive event hosted by Miami celebrity iconic portrait photographer Brian Smith. Sponsored by Sony the event entitled ‘Secrets to Great Portraits


Emaar Malls 2015 profit jumps 23pc to $451m

Emaar Malls, the retail business majority-owned by property developer Emaar Properties, recorded a net profit of Dh1.656 billion ($451 million) for 2015, as against Dh1.351 billion in the previous year, a rise of 23 per cent. Financial year 2015 (FY2015) rental income recorded a


Lulu to open seven more hypermarkets in Oman

Middle East's retail major Lulu Group has announced plans to open seven more hypermarkets in Oman in the next two years. The announcement was made by Yusuffali MA, chairman of Lulu, following the opening a new hypermarket in Suwaiq, a coastal town in the north east of the sul


Pavers England plans $50m GCC expansion

Pavers England, an established heritage brand shoe store and a joint venture between UK based $250 million Pavers and the $1.25 billion Foresight Group, is set to open two stores in the UAE, with plans to further expand into the wider GCC market.   With the inte

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