Tuesday 27 January 2015

Paris Gallery plans major regional expansion

Paris Gallery, the flagship retail brand of the Paris Gallery Group of Companies, the leading luxury retailer in the GCC, is set to expand with new stores in the region, backed by major plans to refurbish existing branches, its CEO said. “A new Paris Gallery and Watch Galle


Salma’s Chocolates launches website and online store

Oman’s premium chocolatiers Salma’s Chocolates has officially launched its new website to compliment its current on and off-line marketing efforts. Created by Masaar Marketing Solutions, a team of young Omani web designers, the site was developed with the end-user&rsq


Samsung unveils next-gen smartwatch

Samsung recently unveiled the Samsung Gear S, a next generation wearable device which extends the smartphone experience to the wrist. Launched alongside the Galaxy Note 4, the Gear S allows users to read notifications and messages at a single glance and instantly reply to incomin


Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent Dubai retailers

Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza. Every January, Dubai is decked out in lights, banners and roadside ornaments h


Samsung main chip supplier for next iPhone

South Korea's Samsung Electronics will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will be responsible for around 75 per cent of t


Minelab opens gold trading facility in Dubai

Minelab, a world leader in providing metal detecting technologies, has opened a state-of-the-art gold retail facility in Dubai, UAE representing a major advancement for the ‘Gold’ division of the company. The Dh7.5 million ($2 million) Minelab MEA General Trading faci


Marka, UEFA to launch concept store in Abu Dhabi

Marka, the first UAE-listed retail and hospitality company, has teamed up with UEFA, European football’s governing body, to build the region's first ‘UEFA Champions League Experience’ concept stores across the Middle East in Abu Dhabi. The first UEFA Champio


British retail sales post surprise gain

British retail sales unexpectedly rose in December as shoppers flocked to supermarkets and bought more fuel as oil prices fell, providing a boost for the country's economic recovery that has shown signs of softening. Economists had expected sales to be weaker after a US-style


Waitrose to open supermarket at new Nakheel mall

Nakheel, a leading Dubai-based developer, today confirmed high-end British supermarket chain Waitrose as the first anchor tenant at Al Khail Avenue, its new mall to be constructed at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle. Waitrose will occupy 35,000 sq ft at the new shopping, d


Mace to manage development of Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

National Real Estate Company (NREC), a leading Mena real estate developer, has appointed international consultants Mace to project manage the development of Abu Dhabi's new entertainment, dining and shopping destination - Reem Mall.  Reem Mall, developed in partnership with Ku

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