Tuesday 16 September 2014

Record pre-orders for new iPhones

Apple said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but man


Ecco unveils concept store at Dubai Mall

Ecco, a Danish footwear and leather goods brand, recently unveiled its new premium concept store at the Dubai Mall. The new Ecco store features the signature Scandinavian aesthetic of the house, using minimalist design in wood and stone finishing to capture the Nordic essence of


Spinneys to launch 300 own-label products globally

Spinneys, a leading retailer in the Middle East, plans to launch more than 300 consumer and food private label products for export to global markets, predominantly in Asia, Africa and Mena. This initiative is a result of the success of these products in Spinneys branches across t


371 weapons sold on first day of Adihex

The 2014 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) has received a very positive response on its first day, revealing sales of up to 371 weapons, amounting to Dh3.5 million ($967709). Colonel Hamid Al Afrit, head of the Weapons and Explosives Department at


Dubai retailer Marka to list shares on Sept 25

Dubai retailing and restaurants group Marka will list its shares on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on September 25 in the market's first flotation for five years, the company said on Saturday. New share issues dried up in Dubai when its financial crisis erupted five years a


Samsung beats Apple tablet sales in ME

Samsung Electronics has taken the lead over Apple in terms of tablet shipments into the Middle East and African market. Samsung placed first with 862,000 units shipped in while Apple managed to bring in 622,000 units, according to the latest figures released by International Data Corpo


MECSC prepares for top retail event

The Mena Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards 2014 has witnessed a 400 per cent increase in participation this year as compared to its inception in 2011. The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC), the regional trade body representing the retail industry in Middle East and Nort


Supercars, futuristic products at 'Big Boys Toys'

The upcoming ‘Big Boys Toys 2014’ show in Dubai, UAE, will host one of the most extravagant gatherings of the world’s leading brands in marine, cars and adventure sports. Taking place from October 3 to 5 at Skydive Dubai, Big Boys Toys offers an unparalleled exp


Retail makeover as millennials follow own beat

Alison LePard, a 19-year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers. So she does a lot of mixing and matching. "I don't blindly follow what they put out," LePard


Apple unveils smartwatch, larger iPhones

Apple unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as chief executive officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation. The first new product to be developed and introduced under Cook's rei

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