Wednesday 1 June 2016

Lulu opens its first hypermarket in Indonesia

The UAE-based retail major Lulu Group marked its retail push into Indonesia with the opening of its first hypermarket in the country in capital Jakarta.   The group has already announced plans to invest $500 million and set up 10 hypermarkets in the next three years in the c


Malabar Gold & Diamonds wins Brand of the Year award

Malabar Gold & Diamonds Group has won the coveted 'Brand of the Year' award at the 12th annual Superbrands tribute event, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Sixty-two leading brands from the UAE were awarded Superbrands status and the


HTC showcases virtual reality suite at Arabnet

HTC, a pioneer in innovative smart technologies, is showcasing its virtual reality suite, HTC Vive, at Arabnet, the premier conference for digital business in the Middle East in Dubai, UAE. The demonstration will offer the digital industry the opportunity to understand the capabi


Majid Al Futtaim steps up customer service

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across Mena, is holding tailor-made training sessions to its staff to better assist customers and also improve internal working relationships. The company is offering a specially designed 20-hour training pro


LuLu to open 12 more hypermarket in Saudi Arabia

LuLu Group, the UAE-based regional retail major, plans to open 12 more hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia by 2018, it has been revealed. The announcement was made following the inauguration of a new branch in Jeddah, LuLu’s 125th hypermarket and seventh in Saudi Arabia, a report


Oris rolls out new Swiss luxury watches

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Oris has launched its new bold and trendy Artix Skeleton collection, the latest addition to its Artix line of contemporary watches. Oris’s latest skeletonised watch brings elements of both classical and contemporary watchmaking together, comb


UAE-based UNIKAI taps into Qatari FMCG market

United Kaipara Dairies (UNIKAI), one of the largest fast moving consumer good (FMCG) companies in the UAE, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Foods & Services, to make available UNIKAI products in the Qatari FMCG. The deal was signed in Doha by Mana Moh


Marks & Spencers opens new store in Ibn Battuta Mall

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has a real treat lined up for its UAE customers with the official opening of its brand new store at Dubai's Ibn Battuta Mall – the first store in the UAE to feature its new premium boutique shopping experience. Sahar Milani, M&S regional mark


ME cities among top 15 global retail hotspots

One-third of the top 15 global retail cities are located in the Middle East region, according to JLL’s destination retail report, which looks at the leading cities worldwide for retailing. JLL’s recent report shows 50 major global cities have risen to the top of the l


Canon unveils new consumer products

Ahead of the summer travel period for many local residents, Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions today, has unveiled a stunning collection of new consumer products while celebrating the very best in self-portraiture photography.   The latest collection of product

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