Thursday 29 September 2016

Global players for Middle East Retail Forum

Leading regional and international retailers have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Middle East Retail Forum 2016 (MRF) in Dubai, UAE. The fifth edition of the forum will be held on October 11 and 12 at the Conrad Hotel. The event will host discussions


Connected devices ‘influencing UAE retail market’

With consumers in the UAE now owning at least three connected devices at one time, mobile technology is having a profound influence on purchase decisions, said an industry expert citing Google’s latest Connected Consumer Survey. UAE businesses that do not embrace mobile tec


Samsung showcases HDTVs at IFA 2016 in Berlin

Samsung showcased its SUHD TVs with Quantum dot display incorporating video, lighting and musical elements designed by a team of rising German artists at IFA 2016, a consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. The installation, entitled The Origin of Quantum Dot, is a stained g


Gitex Shopper set to showcase top 2-in-1 laptops

With their functionality, flexibility and mobility, 2–in–1 convertible laptops are one of the fastest growing devices in the industry according to PCMag, and Gitex Shopper will be showcasing the latest models when it opens next month. Taking place from October 1 to 8


Apple in enterprise push with Deloitte tie-up

Apple and Deloitte announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales. Apple and Deloitte announced a partnership on Wednesday in wh


Oman signs deal to set up Iranian Bazaar

Oman and Iran have signed an agreement to establish Iranian Bazaar showcasing a variety of Iranian products in the wilayat of Barka in South Batinah, a report said. The bazaar will be built on an area of 40,000 sq m, added the Times of Oman report. The agr


Abraaj Group acquires stake in Mexican fashion footwear firm

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, today announced the acquisition, through its Funds, of a significant minority stake in Capa de Ozono (CDO), a leading fashion footwear designer, distributor and retailer in Mexico. Capa de Ozono was establis


MEPS launches wireless system for POS devices

Middle East Payment Services (MEPS), a leading payment services provider, has launched the Apex Electronic Cash Register (Apex-ECR) wireless integration system for its POS devices at various stores and retailers across Jordan.  This step was taken in line with its ongoing ef


Mall of Qatar to create 8,000 new jobs

Mall of Qatar,  top shopping, entertainment and dining destination worth QR5.4 billion ($1.48 billion), will generate about 8,000 new jobs nationwide, said experts ahead of the soft opening of the mega facility. Mall of Qatar is opening its doors to the public in the last qu


Tecno Mobile debuts in Mideast with 2 new Smartphones

Tecno Mobile, a leading Chinese manufacturer of high-end smartphones and feature phones, has entered the Middle East market with the launch of two new phones. The company is introducing to the market the newest variants of its flagship phone series, Android operated Phantom 6 and

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