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‘An action plan could help consumer goods companies navigate Covid-19’

Tom De Waele, a partner with Bain & Company and the Managing Director of Bain Middle East, says an action plan can help consumer goods...
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b8ta and Chalhoub Group bring next-gen retail to the UAE with official store launch...

  Partnership with local retail powerhouse sees first b8ta store outside of the US launched in Dubai Mall  Exciting new experiential store concept revitalizes...
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UAE Banks Offer AED 50.4 Billion Financial Support to Retail in 9 Months

The United Arab Emirate banks provided AED 50.4 billion financial support to retail commerce in the first nine months of 2019. The data, released by the Central...
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Retail Apocalypse Will Confront a New Crop of CEOs in 2020

(Bloomberg Opinion) --Many of the retail industry’s challenges in 2020 will be familiar, such as adapting to the rise of e-commerce and trade-related uncertainty...
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How to Return Online Purchases for Free? Retailers Hate It

(Bloomberg) --Jaime Webb loves buying clothes online. And returning clothes she buys online. She’ll order the same item in several sizes, just in case, spending, briefly,...
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It’s the Most Desperate Time of the Year—For Retailers

(Bloomberg) --For years, consumers have been trained to sit in the comfort of their own homes and shop online. Yet when the holidays come...
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Shoppers to shrug off retail blues in holiday festive spree: Survey

(Bloomberg) --There may be cause for some festive cheer in the dismal world of U.K. retail, according to research from Accenture. A survey of 1,500...
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Dubai’s Meraas, Brookfield to form $1.4bn retail-focused real estate JV

Meraas Holding plans to set up a joint venture (JV) with Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management to operate a retail-focused real estate platform in the UAE. The...
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Souq Al Madina offers compelling leasing options for retailers

Souq Al Madina, the upcoming vibrant retail and commercial centre in the heart of Madinat Sultan Qaboos, is attracting a variety of retailers across...
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Majid Al Futtaim Group H1 2019 revenue increases by 1%

Majid Al Futtaim, the Dubai-based retail and leisure pioneer, recently released a statement saying it has recorded $4.9bn (AED17.9bn) in revenues during the first...
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