Qatari Shoppers Fuel Pre-Christmas Spending in Britain

Shops in the UK are awash with Qatari money, according to Global Blue.

– December 10, 2014


Woolworths Poised for Southern Hemisphere Domination

CEO Ian Moir has spearheaded the company’s efforts to become a leading player in the Southern Hemisphere.

– December 10, 2014


Sarah Jessica Parker Lands in the Middle East

SJP has taken her line of shoes global.

– December 9, 2014

The Markets

Africa Hungry for Luxury Brands

Data showed that the number of dollar millionaires in Africa has grown by 150 percent from 2000 to 2013.

– December 9, 2014


Next Year Seen ‘Difficult’ for Business

Deflating optimism, continued conflict, and failure of global governance are key risks, report says.

– December 9, 2014


Harvey Nichols Confirms Qatar Opening

Retailer will open a branch in Doha in the first quarter of 2017.

– December 8, 2014


Retail Developments Expand in Abu Dhabi

With mall space waiting lists bulging in nearby Dubai, Abu Dhabi has become the new port of entry for retailers in the Middle East.

– December 8, 2014


Nakumatt Kenya Sees Holiday Sales Growth a Year After Mall Raid

Nakumatt Holdings Ltd., Kenya’s biggest retail chain by outlets, said sales will grow 30 percent this holiday season as shoppers’ confidence returns.

– December 3, 2014

Footwear News

Retailer of the Year: Level Shoe District

Big numbers are only the beginning of the story at the Dubai store.

– December 1, 2014


African Retailer Pepkor Changes Hands

The deal is valued at $5.7 billion and gives furniture firm Steinhoff a toehold in discount clothing.

– November 25, 2014


Zadig & Voltaire Sets Mideast Expansion

The French brand is partnering with Chalhoub Group.

– November 24, 2014


Chalhoub Group Planning Abu Dhabi Megastore

At 200,000 square feet, the project is set to open in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall in November 2015 and is being billed as the largest department store in the region.

– November 18, 2014

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