All Middle East articles – Page 5

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    UK and Germany named 'easy' markets for expanding retailers


    The availability of prime locations, the maturity of the retail property and an open business environment make the UK the second easiest market for retailers seeking to expand, according to a new report.

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    Analysis: How to sell to Middle Eastern tourists


    Tourists from the Middle East have been big spenders in UK retail for a few years now, but July’s year-on-year rise of 104% is large even by their standards. What do Middle East shoppers like so much about the UK, and how can retailers make the most of this?

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    Shufersal to launch new supermarket chain


    Shufersal is to launch Yesh Behesed, a new supermarket chain targeting haredi (ultra-orthodox) communities, Globes reports.Initially, seven Yesh brand discount supermarkets will change to the new format, while one new store will open in Bnei Brak.

  • Tourist spend is being fuelled by visitors from China and Southeast Asia

    How to attract international shoppers


    As a big summer of tourism approaches, Alison Clements finds out why the UK has such appeal to international shoppers, what they like to buy and how retailers can attract them.

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    Aurora: Focusing on growth


    The fashion group is driving success by focusing on multichannel and overseas growth.

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    Profile: Aziz Tayub, Poundstretcher owner, chairman and chief executive


    He may shun the spotlight, but the Poundstretcher boss has drawn the industry’s attention with plans to expand into the Middle East.

  • The Body Shop enjoyed a 4.2% increase in like-for-like sales growth in 2011

    The Body Shop records 'solid' growth


    The Body Shop enjoyed a 4.2% increase in like-for-like sales growth in 2011 following a “militant” approach to innovation.

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    Carrefour opens first hypermarket in Iraq


    French grocer Carrefour has entered Iraq with the opening of its first hypermarket at Erbil’s Family Mall. The 107,640 sq ft store is the first of several Carrefour hypermarkets to open in partnership with Erbil-based Darin Group, Majid Al Futtaim Retail’s partners in Iraq.The opening of Iraq’s first Carrefour ...

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    Casino signs joint venture with Al Meera Holding Company


    French retailer Casino has signed a joint venture with Qatar’s Al Meera Holding Company to manage proposed retail partnerships in North Africa. The co-operation will be registered under ALGE Retail Corporation and based in Geneva, Switzerland, initially managing projects in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Jordan. Al Meera will own a ...

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    Carrefour franchise partner to open new stores


    Carrefour’s franchise partner Majid Al Futtaim plans to open 15 Carrefour hypermarkets and 30 supermarkets this year. Majid Al Futtaim chief executive Iyad Malas said: “We will complete the construction of two malls (Fujairah City Centre and Beirut City Centre) and expect to start construction in Cairo at our Mall ...

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    Grocery retailer Shufersal posts third quarter results


    Grocery retailer Shufersal posted results for the third quarter. Net profit plummeted 59% to ILS29m (£4.9m) from ILS71m (£12m) for the same period last year. Revenue was up 4% to ILS3bn (£509m).It also announced that chief executive Ephraim Rosenhaus would step down after more than eight years in the job. ...

  • My-Wardrobe targets the Middle East

    My-Wardrobe targets the Middle East


    Luxury fashion etailer My-Wardrobe is aiming to “double or treble” sales in the Middle East region in next 12 months as it ramps up its marketing.

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    Burberry plots store refits and international flagship openings


    Luxury retailer and brand Burberry is to plough £80m into store refurbishments this year and focus on high-profile flagship openings after reporting a surge in profits.

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    George at Asda turns 21 and sparks new plans


    George at Asda managing director Andrew Moore has set out three key planks for growth as the brand celebrates its 21st birthday this week.

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    No downturn for Burberry as sales soar in final quarter


    Luxury British retailer and brand Burberry expects earnings to come in at the top end of expectations after a strong final quarter.

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    Bigger role for Sunnucks as Gap picks London as its non-US base


    US fashion giant Gap is to take advantage of the UK’s “great retail talent” by making London its new international hub as it improves efficiencies across the business.

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    Alon Holdings Blue Square


    Alon Holdings Blue Square has reported its financial results for the year ended December 31 2010. Revenues soared 25.6% to ILS9.2bn (£1.6bn).The supermarket segment increased revenue by 0.5% from ILS6.9bn (£1.2bn), while the non-food segment had a revenue drop of 5.5%, mainly due to poor homewares sales.Alon Holdings Blue Square ...

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    Emke Group steps up investment in Bahrain to increase stores


    Bahrain UAE-based Emke Group is to increase its investment in Bahrain to BHD200m (£341.2m) to expand its retail operations.The group, which recently opened its third Lulu hypermarket in Bahrain at Ramli Mall in A’ali, expects to add another 600,000 sq ft hypermarket in Hidd this year that will be the ...

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    Ikea United Arab Emirates flagship to open in 2012


    Ikea’s United Arab Emirates flagship at Yas Marina is set to open in February 2012 and management expects to welcome 1.3 million visitors in the first year, it has been reported. The 355,220 sq ft store is more than three times the size of the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall store ...

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    Alon Holdings Blue Square Q3 sales down 0.2%


    Supermarket operator Alon Holdings Blue Square reported total sales down 0.2% to ILS1.92bn (£330m) in the third quarter ended September 30 as a result of a decrease in non-food revenue. This was partially offset by a 0.2% increase in like-for-like sales, compared with a 2.5% decline in the prior year ...