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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

UAE retail giant to invest Dhs3bn to aid tourism boom

The expansion plan includes a Dhs930 million extension for Mall of the Emirates, including a new Dhs100 million fashion district. The firm says the investment is aimed at helping Dubai’s … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Eagle in hunt for UK store

American Eagle, which has more than 1,000 stores in the US, has hired property agent Harper Dennis Hobbs to find a store in central London and met with key landlords … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roots Canada Opens L.A. Store

Roots Canada has put down retail roots in Los Angeles with a new concept store that is destined to sprout elsewhere. Although the Toronto-based brand has an extensive network of … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Africans ‘highly satisfied’ with online shopping experience

ALTHOUGH the number of South Africans shopping online decreased slightly in 2012, the majority were still “highly satisfied” with the experience. This is according to the latest MasterCard Online Shopping … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Subway opens its first store with Lidl

Subway has announced the opening of its first ever store within a Lidl supermarket. The store is situated just outside the busy seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk and is … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coach Has A Risky Idea For Separating Itself From The Competition

Coach Has A Risky Idea For Separating Itself From The Competition Wikimedia Commons Coach’s management team has a crazy idea for separating itself from competitors like Tory Burch and Michael … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Delphine Arnault named second-in-command at Louis Vuitton

It has been confirmed that Delphine Arnault, the eldest child of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, will leave her position as deputy managing director of Dior to become second-in-command at the … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

HMV’s Oxford Street flagship to become a Sports Direct

Bob Geldof opened the HMV at 150 Oxford Street in 1984 and it remains the biggest music store in the world. Sports Direct is understood to have paid up to … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

HMV Ireland stores to re-open

Retailer recovery specialist Hilco has confirmed that at least 4 HMV stores in Ireland will re-open within 6 weeks following a reported investment of between €3.5m and €4m. Agreements with … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple Online Store opens in Russia, establishes direct sales in key emerging market

Today, Apple has finally launched a version of its official online store for customers in Russia. The online store is similar in style to Apple’s online stores in other countries. … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coach to Open First Flagship in Spain

Despite the volatile economy in Spain, Coach Inc. is gearing up to open its first flagship in Madrid this November. Located in Salamanca, a district likened to the Champs-Elysées in … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hunter expands senior management team

Hunter has expanded its senior management team with a number of new appointments as it looks to build its brand. Ken Pratt has become the footwear brand’s chief financial officer, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oman shopping mall set for $129m expansion

Plans have been revealed for a OR50m ($129m) extension to be built at Muscat’s biggest retail destination. The new development will see 100 new retail outlets being added to Muscat … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

2,000 jobs at risk as Dwell, Internacionale, Ark and ModelZone head for administration

Internacionale, ModelZone and Ark have filed a notice to appoint administrators, while Dwell, the furniture retailer, has confirmed Duff & Phelps as administrators. The administrations emerged just hours after retailers … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dubai Properties Group completes Bay Square development

Mixed use buildings go on sale in the heart of Business Bay Dubai: Dubai Properties Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has announced that two buildings in its Bay Square … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Global Retail Development Index ( Report )

The Global Retail Development Index Global Retailers: Cautiously Aggressive or Aggressively Cautious? Retailers are taking a step back from rapid expansion strategies as they move into developing markets. download the … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saudi officially changes weekend to Fri-Sat

Saudi Arabia has officially changed its weekend to Friday-Saturday from its current Thursday-Friday, following a royal decree issued by the country’s ruler King Abdullah. According to the decree, the change … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chanel London’s New Bond Street.(Pictures)

Design: Peter Marino Architect Opening date: June 2013 Store size: 1,170 sq m Peter Marino has done it again. The New York-based Architect has embraced the inherent elegance, audacity and … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Galeries Lafayette Jakarta (Pictures)

Design: Plajer & Franz Opening date: June 2013 Store size: 12,000 sq m Paris department store Galeries Lafayette has opened a fashion temple in Pacific Place, in the heart of … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dunkin’ Donuts in major store revamp

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Brands Group is giving its Dunkin’ Donuts stores a big makeover. The chain has been rolling out a “café-style” store redesign that includes a new, earth-toned … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

First ever ‘Little Waitrose at John Lewis’ opens

The John Lewis Partnership has opened the doors to its first-ever ‘Little Waitrose at John Lewis’ shop today. The new shop within the John Lewis department store in Watford represents … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Luxury furniture store Dwell collapses

Furniture retailer Dwell has collapsed with the closure of 23 stores and the loss of 300 jobs after attempts to sell it failed. The Milton Keynes based firm said no … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

International shoppers boost Ted Baker sales

International shoppers boost Ted Baker sales Shares in the company, founded by Ray Kelvin in Glasgow 25 years ago, surged by 16pc to an all-time high of £17 as investors … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon UK, Argos, Next and Tesco head up list of most visited UK mobile retail sites

The IMRG-Experian Hitwise Mobile Hot Shops List has revealed the UK’s top 10 mobile retailers by site traffic for the first time, with Amazon UK being as dominant in the … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Expansion of Muscat Grand Mall announced

By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — Marking a milestone achievement in the retail and hospitality sector in Oman, Muscat Grand Mall announces plans for expansion of Muscat’s popular retail … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blackberry to open first Middle East retail shop in UAE

BlackBerry is set to launch the Middle East’s first BlackBerry Retail Concept Store in the UAE, Emirates 24/7 reported. It will be located on level two of the Dubai Mall, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Price comparison site launches in UAE

Dubai: Bkam.com, a price comparison site, has officially launched its UAE platform on Tuesday. Launched in Egypt in 2012, the site provides consumers information on a product, including price, reviews, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woolworths to slash prices

Cape Town – Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] will cut its prices by up to 30% from August in a bid to gain market share in Africa, The EastAfrican reported. The firm’s … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edcon secures franchise rights to UK’s Dune brand

EDCON, the unlisted owner of clothing chains Edgars and Jet, said on Friday that it had been granted the South African franchise rights for Dune, a UK-based fashion footwear and … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dubai seeks to become global fashion hub by 2020

Dubai seeks to become global fashion hub by 2020 The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai has signed an agreement with Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Babyshop opens 2 new stores in Jeddah

BABYSHOP, the region’s premier fashion destination for children sets yet another milestone with the opening of its 30th and 31st stores in the Western Region at Al Emmam Al Bukhari … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thorntons trials online ordering kiosks in three stores to showcase wider range

Chocolate manufacturer and retailer, Thorntons, is trialing SmartPod retail technology to allow customers to purchase from its extended online range while in-store. Developed in partnership with retail technology firm One … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dubai Duty Free eyes $3bn sales

Dubai Duty Free tills rang up Dh2.7 billion in sales in the first five months of the year. The airport hopes to sustain the momentum by selling to about half … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

OK Zimbabwe lifts profit 20%

OK Zimbabwe lifts profit 20% Picture: THINKSTOCK HARARE — OK Zimbabwe, which directly competes with TM Supermarkets, in which Pick n Pay has a 49% stake, has posted a 16.3% … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

UAE’s MAG Group unveils plan for specialist mall

UAE’s MAG Group unveils plan for specialist mall UAE-based Moafaq Al Gaddah (MAG) Group has unveiled plans for a new specialist shopping mall to be built in Dubai called the … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Geant says UAE’s first online grocery store launched

Geant says UAE’s first online grocery store launched French retail chain Géant has launched what it says is the UAE’s first online hypermarket. It said Géant Online offered the opportunity … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Burberry boss collects £10m less

Angela Ahrendts, the chief executive of fashion label Burberry, has seen her annual take home pay drop by £10m, only days after being named as Britain’s best paid boss. Ahrendts’ … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Versace inks Dubai deal, eyes MidEast sales boost

Italian fashion house Versace is aiming to increase its sales in the Middle East by 50 percent, part of its goal to nearly double its global revenue and become a … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft to open Windows in-store shops in Best Buy

Redmond, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced that it plans to open 500 “Windows Store” shops in 500 Best Buy stores across the country and in more than 100 … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Galeries Lafayette has opened a 129,000-square-foot department store in Jakarta.

French retailer Galeries Lafayette has opened a 129,000-square-foot department store in Jakarta. Developed in partnership with Indonesian retail operator PT Mitra Adiperkasa TBK, the four-level flagship is located in the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

HMV owner Hilco Capital buys DVD rental chain Xtravision

Hilco Capital is buying DVD rental chain Xtravision out of receivership, giving the UK-based restructuring specialist a second high-profile presence in Irish retailing. Xtravision appointed Luke Charleton and Colin Farquharson … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Upmarket furniture store Dwell close to collapse

Leather sofa at Dwell. Photograph: Dwell Upmarket furniture store Dwell is on the brink of collapse, putting at least 350 jobs at risk. The 24-store retailer, which sells £300 designer … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Online retail in India to touch $76 billion by 2021: Study

MUMBAI: The total size of the business of selling retail goods on the internet, commonly known as e-tailing, is set to touch $76 billion mark by 2021 in the country, … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cath Kidston to open London flagship

Fashion and homewares specialist Cath Kidston is to open a new flagship store in London’s Piccadilly, it has been announced. Opening later this year, the 7,070 sq ft store will … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon Just Made A Key Step To Dominate The Grocery Delivery Market

Amazon Just Made A Key Step To Dominate The Grocery Delivery Market Amazon is expanding grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, to Los Angeles. The online retailer has offered the same-day service … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Xtra-vision sold to HMV owner Hilco Capital

FILM rental chain Xtra-vision has been sold to Hilco Capital for an undisclosed sum. Hilco, which recently acquired HMV in Ireland and the UK, will now take control of the … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dubai to build design, fashion and retail hub

Dubai has added a glitter-hem to its design, fashion and retail industry by announcing plans to establish a district dedicated to developing the emerging sector. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

First look inside the new Chanel flagship

First look inside the new Chanel flagship Chanel’s new flagship store, designed by eccentric architect Peter Marino, opened for a press preview this morning on London’s New Bond Street One … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

BOOTHS SUPERMARKET CHAIN APPOINTS NEW RETAIL DIRECTOR

The regional supermarket group EH Booth has appointed Paul Minett, formerly with Asda and Sainsbury, as retail director. He succeeds David Benson who has retired. Mr Minett takes responsibility for … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Original Factory Shop names former Asda boss as new chief executive

By Graham Ruddick8:00PM BST 09 Jun 2013Comment Tony Page, most recently a director at cycling accessories retailer Wiggle, will replace Angela Spindler, who is joining catalogue fashion retailer N Brown. … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
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