In pictures : Dubai then and now

Sheikh Zayed Road, 1995 Photographer: Gulf News; observed by Asad Azizi, 29, Iranian, who has lived in Dubai all his life. This picture was snapped from the World Trade Centre, not long after the Crowne Plaza hotel was built – when they first proposed building it, everyone thought it was a mad idea to build... Continue Reading →

Emaar to add luxury apartments, hotel to Dubai Mall

Emaar Properties said it will expand Dubai Mall to include luxury homes, serviced residences and a new hotel as part of its 1m sq ft expansion. Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest property developer, said it will expand Dubai Mall to include luxury homes, serviced residences and a new hotel as part of its 1m sq ft... Continue Reading →

SEPHORA Announces The 2013-2014 PRO Artists!

Zee Report::Fashion news SEPHORA Announces The 2013-2014 PRO Artists! SEPHORA is proud to announce the new SEPHORA PROs, a team of 17 elite beauty experts that will travel the Americas throughout 2013 and 2014, showcasing the highest level of beauty artistry on behalf of the brand. Selected from a nationwide search that included hundreds of... Continue Reading →

Express, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Express, Inc., a specialty retail apparel chain operating more than 600 stores, today announced its third quarter 2012 financial results for the thirteen and thirty-nine week periods ended October 27, 2012, which compares to the same period ended October 29, 2011 last year. Michael Weiss, Express, Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented: "The third... Continue Reading →

Pick n Pay opens fifth store in Zambia

SOUTH African grocery retailer Pick n Pay on Thursday opened its fifth Zambian store in Kitwe, the country’s second-largest city. The retailer, which opened its first store in Zambia in 2010, already had three stores in Lusaka and one in Ndola. Next year it plans to open more stores in Luanshya, Lusaka and Ndola. Pick... Continue Reading →

Franchising in South Africa ‘growing steadily’

FRANCHISING in South Africa has grown steadily, especially in the fast-food industry, but franchises still face challenges when expanding to other African countries and globally, says First National Bank (FNB). At FNB’s first franchising leadership summit in Sandton on Wednesday, the bank estimated that franchising in South Africa was growing between 5% and 7% a... Continue Reading →

Dunnes stores faces winding up petition

Ireland: Dunnes stores faces winding up petition Ireland-based retailer Dunnes Stores is facing a wind up petition over sunnesnon-payment of about €21.6 million for a shopping centre development in county Kilkenny. The retail chain is facing uncertainty after it failed to pay the money to development company Holtglen Ltd, which is now insolvent with loans... Continue Reading →

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