Saturday 16 January 2021

Huawei in deal to set up giant store in Riyadh

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced the signing of a leasing contract with Kaden Investment that will see the establishment of the largest flagship store for Huawei (outside of China) in Riyadh, S


GMG gears up for e-commerce boom with omnichannel strategy

Dubai-based Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), a leading distributor for global brands like Nike, Columbia, Timberland, Vans, has witnessed a surge in online sales across its sports division during the 2019-20 period.    One of the Middle East's leading family


Tissot offers high-quality timepieces for women

Tissot, the Le Locle-based brand which is traditionally unisex by nature, is launching some new, high-quality timepieces for women.    “The Tissot T-My Lady range provides the vision of the Tissot woman --she is confident of her life choices, committe


Retail Abu Dhabi to launch new consumer beauty event

Retail Abu Dhabi, the retail platform of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has revealed plans for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Beauty Week, an 11-day consumer beauty event which will take place in the emirate from February 4 to 14.  


Bahrain PoS transactions up in December

The point of sale (PoS) transactions in Bahrain in December 2020 totalled BD233.1 million compared to BD232.5 million in the same month of 2019, a 0.3 per cent increase, according to Central Bank of Bahrain data. The PoS transactions were up 5.2% over November 2020 (BD221.5 million).


Permanent shift away from cash in UAE: Mastercard

The continuing trend away from cash is expected to be more persistent in economies such as the UAE, which already has a resilient e-commerce infrastructure and a young, digitally savvy population, says a report.   The Mastercard Economics Institute has released


2020 was biggest holiday season ever for digital sales

Digital sales grew around 58% in 2020 during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs.    Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, has released its 2020 Holiday Shopping Report, highlighting data and trends that shaped the holida


Dynabook unveils 11th Gen Intel Core VPRO processors

Dynabook Europe has announced the availability of the new 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors across its premium Portégé X Series.    This includes the Portégé X30W-J - the world’s lightest 13.3” convertible - as well


Alosra launches scheme to support local entrepreneurship

Alosra supermarket has launched ‘Mahali’, a local entrepreneurship support programme, as the latest addition to the supermarket’s ‘Think Local’ initiative that was introduced in 2011 to support local producers, businesses, and the community.  &n


Samsung unveils AI robotic vacuum, laundry products

Samsung Electronics has introduced its new JetBot 90 with AI+ smart technologies that optimize its cleaning route and new Smart Dial Front Load washers and dryers that learn user preferences and optimise washing and drying cycles. Samsung Electronics has introduced innovative new

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