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Jose Neves Farfetch

Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

CEO ATKINZ GROUP - Mojtaba Shekofteh

Gold and pearl toothpaste: Here’s how Atkinz Group is entering the UAE market

Retail group Atkinz is seeking grow its regional presence by creating unique luxury products reveals Mojtaba Shekofteh, the group’s founder and CEO

Aldar HQ Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

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Dates revealed for next edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

The event will run from December 17, 2020 until January 30, 2021

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Sainsbury’s enters UAE through exclusive partnership with Kibsons

There will be over 500 products from Sainsbury’s available to purchase via Kibsons

Dubai

Dubai fines 5 businesses, warns 7 for flouting Covid-19 measures

The violations were spotted in establishments located in Hor Al Anz and Naif areas

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Supermarket chain Waitrose to charge for plastic bags as part of sustainability initiative

All proceeds from the sale of plastic bags will be donated to Emirates Nature-WFF

GCC’s e-commerce sector set to reach $50bn by 2025

Businesses in the retail sector must make the online transition to firmly position themselves in the post-Covid retail revival

Dubai

Dubai fines 8 businesses, warns 13 for violating Covid-19 protocols

The inspections teams also found that 656 commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures

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Eagle Hills’ $3bn Belgrade Waterfront project ‘not profit-driven’ – Alabbar

Alabbar, founder of UAE-based Eagle Hills, was speaking at the pre-opening of the mega Galerija mall

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Dubai Economy fines 18 entities, warns 12 others for non-compliance with Covid-19 protocols

The businesses which were issued fines were spread across several shopping centres, as well as Dubai International City, Al-Daghaya, and Ayal Nasir

Dragon Mart Dubai

Dubai’s Dragon Mart launches e-commerce platform

Nakheel Malls has partnered with DP World for this initiative

Dubai

Dubai Economy fines seven entities for non-compliance with Covid-19 precautionary measures

The inspectors added that they found 720 commercial establishments which fully complied with all the guidelines

How Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation in retail: lessons from Carrefour

Philippe Peguilhan, country manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail discusses retail with Gulf Business in the age of Covid

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Dubai fines 12 businesses, warns 5 for flouting Covid-19 safety measures

These fines were levied on establishments in Wadi Al Safa 7, Al Hebiah Second, and Al Rashidiya

Ecommerce

Ajman Free Zone signs agreement with online retailer Noon to grow local e-commerce sector

Ajman Free Zone investors who hold e-commerce licenses can now join Noon’s platform

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Restaurant shut in Dubai’s Blue Waters for flouting Covid-19 regulations

Authorities are carrying out daily inspections to ensure adherence to Covid-19 precautionary measures

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Bloomingdale’s opens online store for deliveries in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Alongside the launch of the new portal, Bloomingdale’s has also introduced an iOS app for the region

Dubai Mall

Covid-19: Police issue fines and warnings at Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates

The inspections were carried out over the weekend at four malls across Dubai

Emaar Malls appoints Rajiv Suri as new CEO

Former Emaar Malls CEO Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne stepped down in 2019

Pure Harvest

UAE’s Pure Harvest to open $30m facility in Kuwait to supply retailer Sultan Center

The farm will supply many varieties of tomatoes, vine crops, leafy greens and berries and is expected to open next year

Abu Dhabi International Airport, shopping duty free

Abu Dhabi Duty Free launches home delivery service for residents across the UAE

The deliveries will be fulfilled by Aramex

Balki Radhakrishnan General Mills

Five minutes with Balki Radhakrishnan, vice president and managing director, General Mills AMEA

US-based food company General Mills recently launched the world’s first Old El Paso restaurant in Dubai

Mastercard rolls out tokenisation technology in the GCC to protect online shoppers

Currently, Mastercard has partnered with Checkout.com and FOO in the UAE to roll out the technology

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

Yas Malls Aldar Properties

Aldar offers double Etihad guest miles on Visa card spends at Abu Dhabi malls during Eid Al Adha

From July 28 to August 3, members will earn two Etihad Guest Miles for every Dhs3 spent on purchases with their Visa cards over Dhs50

WeMENA expanding into reseller marketplace

Individuals looking for residual income can create a catalogue of products from WeMENA’s online product list

Lego opens exclusive e-commerce store in Saudi Arabia

The brand recently opened its first retail store in Red Sea Mall in Jeddah

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Dubai Mall

UAE denies reports that malls will be shut for two weeks, warns of fines for fake rumours

Social media posts had claimed that malls and commercial centres would be closed for a renewable period of two weeks