South African retailer, Shoprite has announced that it is closing its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report published by Reuters.
Hermes has opened its first beauty boutique in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to a report published by Harpers Bazaar.
Unilever has partnered with Egyptian retail tech company Cartona in order to add more offerings to its base of base of retailers, suppliers and distributors.
L’Oréal Paris collaborates with Dubai Duty Free Group to launch pop-up promoting Midnight Serum launch
L’Oréal Paris has collaborated with the Dubai Duty Free Group (DDF) on a pop-up store, open during March, to promote the new launch of the Age Perfect Cell Renew Midnight Serum.
Brands from China, India, Iran and Turkey could soon enjoy a new found popularity among Russian consumers, according to a report published by Reuters, after a number of Western brands withdrew from the market.
Watsons has made its first entry into Qatar at Doha Festival City. The AS Watson-owned retailer has opened a series of stores across the GCC, including locations in Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, Mall of the Emirates and Al Wahda Mall in UAE, and Mall of Dhahra in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Oriflame has bolstered its presence in the African market, having commenced operations in Ghana, according to the Ghanaian Times.
Qatar Duty Free has been singled out for the worldwide travel retail launch of Moncler’s first fragrance line, according to a report published by The Peninsula Qatar.
As the COVID-19 pandemic categorically failed to be ‘all over by Christmas’ and rolled on and on into 2021, one thing became clear; those retailers who had hoped to ‘ride it out’ had some catching up to do….
Retailers faced some almost insurmountable challenges in 2021 – from renewed lockdowns shuttering bricks and mortar locations to the ongoing supply chain crisis and labor shortages, it’s a wonder any survived.