Watsons expands into Middle East with new GCC stores
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 bolsters African presence; commences operations in Ghana
Oriflame has bolstered its presence in the African market, having commenced operations in Ghana, according to the Ghanaian Times.
Qatar Duty Free hosts travel retail launch of Moncler’s first fragrance line
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.
2021 Resistance: Retail
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….
2021 Resilience: Retail
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.
Flydubai unveils duty free eShop
Flydubai has announced the launch of its new online shopping facility, according to a report published by Trade Arabia.
Hepsiburada closes US IPO
Turkish e-commerce platform Hepsiburada has announced the closing of its US IPO of 65,251,000 ADSs, priced at US$12 per unit.
Sisley Paris opens biggest spa yet in W Doha
Sisley Paris has opened its biggest spa to date at the W Doha Hotel & Residences, located in the Qatar capital’s West Bay area, according to a report published by the Gulf Times.
Amazon plans South African headquarters in new Cape Town development
Amazon is to locate its South African headquarters in the new R4 billion Cape Town development, named River Club.
Kamal Osman Jamjoom acquires The Body Shop Stores (UAE)
Retail group Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group has acquired The Body Shop Stores (UAE), the exclusive distributor of The Body Shop and operator of The Body Shop retail outlets in the UAE.