Monthly Archives: December 2012

Japanese retailer MUJI ..eyes Dubai, Kuwait launches

Japanese home and lifestyle retailer MUJI has announced plans to open its first stores in the Gulf region in 2013. The retailer, known for its non-branded products, designs, and clothing, has announced the opening of stores in several Middle East … Continue reading

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New $190m Abu Dhabi mall is over 50% leased

More than 50 percent of a $190m Abu Dhabi shopping mall slated to open by the end of this year is leased to retailers, it was announced on Sunday. Deerfields Town Square Mall in Al Bahia, which is currently under … Continue reading

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Esprit shares hit one-month low after profit warning sparks downgrades

Esprit, which competes with Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB and Spain’s Inditex, has been hit by weak demand in the euro zone and launched a four-year turnaround plan to revive its brand in late 2011. But more than … Continue reading

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Pick n Pay opens new branch in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ‘ The refurbished Seagulls Shopping Centre at Walvis Bay has now been converted into Pick ‘n Pay Shopping Centre that cost N$20 million. The opening ceremony was attended by new Walvis Bay Mayor Derek Klazen, who described the … Continue reading

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Nando's set to add extra flavour to Abu Dhabi

The Afro-Portuguese restaurant chain Nando’s plans to expand in the UAE next year. The fast-food chain, which opened its first restaurant in the Emirates a decade ago, currently has 11 outlets in the country and aims to eventually double the … Continue reading

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G-Star opens its biggest ever store in Shanghai (pics)

G-Star has a network of stores across the world totaling a huge 6000 boutiques globally. But this particular opening is particularly significant for the brand. Though the Dutch brand has stores in Shanghai, this city-centre address is the brand’s largest … Continue reading

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Diesel boss to take over Italy fashion house Marni

MILAN – Diesel jeans brand founder Renzo Rosso is poised to take over Italy’s Marni to relaunch the bohemian-chic fashion house on foreign markets, the company said. The all-Italian acquisition is a rare case in a luxury industry where most … Continue reading

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