Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bebe Stores appoints ex-Lacoste executive as CEO

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc named retail industry veteran Steve Birkhold as its new chief executive as it looks to turn around its business amid declines in same-store sales. The company also reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter sales, hit by a … Continue reading

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REVEALED: The UAE's 50 biggest companies

UAE telecommunications giant Etisalat has topped Arabian Business’s countdown of the Gulf state’s largest listed companies. With a market capitalisation of AED71.78bn (US$19.54bn) at the start of 2013, the firm beat lender National Bank of Abu Dhabi and port operator … Continue reading

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McDonald's rebrands to Macca's in Australia

The international fast food giant will temporarily change signs at selected stores across the country to the affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration of Australia Day, which falls on January 26 – a move that is its first … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Just Falafel opens first store in London

Dubai’s Just Falafel opens first store in London Dubai-based restaurant chain Just Falafel has opened its first store outside the Middle East in London’s Covent Garden, amid plans to open 200 outlets in the UK over the next five years. … Continue reading

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Irish Nov retail sales show first fall in five months

Jan 7 (Reuters) – Irish retail sales volumes fell on a monthly basis for the first time in five months in November, dropping 1.1 percent from a month earlier, provisional data showed on Monday. Volumes were 0.5 percent lower in … Continue reading

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Morrisons appoints new group marketing and customer director

Morrisons has announced that it has appointed Nick Collard as its group marketing and customer director. He will be appointed to the management board in June, with responsibility for marketing, own brand ranges, insight, loyalty, customer relationship management and format. … Continue reading

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Starbucks opens first Dubai drive-thru outlet

Starbucks opens first Dubai drive-thru outlet US retail giant Starbucks said on Monday it has launched its first drive-thru outlet in Dubai as it looks to take advantage of the UAE’s love of coffee. Starbucks said it has opened the … Continue reading

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