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Union Coop Launched ‘Drive Thru’ Shopping Service

Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE launched a new ‘drive-thru’ shopping service that allows consumers to shop from their vehicle, at...

Dubai Sees 179% Increase in DED Trader Licences in Q1 2020

‘DED Trader’ licence sees strong interest with online business and e-Commerce growing 5,353 DED Traders already conducting diverse businesses online and on social...

Retail Reels from Covid-19 – Sharp Decline in Sales; Online Groceries...

Online groceries sales surge 40%, luxury and fashion sales down by 50% KPMG Lower Gulf’s latest report, ‘Navigating the pandemic,’ has revealed a mixed...

Dubai’s Malls Migrate Online amid Covid-19 Shutdown

In mid-April The Dubai Mall, the largest retail space in the UAE, announced the launch of its own virtual store on the Gulf e-commerce...

Dubai’s First In-store Hydroponic Farm Offers Fresh and Sustainable Foods

Hydroponic farming uses 90% less water and space, reducing the carbon footprint of food production 16 fresh leafy greens and herbs grown in...

Nakheel Shopping Malls Reopen for Business

Nakheel Malls is pulling out all the stops to ensure customer, staff and tenant safety and wellbeing as it prepares to reopen Nakheel Mall,...

UAE Retail Response on COVID-19: Seek More Government Support to Open...

· The survey reports the level of impact and possible future of over 150 retailer brands who have presence across all the emirates of...

How Global Buying Habits Are Changing due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Salesforce announced its Q1 Shopping Index, powered by Commerce Cloud, which analyzes data from the activity of over 1 billion global shoppers. The following...

More Food Stores to Reopen, But Some Only in The Malls

Press statement from Dubai Economy, regarding the decision of the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on food trade outlets With reference...

What Middle East Consumers Expect From Brands During COVID-19

For the past three months, the COVID-19 outbreak has radically changed people’s daily lives and preferences around the world. Across the globe, people are...

How COVID-19 Inspire New Ideas in Food Retail

With social distancing rules in place, and restrictions on eating out to stop the spread of COVID-19, food retailers have been forced to reinvent...

Dubai Economy: Adequate Stock Of Foods Available To Meet Long-term Needs

Half-a-billion worth of stock at Union Coop warehouses and storage spread over 424,000 sq. ft Union Coop already registered contracts worth AED 400 million...

Union Coop Distributes 24% Cash Dividend; 6% Return On Shareholder Purchases

The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on...

‘The Market’ Retailers To Benefit From 3 Month Rent Relief

Announcement in line with respite measures adopted as part of the global pandemic impact offering support to tenants Properties Investment (PI) - a Dubai Investments...

Nakheel Pledges AED 230 Million Relief Package, Rental Holidays

Master developer Nakheel has announced a Dh230 million ($62.6 million) economic relief package for customers in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The initiative is...

COVID-19: NCTH Exempts Retail Tenants From Rent For 3 Months

The National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels, NCTH, announced that tenants of retail shops and restaurants at its hotels will be exempted from rents...

Emaar Malls Profit Up 2.5% in 2019, Revenue Rose 5%

Emaar Malls, the shopping malls and retail business majority-owned by Emaar Properties, recorded a five percent increase in revenue to AED4.673 billion (US$1.272 billion),...

Middle East Retailers Relying on Data-driven Retail Models to Woo Digital...

MENA the fastest growing region globally for e-Commerce with an annual growth rate of 25 per cent Optimizing Customer Experience & implementing OmniChannels...