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Luxury Spending Trends Remain Strong Despite Uncertainties

The value of Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) increased 7% in 2015. The Index, which tracks the performance of 10 investments of passion...

The Future of Shopping

With the advancement of technology into our everyday lives, more shoppers are turning to online stores and services. But physical retailers will not vanish,...

Recessionary Sentiment Prevails in MENA Region

UAE’s Consumer Confidence ends 2015 on a slightly higher note UAE has the highest score in Africa/ Middle East region UAE led the way for Middle...

Worldwide tablet sales continue to fall; Consumers bought more iPads

Worldwide tablet sales declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) with 65.9 million units shipped, down -13.7% year over year, according...

Shopping Tourism, key for destination marketing

Shopping Tourism is a highly relevant component for travelers when choosing and preparing their trip. Latest figures, trends and strategies on shopping tourism indicate how...

Bricks and Mortar Retail in UAE will Survive Only with Digital...

A digital customer experience revolution will rejuvenate bricks-and-mortar retailing, but stores must start on the back foot In-store retailing has been under rising pressure from...

Black Friday sales jump 10%; Surpass $1 billion in desktop spending

Thanksgiving Posts 9-Percent Gain to $1.1 Billion While Black Friday Jumps 10, Percent to $1.7 Billion Pushing Season-to-Date Growth Rate to 5 Percent comScore, a global...

Luxury brands must navigate technology and consumer forces to remain competitive

Global luxury brands should take advantage of evolving technological and consumer demands to help boost profits and remain competitive, according to the 2nd annual...

Is E-Commerce Killing the Shopping Mall Culture?

Each year, Internet retailers report increasing sales while more and more shopping centers in the United States are closing up and experts are trying...

Record-Breaking Holiday Season Fun Facts

The holiday shopping season is almost over and the last gifts you may still send are gift cards for faraway friends. This year, consumers...

Black Friday Online Sales Up 9.5 Percent; How People Shop

Black Friday Online Sales Up 9.5 Percent, Mobile Sales Up 28.2 percent A record online and mobile shopping during Black Friday was reported based on...

Fashion experts laud Dubai’s ‘incredible art in retailing’

The ‘incredible art in retailing’ set by Dubai and a focus on promoting new talent through initiatives such as Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE),...

Frozen-themed Products Replace Furby as Most Preferred by Kids

Furby toys have been the most popular Christmas gift for kids in 2013 and many years ago when they just emerged. However, this year...

Retail Trends to Watch in 2014

The retail industry is constantly evolving. Today, this is even more true with the invasion of mobile devices and online services. Technology and retail...

Dubai’s largest shopping malls continue to display strong performance, but smaller...

Dubai retail market overview According to the latest JLL report on Dubai's real estate market performance, the total stock of shopping mall based retail...