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Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors

Sofa so good: UAE's Marina Home Interiors

Marina Home Interiors has become one of the most high-profile furniture stores in the UAE over 18 years, thanks to an ever-growing and transient population, and now its three founding brothers are making their own move into markets across the world

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Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani

Picking up the pace: Lals Group's Jayant Ganwani

With interests in retail, luxury property and even poultry, Lals Group has come a long way since 1979, when it opened its first supermarket in Ajman. Chief executive Jayant Ganwani says that while the retail industry in Dubai has had a slow first quarter...

Interview: Jacky Panjabi

Interview: Jacky Panjabi

After 45 years running his eponymous company, Jacky Panjabi is one of the giants of the consumer electronics trade in the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. In an exclusive interview, the head of Jacky’s Group reveals how he started out as a teenager...

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Food for thought: Patrick Satamian

Food for thought: Patrick Satamian

With profits up and growth on the cards, NADEC continues to stake its claim as one of the region’s leading agricultural and food companies. The CEO of NADEC Foods, Patrick Satamian, explains how a blending of tradition and modernity has helped the company...

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Bringing malls to the masses: Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq

Why retail magnate Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq is investing $2bn in Kuwait’s future

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'We need to come up with more innovative ideas': Retail boss hits out at the region's copycat culture

'We need to come up with more innovative ideas': Retail boss hits out at the region's copycat culture

Nisreen Shocair, president of Virgin Megastore Middle East, on pushing the envelope, developing new ideas and why retailers need to be constantly looking for original sources of inspiration.

Making a Marka on the UAE retail scene

Making a Marka on the UAE retail scene

When it launched on the Dubai Financial Market as a cash-shell in September, investors went crazy for Marka. CEO Nick Peel reveals just how he will turn this retail start-up into a profitable business — by the end of the year — with the help of multiple...

Taste the difference: Mondelez's Vishal Tikku

Taste the difference: Mondelez's Vishal Tikku

The boss of one of the Middle East’s largest food and beverage companies and the conglomerate behind favourites such as Tang, Oreo and Kraft cheese, Mondelēz International’s Vishal Tikku, explains the dilemma between balancing goodness with good taste...

Brand and deliver: Landmark Group's Shivam Goyal

Brand and deliver: Landmark Group's Shivam Goyal

Meet the Landmark Group’s go-to guy for starting up new brands, Shivam Goyal. His latest mission is to take SportsOne to 40 retail outlets across the GCC by 2017.

Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed

Show me the money: LuLu CEO Adeeb Ahamed

Adeeb Ahamed, the CEO of LuLu International Exchange, speaks exclusively to Arabian Business about the future of the remittances business

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The empire strikes back

The empire strikes back

Set up in 1600, The East India Company at its peak employed a third of the British labour force, controlled half of the world’s trade and was the symbol of the British Empire’s global reach. After a 131-year hiatus, Indian businessman Sanjiv Mehta has...

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Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar

Behind the scenes of Mall of Qatar

The man in charge of putting together one of Doha’s biggest shopping centres, Mall of Qatar, talks trade, tourism and tenants

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Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

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