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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

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

Interview: Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer on World Cup 2014

German sportswear giant to sell more than 14 million Brazuca balls

Top of the pops: PepsiCo's Omar Farid

Top of the pops: PepsiCo's Omar Farid

While the Middle East and Africa is one of PepsiCo’s strongest markets globally, regional boss Omar Farid still has his hands full as he works to roll out a series of new products

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

Mall beginnings: Kareem Shamma

By far the largest shopping centre currently under development in Qatar, Doha Festival City is likely to become the country’s first true ‘destination mall’. Kareem Shamma, chief executive of the centre, says the retail market is hotting up nicely

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

For Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of Axiom Telecom, adaptability is key to success in a rapidly changing mobile phone sector

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Meet Ronaldo Mouchawar, who runs the Middle East’s biggest home-grown website. With Souq.com expanding tenfold over the last two years alone, what does the all-conquering e-commerce giant have in store for the future?

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