Interviews » Retail

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 8 2016 | 9:00 PM |
High Noon: Alabbar's plan to conquer e-commerce

High Noon: Alabbar's plan to conquer e-commerce

Backed by a Saudi sovereign wealth fund, Mohamed Alabbar is set to transform the region’s e-commerce market with the launch of Noon.com. He tells Arabian Business how he plans to conquer and dominate an industry that will be worth $70bn within the next decade.

Latest Interviews

Sipping success: Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando

Sipping success: Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando

Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando, 86, has fought colonialists, retailers and even consumers to bring Dilmah tea to the world. While he remains frustrated with multinationals 'destroying' quality and integrity in FMCG, he says a shift in the...

Slimming down: Nestlé Middle East CEO Yves Manghardt

Slimming down: Nestlé Middle East CEO Yves Manghardt

As Nestlé celebrates an astonishing 150 years it remains the largest food and beverage company in the world. But it is facing multiple challenges in the Middle East, as the region’s CEO Yves Manghardt reveals lower oil prices and conflict are taking significant...

3
Jewel of the kingdom: L'azurde's Sélim Chidiac

Jewel of the kingdom: L'azurde's Sélim Chidiac

Saudi Arabia’s best-known jewellery brand L’azurde is poised for growth since it went public in June. CEO Sélim Chidiac tells Arabian Business about the $400m firm’s acquisition plans and why the government’s “aggressive” Vision 2030 policies are crucial...

Tour of Duty: George Horan

Tour of Duty: George Horan

One of the three Irishmen instrumental in creating Dubai Duty Free and building it into an international behemoth retired last week, ending a 33-year association with the airport retailer. George Horan tells Arabian Business that despite recent challenges...

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

From bricks to clicks: Rashid and Salama Alabbar

Rashid and Salama Alabbar, the next generation of one of Dubai’s most famous families, are taking their father’s retail legacy and going online, building up a portfolio of fast-growing e-commerce sites. And with a $113m deal with one of the industry’s...

1
Natural beauty: Body Shop's Jeremy Schwartz

Natural beauty: Body Shop's Jeremy Schwartz

Former L'Oréal executive Jeremy Schwartz is reinvigorating the environmental message that has been at the core of The Body Shop for four decades, proving that activism and profits can go hand-in-hand.

Beauty and the Blogger: Huda Kattan

Beauty and the Blogger: Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan proves that when done right, blogging can mark the foundation of a globally known business and brand

13
Chasing MENA’s first unicorn

Chasing MENA’s first unicorn

The pioneers of the region’s e-commerce market talk about their beginnings, how they value their businesses and if there is a unicorn company among them.

McDonald's generates over $6m in sales every day in the MidEast. Yousef Abdulghani outlines his plan to increase it by 60% by 2020

McDonald's generates over $6m in sales every day in the MidEast. Yousef Abdulghani outlines his plan to increase it by 60% by 2020

The iconic American fast food chain is rolling out its strategy to reach $3.5 billion in revenue, 1,700 restaurants and 100,000 staff across the region by the end of the decade

Cool customer: entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam

Cool customer: entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam

New entrepreneur Tarek Al Emam explains how he moved from a corporate career to launch his start-up business, Freezmate

Sole man: TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie

Sole man: TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie

We talk with the social entrepreneur who is credited with helping tens of millions of people across the world

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani

The Middle East head of Asian clothing giant Giordano, Ishwar Chugani, explains why his stores never discount and his target for 300 outlets in three years


Don't miss

In pictures: Sheikh Mohammed launches Saruq Al Hadid Museum at Al Shindagha

Sheikh Mohammed launched the new museum in Bur Dubai, which displays thousands of golden, bronze...

Gulf buyers said to re-enter UK property market after Brexit

Gulf buyers said to re-enter UK property market after Brexit

Real estate advisor Savills says UK's decision to leave the EU has tempted Middle East investors...

New 2030 plan to inject $44bn into Dubai economy

New 2030 plan to inject $44bn into Dubai economy

Aircraft spare part manufacturing, boat building and pharmaceuticals are all part of Dubai...

Revealed: Middle East's 100 most influential people in construction industry

Revealed: Middle East's 100 most influential people in construction industry

Construction Week’s Power 100 annual ranking of the most influential people in the middle east...

7 looks from Instagram’s Arab fashionistas

From Nancy Ajram to Huda Kattan, Arab ladies show off their style

Revealed: 12 GCC projects due for completion in 2016

A number of high profile and impressive projects are set to come to fruition across in the...

Abu Dhabi merger to create $175bn banking heavyweight

Abu Dhabi merger to create $175bn banking heavyweight

State investment funds Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Mubadala will hold 33.2 percent and...

The most stylish Arab women

From celebrities to fashion bloggers

Qatar's $42.5bn UK investments will hopefully rise, says PM Cameron

Qatar's $42.5bn UK investments will hopefully rise, says PM Cameron

Prime Minister says that he is confident economic cooperation between Qatar and the UK can...

Most Discussed
This Week's Magazine »
sponsoredTracking