Gulf Times - retail
Swede dreams: Ikea makes big promises with first Indian store

Swede dreams: Ikea makes big promises with first Indian store

Ikea's boss promised Wednesday to meet the ‘needs, frustrations and dreams’ of local consumers with the Swedish firm's first Indian store, its second attempt to break into a vast but difficult market.

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon to buy PillPack in potentially disruptive drug retail push

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world's biggest retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers.

Amazon, Alibaba to withdraw dangerous products more quickly: EU

Amazon, Alibaba to withdraw dangerous products more quickly: EU

Four e-commerce giants, including Amazon and Alibaba, pledged Monday to withdraw dangerous products more quickly from the market, the European Commission said.

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

UK supermarket giants Sainsbury's, Asda agree merger

Britain's second and third biggest supermarket chains Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned rival Asda have agreed to merge, the pair said Monday, creating a retail king that would leapfrog current leader Tesco.

Shop Qatar highlights tourism potential

Shop Qatar highlights tourism potential

The curtain has been drawn on the second edition of Shop Qatar after a month of celebrating and showcasing the best Qatar has to offer in retail, fashion and entertainment.

Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles Day' shopping binge

Chinese consumers spend billions in 'Singles Day' shopping binge

China's smartphone-wielding masses unleashed billions of dollars in e-commerce spending Saturday as they rushed to snap up bargains on ‘Singles Day’ -- billed as the world's biggest one-day online shopping festival.

Local and foreign retail investors turn bullish on QSE

Local and foreign retail investors turn bullish on QSE

The Qatar Stock Exchange saw local and foreign retail investors turn bullish amidst a fifth straight-session fall to less than 7,900 points.

Strong buying interests of retail investors lift QSE above 8,200

Strong buying interests of retail investors lift QSE above 8,200

Strong buying interests of local and non-Qatari retail investors lifted the Qatar Stock Exchange above 8,200 levels, apparently taking cue from Premier’s assurance on reinvigorating private sector.

Qatar's retail sector gets a huge boost from QSF and Eid breaks amid blockade

Qatar's retail sector gets a huge boost from QSF and Eid breaks amid blockade

Qatar’s retail sector has substantially benefited from the recently concluded Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2017 and the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, attracting a large number of shoppers ...

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

India's Flipkart raises $1.4 bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

India's Flipkart raises $1.4 bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.

Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

Flip-flops bearing the face of India's independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats.