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The Global Retail Alliance (GRA) makes up world’s largest and most representative retail industry network, providing the latest insights and delivering tailor made services that provide the fundamental insights needed to successfully navigate today’s increasingly complex business-to-shopper (B2S) environment. Join our partner network which includes over 30,000 retail professionals that improve their skills, create opportunities and make industry connections on a daily basis.

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Struggling Dubai retailer eyes first profits after restructuring

Monday, 23 April 2018

Marka, which has exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Real Madrid products in the Gulf region, said on Tuesday it expects to be operationally profitable for the first time in the first quarter of 2018.

Global events

C-star 2018 | Shanghai

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Technology, online shopping, personalization, attracting and retaining talent are few retail trends, applying which retailers can succeed. To know much more about Retail, companies and individuals part of this industry can participate in upcoming retail industry event C-star 2018. C-star is Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends about Retail, organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. This event was successfully held for three editions since 2015 and the organizer is ready to host the next edition of C-star. Domestic and overseas manufacturers, brand retailers and industrial experts participate to learn about the newest developments and trends in the global retail industry, newest retail design concepts & innovation products and the latest retail information.


Magenta Star Group

Magenta Star Group is a reliable regional retail marketing company dedicated to quality and excellence. We are a young and energetic agency where a lot of emphasis is focused on our corporate value, transparency, respect, discipline, performance, awareness and one team spirit. Since 1997, we have continuously strived toward the flawless management of our client's retails marketing requirements. We have conducted numerous retail marketing and merchandising programs of various magnitudes across MENA region.


Dubai's VOX wins licence to operate Saudi cinemas

Sunday, 22 April 2018

VOX Cinemas said on Thursday it has been awarded one of the first licences to operate cinemas in Saudi Arabia.


Abu Dhabi retail sector hit as consumers tighten belts

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Abu Dhabi's retail sector is feeling the pinch of weaker demand levels as consumers have become more prudent with their spending - both from rising cost of living and impacts of the launch of VAT at the start of 2018.

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We help you — and all levels of your organization — succeed through research, events, and an extensive network of councils and working groups covering everything for Business-to-Shopper retail.

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