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Dubai retail sales forecast to exceed $43b by 2021, new analysis shows

With great growth and a penchant for quality goods, the UAE is a wonderful market for US FMCG.

The value of retail sales in Dubai is expected to reach $43.8 billion (Dh160.7 billion) by 2021, while the emirate’s retail market is projected to record average growth of 5.6 per cent over the 2018-2021 period, new analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed.

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How frozen food is seeing renaissance in Europe

Premiumization, Innovation, and clean labels are driving European consumers to more frozen food options.

For years seen as the less glamorous alternative to fresh, frozen food has been making a quiet comeback across Europe. Olly Abotorabi, senior insights manager at IRI International, considers why demand for frozen is hotting up.

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The future of retail market in Nigeria

With the middle class making up 23% of its 170 million population, Nigeria, offers a a great opportunity for the right brands.

In spite of its imperfections and newness, retail business had very good showing on entry into Nigeria, most probably because that entry coincided with the emergence (or re-emergence) of the middle class in the country, estimated at 23 percent of the country’s 170 million population.

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Wine and dine at the supermarket

Modern grocery chains are taking the customer experience to new heights around the world.

Cold Storage at Fusionopolis is a fully self-checkout store that boasts a wide range of ready-to-eat meals, a wine-tasting bar, a dining area and two meeting rooms that customers can book

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