Category: Retail

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General Enterprises Company commences operations in Oman

General Enterprises Company ( GECO) , part of the Albatha Retail & Home Products Group, of Albatha Holding, UAE,  recently commenced  its operation in the Sultanate, after having recently acquired the official agency for distribution of  leading home appliances brands including INDESIT Home Appliances (Italy), WESTPOINT Home Appliances (France), Fratelli Home Appliances (Italy) GLEMGAS Cookers (Italy), […]

Transport cost triggers inflation to 2.38 per cent in February

Oman’s consumer inflation in February rose by 2.38 per cent year-on-year, mainly due to a 9.33 per cent price hike in the transport sub-segment and a 2.05 per cent rise in the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuel sub-sector. The foods and non-alcoholic beverages sub-segment logged a price decline of 0.10 per cent, while […]

Editor's Pick

  The success of Barka Grand Center in a short span has opened a new mall category – suburban community shopping and entertainment destination – in Oman. Buoyed by the encouraging response from the visitors and tenants, Barka Grand Center is moving ahead with the second phase of development. Akshay Bhatnagar reports When we think […]

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Retail destination of choice

Kim McInnes, CEO – Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties talks about upcoming developments and the rationale behind being the leading GCC investor in Oman in an exclusive interview How has Majid Al Futtaim’s experience been in Oman in the retailing arena? Majid Al Futtaim has always been pioneering in the Omani market, and we […]

‘Retail sector has good prospects to flourish in 2016’

‘The 2016 Economic Outlook’ discussion recently hosted at Capital Club, Dubai’s Premier Private City Club and member of the ENSHAA group of companies, and moderated by renowned speaker, advisor and author Dr Tommy Weir, offered members key insights into what to expect in the coming year regarding the region’s economy.

SPAR Oman plans to open 21 stores in Oman by the end of 2018

SPAR Oman plans to open 21 stores in Oman by the end of 2018. Some of the Khimji Mart outlets in Oman will be rebranded and converted to SPAR Supermarkets, explains Dr Gordon R Campbell, CEO, SPAR International, who was on a visit to Muscat, in an interview with Oommen John P.

Oman’s inflation falls 0.43 per cent in October

Oman’s consumer price index (CPI) based inflation fell by 0.43 per cent in October 2015 compared to prices in the same month last year. However year-on-year average inflation during the January-October period rose by 0.14 per cent according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

City Centre Muscat completes OMR 35 million expansion

Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Muscat, the first and largest lifestyle shopping destination in Oman owned and operated by the region’s leading shopping mall, retail, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, today officially revealed the final phase of its OMR 35 million expansion, under the patronage of HE Ahmed Bin Nasser Bin Hamed Al Mahrizi, Oman’s Minister of Tourism.

BreadTalk’s fifth branch now in City Centre Muscat

Award winning boutique bakery BreadTalk rolled out its fifth branch in the Sultanate with the opening of an outlet in City Centre Muscat. Joining a range of lifestyle and international brands within City Centre Muscat’s new expansion, the bakery will cater to the more than 10 million customers that annually visit the destination.