September 27, 2014
Bricks and mortar retailers in the UAE have long been in denial about the internet being a viable threat to their businesses. But, as the rising growth of this channel in recent years has illustrated, internet retailing is not only making its mark, it is here to stay. With all the mall extensions in the […]
February 13, 2014
The over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception (EC) market is booming in the US driven by growing demand and less restrictive market regulations.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percent of sexually experienced women aged 15–44 to have used EC has increased from 4% in 2002 to 11% between 2006 and 2010. More […]
January 11, 2014
In an information and e-commerce environment where consumers are increasingly using different platforms to access the internet, the mobile channel is constantly gaining ground, not only due to the use of smartphones and tablets as “personal assistants” but also to make travel bookings. Today, the mobile channel is accounting for a growing share of the […]
September 27, 2014
Businesses are placing their resources into the online domain more than ever before as the festive season approaches, with digital battle lines being formed across web platforms. Even markets without traditional shopping spikes in December and November are beginning to tap into the festive mentality, with China’s Singles Day on November 11th becoming the world’s […]
November 15, 2013
The beauty industry proved resilient to the economic downturn, achieving a robust 5% CAGR over 2007-2012 according to Euromonitor International, mainly driven by the emerging markets and innovations based on cross-category convergence, which were particularly successful in otherwise volatile Western markets. The beauty and personal care market now, however, seems to be showing signs of […]
September 27, 2014
                                                Download as pdf   Retailing grew by 5.5% in 2013 (current, fixed exchange rates), reaching US$13.9 trillion. Growth was driven by Internet retailing, supermarkets and independent small grocers which are the […]

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