Mavi To Launch New Denim Collection

The denim brand, which was founded in Turkey, in the fall will launch Popstar, an addition to the Mavi Gold collection made from a stretch fabric with memory.

– 12:01 AM, EST


Supermarket Chains Vie to Unlock Kenya Retail Market

International store chains and private equity investors are also coveting the strong growth prospects in east Africa's leading economy.

– February 19, 2015


Saudi Aramco Seeks Mall Builder in 10,000-Home Workers Project

The company is contacting developers from the U.S., Europe and other regions to build and run a mall and hotels in the South Dhahran Home Ownership project.

– February 17, 2015


Cosmopolitan is Heading to Nigeria

The women’s title has expanded its presence digitally in sub-Saharan Africa with launch sponsor Estée Lauder Cos.

– February 16, 2015

The Markets

With African Fashion in Vogue, Home Talent Shines

Consumers now want products made by Africans, not replicas produced by Western clothing chains.

– February 6, 2015


Zara's Fast Fashion Makes Billionaire Family of Lebanon's Dahers

When LeMall opened amid a blaze of fireworks in 2010, it marked the inauguration of the biggest shopping mall in southern Lebanon.

– February 4, 2015

Media Profiles 'Stunning' Ski Resort in Rumored Iranian Missile Site

The slopes mentioned are rumored to be the mountains where the country produced missiles under Ahmadinejad.

– January 28, 2015


Mali Targets 800,000 T Cotton Per Year by 2018

The country plans to produce 800,000 tonnes of unginned cotton per year by 2018 after output surged by more than a quarter in the 2014/15 season.

– January 22, 2015


Qatar Deems a Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Offensive

Authorities in Qatar removed bottles of one of the company’s fragrances, Strawberries and Champagne, from retail shelves in the Landmark Mall in Doha.

– January 13, 2015


Isaac Dabah Named Business Leader of the Year

The title was given by Calcalist, the Israeli business newspaper, in its annual rankings of ceos of 50 companies traded on the Israeli Stock Exchange.

– January 7, 2015


Site Aims to Spur E-commerce in Africa

Mall for Africa, which was started in 2011, is now being rolled out to help retailers cope with issues expanding on the continent.

– January 7, 2015

The Markets

Nilit's Innergy Keeps It Cool

A nylon yarn containing a mineral that turns body heat into infrared light is showing promise for improving the athletic performance and comfort of its wearer.

– December 30, 2014

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