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Now even Dubai does discount
Thanks to its success, the planned expansion of Dubai’s only discount shopping mall has been met with interest from retailers.
Why it matters
Despite a warning of an oversupply of retail space from the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, along with the tightening of consumer spending, the Dubai Outlet Mall has announced expansion plans. In a city where being the first individual to purchase the latest item at full price is actually a badge of honour worn proudly, what will this mean for the same retailers in other malls? Is this the start of a flood of budget stores invading Dubai?
Kitsch jewellery store Tatty Divine have joined forces with East London’s hairstylist to the stars, Charlie le Mindu in a bid to offer their consumers an increased range of products and services. Charlie’s pop-up salon is located within the store itself and each style comes with its own free Tatty Devine/Charlie Le Mindu hair accessory.
In December 2011, the hotel group Accor improved its customer loyalty programme by allowing guests to accumulate points by simply checking in on Facebook when they are staying in one of their rooms.