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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?
German company Lithonplus has designed a revolutionary pavement that tackles pollution in urban areas. The paving stones contain titanium dioxide and use sunlight to absorb nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, converting them into harmless nitrogen and oxygen. The technology has been debuted near a Kindergarten in Germany to help reduce pollution from the busy roads in the area.
Tesco supermarket is giving customers the option to dump unwanted packaging at the tills. By monitoring what is commonly left it says it can make appropriate changes to the way goods are packaged.