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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?
Ebarrito is a 100% organic shop that believes “green is the new black”. The stores, including display units and lighting, are all completely made of cardboard. Plus, everything is made locally in Italy, avoiding the impact of transporting and moving raw materials.
Walmart are offering startups and small businesses shelf space in their stores. Launched as a competition, products voted most popular will ultimately be available in Walmart stores (and on Walmart.com), with the retail giant helping in the production process.