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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?
The grocery retail company ICA strongly believes in putting focus on people with disabilities, and will soon have 500-1000 people with disorders employed in their stores. The project called ‘We Can More’ is a project in cooperation with Samhall and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities. A tv spot is now running introducing a new employee with Downs Syndrome in the ICA family. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN6KfbsEKRc
Coca-Cola has taken the notion of “in-store experience” to a new level with a pop-up bar and restaurant on the Champs Élysées in Paris by the name of ‘la Bulle’ French for ‘the bubble’. The pop-up exhibit was created to imagine the way people will buy and consume beverages in the year 2020 by using the best digital and interactive technologies. This pop-up space engages customers in a “disruptive, magical, and relevant” fashion. It allows customers to interact with the space, communicate with the brand, and enjoy an interactive and exclusive experience.