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Iomega strengthens Saudi sales team

Data storage solutions vendor Iomega has boosted its Middle East team, appointing Mohammed Abdul-Salam as sales manager for Saudi Arabia. In his new role Abdul-Salam will look to enhance Iomega’s presence in the Kingdom and further build the vendor’s reputation as a provider of storage and network solutions for both consumers and SMBs. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 26 April 2010

Extra opens fifth Riyadh outlet

Saudi Arabian retail powerhouse Extra has opened its fifth store in Riyadh taking its total number of outlets in the Kingdom to 14. Extra, which is part of United Electronics, has ambitious expansion goals and plans to open new stores in Mecca, Yanbu plus another store in Dammam during the next six months. Extra, which sell a wide range of electronics, IT products and home appliances, reckons that it attracted some 7.5 million shoppers to its stores in 2009. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 20 April 2010

Ingram Micro launches EMEA telecoms business

Distribution giant Ingram Micro is establishing a new telecoms division in EMEA. The new business unit will focus on the fast-growing telecommunications channel. Ingram Micro plans to use its logistics expertise to offer a tailored service offering designed to meet the needs of resellers, retailers, mobile network operators and mobile virtual network operators. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 16 April 2010

Grand Stores adds digital showroom

Grand Stores is the latest consumer electronics (CE) and IT retailer to confirm the opening of a new retail outlet at the recently opened Mirdif City Centre mall in Dubai. Grand Stores has opened a new digital showroom at the mall showcasing products from photography, IT and CE vendors including Nikon, Fujifilm, Epson, Sandisk, MSI and Aiptek. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 1 April 2010

Jarir opens new Riyadh outlet

Saudi Arabian retail giant Jarir Bookstore opened its first new store of 2010 at the Panorama Mall in Riyadh. The opening of the Panorama Mall outlet, which represents a capital investment of US$2.7m, means that Jarir now operates 28 stores. The company has also confirmed plans to open two more new stores during 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 31 March 2010

Eros extends UAE retail network

UAE-based retailer Eros has committed itself to the new Mirdif City Centre mall in Dubai. The multi-brand electronics retailer, which is part of the Eros group, has opened its 28th digital lifestyle store at Dubai’s newest retail destination. Eros reckons that its new 2,100 square foot store will benefit from the mall’s proximity to Sharjah. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 29 March 2010

Jumbo joins rivals at Mirdif mall

UAE-based consumer electronics (CE) and IT retailer Jumbo Electronics has opened a new outlet at Mirdif City Centre mall. Jumbo is one of several CE and IT retailers taking the plunge and opening a new outlet at Dubai’s latest mall development. The new store has been inaugurated by Jumbo CEO Peter McElwaine and JP Nambiar, head of retail. Also in attendance was Osamu Miura, managing director at Sony Gulf – one of Jumbo’s most important vendor suppliers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 29 March 2010

Etisalat opens up at Mirdif mall

UAE-based telecoms operator Etisalat has opened its 38th retail outlet. The latest addition to Etisalat’s growing retail network is located at the recently opened Mirdif City Centre mall in Dubai. Etisalat claims that the outlet offers customers a broad range of landline, mobile, broadband and entertainment services. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 29 March 2010

Sandisk recognises top GCC partners

Flash memory products vendor Sandisk has handed out awards to its top performing GCC partners at a recent event in Dubai. The awards recognised channel achievements in the region for 2009 – a year where Sandisk claims to have seen 58% unit growth and 45% sales growth in the region. Attendees at the awards ceremony also heard from Steve Daverio, Sandisk VP for EMEA retail sales. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 29 March 2010

The EMEA Channel Wrap – 26/03/10

What’s been happening across EMEA in the last few weeks? It’s time for our tour of the region’s top in-country channel publications to find out the news and views that have been making waves in the wacky world of vendors, distributors and resellers. We’re heading off to the Middle East market first this week so grab a drink, sit back and soak up some juicy channel gossip. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 26 March 2010

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