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Jacky’s draws gaming crowd

The popularity of PC gaming shows no signs of letting up in the Middle East. UAE retailer Jacky’s Electronics teamed up with Intel, Sky Electronics and Pluto Games to host season three of its gaming competition at its Dubai Mall outlet. More than 100 gaming enthusiasts showed up for the event. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 27 April 2009

Al-Futtaim opens Sanyo showroom

Al-Futtaim Electronics has opened a new Sanyo showroom in Dubai. The retail outlet, which is dedicated exclusively to Sanyo kit, is located in the heart of Dubai’s IT and consumer electronics (CE) retail district on Khalid bin Walid Road (also known as Computer Street) in Bur Dubai. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 23 April 2009

LG opens mall-based mobile phone outlet

Mobile phone vendor LG Electronics has opened an outlet at City Mall in Amman, Jordan. The vendor – working alongside its in-country distribution partner 7Global – used the opening ceremony as an opportunity to demonstrate its latest Cookie phone and offer consumers special introductory prices. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 23 April 2009

Al Hasoob handed Zotac rights in Saudi

VGA and motherboard vendor Zotac has signed Al Hasoob as a distribution partner in Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of the deal Al Hasoob will promote and distribute Zotac’s products to resellers and IT dealers across the Kingdom. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 22 April 2009

Smartphone sales jump at Jacky’s

UAE retail outfit Jacky’s Electronics has seen strong demand for smartphones in the first quarter on 2009 with sales climbing 30%. Jacky’s did not reveal if the rise was year-on-year or sequential and did not disclose if the stated percentage rise referred to the number of units sold or the value of smartphone purchases. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 21 April 2009

Etisalat confirmed as DCC MEA 2009 platinum sponsor

Etisalat has been confirmed as a platinum sponsor of Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East and Africa 2009. The involvement of Etisalat highlights the growing importance of the relationships between telecom operators, vendors and major retailers, to define and drive new routes-to-market for consumer and business solutions. DCC MEA attracts hundreds of senior retail channel executives. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 April 2009

Emax opens giant store in Dubai

Retailer Emax has opened what it claims is Dubai’s largest consumer electronics store. The 115,000 square feet store, which is located in the Oasis Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE, stocks more than 300 brands of consumer electronics and electrical appliances, according to Emax. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 April 2009

Jumbo wins Dubai mall award

Jumbo Electronics has been named top electronics store of 2008 at Deira City Centre in Dubai, at the mall’s annual awards for retailers. It is the second year in a row that jumbo has picked up an accolade at the awards. Last year Jumbo was named best electronics destination for 2007. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 April 2009

Belkin buoyed by first half growth

Peripherals and accessories vendor Belkin is growing its Middle East and Africa (MEA) sales at a dramatic pace. Belkin, which offers a massive portfolio of 3,500 products, recorded MEA sales in the first half of fiscal year 2009 more than double the revenues achieved during the whole of fiscal year 2008. Belkin reckons it can continue its strong sales growth and will attend Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) in May 2009 to further strengthen its relationships with the region’s top retailers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 6 April 2009

SanDisk ramps up Middle East retail presence

SanDisk boosted its retail reach across the Middle East and Africa in 2008, increasing the number of stores its flash memory products could be found in by 25% to just under 8,600. Overall unit sales were up 44% year-on-year in 2008 and the vendor is keen to continue its growth this year. SanDisk will once again participate at Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) MEA to reach out to new and existing retail partners from across the region. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 3 April 2009

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