April 21, 2018

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BrightStar Europe signs Phones 4u deal

BrightStar Europe has struck a supply agreement with UK-based retailer Phones 4u. Under the terms of the deal, BrightStar will supply the retailer with notebooks and accessories for resale in the 440-plus Phones 4u stores nationwide. BrightStar Europe, which was established in 2007, is a joint venture between distribution giants Tech Data and Brightstar Corp. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 28 July 2008

BenQ boost in Egypt

Hardware vendor BenQ’s sales in Egypt climbed 55% year-on-year for the first half of 2008. The vendor also claimed that sales of its Joybook notebooks quadrupled in Egypt, but did not disclose the actual volume of units shifted. BenQ has been working hand-in-hand with in-country partner IBS to boost its presence in the Egyptian market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 23 July 2008

CA launches internet security partner programme

CA has launched a customised partner programme for its internet security products. The programme offers training, certification, financial incentives, customer leads, sales collateral, support and an online demonstration centre. The new programme, dedicated to CA’s global internet security partners, focuses on the vendor’s anti-malware product portfolio. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 16 July 2008

Jacky’s opens second Sharjah store

UAE retail player Jacky’s Electronics has opened its second outlet in Sharjah, UAE. The new store, located in Sharjah’s City Centre mall, will cater to the growing local population. The new 1,800 square foot outlet, which is set up as a Jacky’s Express, will stock a wide range of IT and consumer electronics kit including notebooks, digital cameras and LCD TVs. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 15 July 2008

HP brings ‘store in store’ to Middle East retail

HP has announced the official launch of its ‘store in store’ retail concept in the Middle East. The initiative, which involves setting up a dedicated space solely for HP kit within a retail outlet, has kicked off in the CompuMe outlet in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, UAE. Further HP ‘store in store’ experiences are planned for retail outlets in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 14 July 2008

Jumbo targets summer shoppers in UAE

UAE retail giant Jumbo Electronics has launched a summer promotion designed to boost notebook sales. The new promotion, which ic called ‘Jumbo Laptop Mania’, will see the retailer offer a range of special offers and bundling deals until July 12th. The promotion includes products from a wide range of A-brand vendors including HP, Sony, Acer, Apple, Asus, Compaq, Toshiba, Fujitsu Siemens, Dell, LG and Lenovo. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 2 July 2008

PC World targets subscription selling

PC World, part of DSGi’s European retail business, has announced plans for a new in-store initiative that will see the company attempt to sell broadband connections and digital TV packages alongside hardware sales. As part of the new ‘Get Connected’ push, PC World will offer a wide range of free laptops from A-brand vendors for customers also taking out a broadband subscription. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 1 July 2008

Redington hosts awards night

Middle East and Africa distribution giant welcomed more than 300 vendors, retailers and channel partners to its recent annual awards night held at Raeffles Hotel in Dubai. More than 30 awards were presented during the ceremony with the retail giants of the UAE putting in a strong performance. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 30 June 2008

DCC CIS pulls in 200-plus Russian retailers

The fifth annual Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) CIS event cemented its credentials last week as the ultimate ‘must attend’ event for retailers, distributors and vendors selling through the retail channel in Russia and the CIS countries. More than 550 delegates gathered together at Le Meridien Moscow Country Club for the event, which included a compelling mix of one-on-one meetings, presentations, workshops and professional networking opportunities. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 24 June 2008

Emirates Computers wins Plug-Ins supplier award

UAE distributor Emirates Computers has picked up a supplier award from retailer Plug-Ins Electronix, part of the Al Futtaim Group. The accolade recognised Emirates Computers’ role as a supplier of Nokia kit to Plug-Ins. The Plug-Ins supplier and brand awards recognise the performance and support from suppliers and vendors working with the retailer. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 19 June 2008

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