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Jollibee plans 25 UAE stores by 2020

Philippine fast-food chain Jollibee plans to open 25 UAE stores by 2020.

K-beauty spreads worldwide

The ‘K-beauty’ market is expanding its sphere of influence beyond Asia, and reaching out to other global markets.

India’s Specialty Restaurants plans 24 new ‘fun’ eateries

Indian fine dining restaurant operator Specialty Restaurants plans to open 24 new ‘fun’ eateries, including in new markets like London and New York. targets $20 billion sales

Indian B2B eCommerce startup has added 32 suppliers from China to its portfolio, giving 50 brands direct access to Indian business customers.

Jeweller Malabar to expand in Asia, Gulf

Indian retailer Malabar Gold and Diamonds says it will open 22 new stores in India, the Gulf and ‘the Far East’ over the next six months.

Pancake House heads for Dubai

Philippines-based Max’s Group has signed a contract to launch Pancake House in Dubai.

Smoothie King eyes Asia

US chain Smoothie King is planning to open in seven new Asian markets.

7-Eleven heads to Dubai

Japanese convenience store brand 7-Eleven has signed a deal to enter the UAE.

UAE giant plans Asia hypermarket rollout

Emirates-based hypermarket operator is planning a US$3 billion expansion in markets including Malaysia and Indonesia. Lulu Group says besides expanding its operations in its existing markets it will enter new markets, namely Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and Egypt. Shamim Sainulabdeen, product development manager at Lulu Group, told the Gulf News that more stores will open in the UAE, India and Saudi Arabia. “We see that there’s stability in the Sri Lankan market now, so it’s the…

Vietnam cafe heads to Middle East

Vietnamese coffee brand Trung Nguyen is to expand into the United Arab Emirates. Trung Nguyen is Vietnam’s largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged coffee under its own and G7 brands and has one of the nation’s largest branded coffee chains. Dubai-based Global Hotels Management (GHM) has secured franchise rights for the brand in the UAE and will open two Trung Nguyen coffee shops in Dubai within six months. Over the next five years, GMH plans to open about 100 coffee shops t…

UAE cafe chain to target Asia

A successful Dubai-based cafe restaurant chain has its eyes set on ASEAN. Shakespeare and Co has signed an exclusive franchise consultancy agreement with Vietnam Franchises (VF) with the aim of opening restaurants throughout ASEAN. GM of the chain, Gaetan Herve, says ASEAN’s booming younger population, rising disposable incomes and “international orientation”, make the region a significant potential market for the business. Shakespeare and Co was founded in the UAE in 2001 and…