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Nickelodeon to Open Retail Store in Dubai in 2016

Viacom’s Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) unit is continuing the global rollout of Nickelodeon stores, announcing Tuesday that it would open a Dubai store in 2016.
The store will be based in one of the world’s largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall, which forms part of a $20 billion downtown complex with more than 1,200 shops.
The Dubai store will be the 12th Nickelodeon retail store to open internationally as part of a relationship with Entertainment Retail Enterprises. It will be the second store in the Middle East after Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, which opened in Aug. 2013. The other stores are in Latin America (Panama, Honduras, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica) and London.
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“Opening a store in one of the world’s biggest international centers is an incredibly exciting next step for Nickelodeon to continue to work together with world-class partner ERE, to further our collective mission to create engaging and enjoyable experiences around the world,” said Ron Johnson, executive vp, NVCP.
With more than 3,200 square feet of retail space, the Dubai store will offer kids and families the opportunity to experience and interact with such Nickelodeon properties as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol.
To date, Nickelodeon and ERE have together launched eleven retail stores and one online store. The UK Flagship in London’s Leicester Square is their first store in Europe.
NVCP and ERE plan to open more stores in 2016.

Source: Retail-news.net

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Finnish retailer makes Dubai debut, plans GCC roll-out by 2018

Finnish retailer Marimekko has announced its Middle East debut with the opening of its first store in Dubai, with plans to roll out the brand across the Gulf region.

The first store, located in the new Boxpark shopping mall in the Jumeirah district, will be followed by another Marimekko outlet to be opened in April in The Dubai Mall.

Marimekko and its local partner BinHendi Enterprises aim to open a total of eight Marimekko stores in the Middle East by the end of 2018.

After store openings in the UAE, the intention is to also extend operations to Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Päivi Lonka, chief strategy officer, said: “The UAE is an attractive market for us, famous for its excellent shopping opportunities. The region has a great deal of local purchasing power.

“Dubai is particularly interesting because it is a busy shopping destination for tourists, attracting visitors from around the world. For these reasons, the brand’s recognition factor can be cultivated there globally on a very broad scale.”

Marimekko is a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.

Marimekko was founded in 1951, and its products are now sold in about 40 countries.

More than 140 Marimekko stores serve customers around the globe. The key markets are Northern Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group employs about 500 people and its shares are quoted on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki Ltd.

Source: arabianbusiness.com

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