Retail & Trade

20-10-2010
Homs Fairgrounds has issued a tender for the management of the new exhibition centre the company is developing in Syria’s third largest city.
03-10-2010
Monoprix, a French supermarket chain, opened in first store in Syria on September 23.
06-09-2010
Scabal, a European fabrics and luxury menswear manufacturer, is opening its first store in Damascus.
29-08-2010
The Ministry of Economy has issued a decision obliging all importers of garments, shoes and home appliances to print their names on every item they import.
09-08-2010
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector or FMCG is a booming sector in Syria, following the liberalization of foreign trade, the establishment of free trade areas with Arab countries and Turkey and the general decrease in customs tariffs on imports.
02-08-2010
The city of Homs is expecting works on its first exhibition centre to finish by the beginning of 2011.
02-08-2010
Syrian Turkish trade has risen to all-time highs in the first six months of this year as Syrian exports rise again significantly.
21-06-2010
Segafredo Zanetti, an international coffee and coffee shop brand, has added two new outlets in Syria, the firsts outside Damascus.
14-06-2010
Turkey and Syria have agreed to build a new crossing on their common border.
31-05-2010
Syria’s first online grocery has attracted some 2,000 clients, mostly dual income middle class families, in its first three months of activity, according to its CEO, Ziad Abou Jeb.
30-05-2010
Syria ranked 104 out of 125 countries in the world and 11 out of 12 Arab countries in the Enabling Trade Index, an index produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
05-04-2010
Admic, a Lebanese company that holds the regional franchise of several French supermarket and hypermarket chains, plans to open its first store in Syria.
25-01-2010
In last week’s edition of The Syria Report we published a story on the sale of RAMAK Duty Free Shops to a group of Syrian and Arab investors.
21-01-2010
RAMAK Duty Free, a chain of duty free shops on Syria ’s border crossings, has announced that it has sold its shops to Arab and Syrian investors.
16-11-2009
The Syrian-Kuwaiti Al-Jaz Group (SKJG) has announced the beginning of the sale of retail locations in the New City Mall, a shopping mall it is building in Aleppo.

Events

The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Shaam Expo
Damascus International Fairground