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Shiseido Company opens store outside the Asia region in Dubai

Dubai:  Shiseido Company, the Japanese revolutionary beauty leader today announced the opening of the Shiseido Ginza Tokyo brand store in Mall of the Emirates, the only store outside the Asia region for the 150-year-old brand, in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim, the leading retail, shopping mall, communities, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This marks a significant milestone for Shiseido’s expansion plans and signifies Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle’s debut into the beauty industry.Since 1972, Shiseido has pioneered the future of skincare to bring a truly holistic experience to the beauty routine. Being an innovative cosmetic company, Shiseido blends cutting-edge technology with breakthrough science from Japan, to reveal the most vibrant and radiant self every day.As Shiseido Ginza Tokyo opens its doors in Dubai, customers will have the chance to experience the innovative and unique expert facial treatments and personalised skincare consultations the brand is famous for. The treatment room, which features state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including Personalised skin analysis tools and advanced facial massage techniques, offers several treatment options incorporating breakthrough science from Japan. Customers will have access to Shiseido’s full assortments of products and exclusive access to some of the latest and most advanced products only available in-store.Franck Marilly, President & CEO, Shiseido EMEA & Global Fragrance, said:“The opening of this Shiseido brand store in Dubai marks an important step in the expansion of our company in the Middle East. We are delighted to bring our namesake brand's state-of-the-art skincare innovation to the region's very dynamic and demanding consumers. We are excited by this partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle and confident of the great success we will build together in this region with high growth potential.”The Shiseido store design seamlessly blends the best of East and West, creating a modern and elegant space that pays homage to the brand's Japanese heritage. The neutral palette, clean lines, and natural textures come together to create a sense of simplicity that captures the essence of the brand ethos. Cladded in impactful red mirror and appearing to float off the walls, the treatment room is at the core of the store design with a contrasting, yet symbiotic aesthetic, allowing the customer to be both captivated and comfortable in Shiseido Ginza Tokyo store.The store opening follows a successful six-month e-commerce partnership between Shiseido brand and Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, which saw a 38% monthly average growth since its launch.Commenting on the milestone opening, Fahed Ghanim, Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, said:“We are proud to open the only Shiseido brand store outside the Asia region and mark Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle’s entry into the beauty industry with such a renowned brand. Shiseido's 150-year reputation for excellence and innovation aligns perfectly with our company’s vision and commitment to delivering unique and exceptional experiences for our customers.”"The brand’s decision to open a flagship store in Dubai in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle is a testament to the potential of this market and the strength of our ecosystem to support the growth of leading international brands. We are honored to welcome Shiseido to our portfolio and we are confident that with our deep understanding of the local market and Shiseido's global expertise in beauty, we will deliver a new level of sophistication to the beauty landscape in the region.”To celebrate the opening of the store, located on the ground floor in Mall of the Emirates, customers will be treated to a variety of exclusive offers, including for the first two weeks, complimentary express facial treatments for anyone who reaches a minimum spend of AED 750, as well as additional offers and animations launched each month.Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle's entry into the beauty industry with Shiseido Ginza Tokyo complements the group's existing portfolio of eight leading franchise brands, two homegrown brands, and over 65 stores across the GCC, along with 18 online platforms. In 2022, the company achieved a record-breaking performance, with a 38% year-on-year increase in like-for-like revenue and over 20 store openings across the region. Looking ahead to 2023, Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle is set to continue its growth trajectory by opening another 15 stores across the region with the Shiseido store in Mall of the Emirates as the first.Dubai, UAE:  Shiseido Company, the Japanese revolutionary beauty leader today announced the opening of the Shiseido Ginza Tokyo brand store in Mall of the Emirates, the only store outside the Asia region for the 150-year-old brand, in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim, the leading retail, shopping mall, communities, and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This marks a significant milestone for Shiseido’s expansion plans and signifies Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle’s debut into the beauty industry.Since 1972, Shiseido has pioneered the future of skincare to bring a truly holistic experience to the beauty routine. Being an innovative cosmetic company, Shiseido blends cutting-edge technology with breakthrough science from Japan, to reveal the most vibrant and radiant self every day.As Shiseido Ginza Tokyo opens its doors in Dubai, customers will have the chance to experience the innovative and unique expert facial treatments and personalised skincare consultations the brand is famous for. The treatment room, which features state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including Personalised skin analysis tools and advanced facial massage techniques, offers several treatment options incorporating breakthrough science from Japan. Customers will have access to Shiseido’s full assortments of products and exclusive access to some of the latest and most advanced products only available in-store.Franck Marilly, President & CEO, Shiseido EMEA & Global Fragrance, said:“The opening of this Shiseido brand store in Dubai marks an important step in the expansion of our company in the Middle East. We are delighted to bring our namesake brand's state-of-the-art skincare innovation to the region's very dynamic and demanding consumers. We are excited by this partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle and confident of the great success we will build together in this region with high growth potential.”The Shiseido store design seamlessly blends the best of East and West, creating a modern and elegant space that pays homage to the brand's Japanese heritage. The neutral palette, clean lines, and natural textures come together to create a sense of simplicity that captures the essence of the brand ethos. Cladded in impactful red mirror and appearing to float off the walls, the treatment room is at the core of the store design with a contrasting, yet symbiotic aesthetic, allowing the customer to be both captivated and comfortable in Shiseido Ginza Tokyo store.The store opening follows a successful six-month e-commerce partnership between Shiseido brand and Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, which saw a 38% monthly average growth since its launch.Commenting on the milestone opening, Fahed Ghanim, Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, said:“We are proud to open the only Shiseido brand store outside the Asia region and mark Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle’s entry into the beauty industry with such a renowned brand. Shiseido's 150-year reputation for excellence and innovation aligns perfectly with our company’s vision and commitment to delivering unique and exceptional experiences for our customers.”"The brand’s decision to open a flagship store in Dubai in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle is a testament to the potential of this market and the strength of our ecosystem to support the growth of leading international brands. We are honored to welcome Shiseido to our portfolio and we are confident that with our deep understanding of the local market and Shiseido's global expertise in beauty, we will deliver a new level of sophistication to the beauty landscape in the region.”To celebrate the opening of the store, located on the ground floor in Mall of the Emirates, customers will be treated to a variety of exclusive offers, including for the first two weeks, complimentary express facial treatments for anyone who reaches a minimum spend of AED 750, as well as additional offers and animations launched each month.Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle's entry into the beauty industry with Shiseido Ginza Tokyo complements the group's existing portfolio of eight leading franchise brands, two homegrown brands, and over 65 stores across the GCC, along with 18 online platforms. In 2022, the company achieved a record-breaking performance, with a 38% year-on-year increase in like-for-like revenue and over 20 store openings across the region. Looking ahead to 2023, Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle is set to continue its growth trajectory by opening another 15 stores across the region with the Shiseido store in Mall of the Emirates as the first.
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UAE’s Sharaf Retail opens Cotton On's 11th store in Dubai Mall

Dubai: UAE homegrown retail conglomerate, Sharaf Retail significantly expands its presence in the lifestyle market across Middle East and Far East with addition to the opening of the 11th store of its lifestyle flagship brand, Cotton On at the world-renowned Dubai Mall.The new store is spread across an area of 4,601sq. ft. of shopping space that mirrors the group’s expansion strategy across the region.Cotton On is an Australian-based global fashion and lifestyle brand and the newest location will be offering a wide range of on-trend clothing, accessories, and homeware for men, women, and children.Founded in Geelong, Australia in 1991, Cotton On has quickly become one of the world's most recognized fashion and lifestyle brands. The brand is known for its affordability, diversity, and commitment to empowering people of all backgrounds to express their individual style and make their mark on the world.With the addition of its 11th location in the UAE, Cotton On continues to expand its reach and bring its unique blend of fashion and lifestyle to even more customers. The new store in Dubai Mall offers shoppers an immersive experience, featuring the brand's signature range of clothing, accessories, and homeware."We are thrilled to be opening the 11th store of Cotton On in the UAE, and our newest location in Dubai Mall," said Yasser Sharaf, Vice President Retail, Hospitality, Industry and financial services, Sharaf Group. "Cotton On is all about offering affordable, on-trend fashion and lifestyle products that empower people to express their individuality. We believe that our new store in Dubai Mall will be a fantastic addition to the retail landscape in Dubai, and we can't wait for customers to come and check it out."Sharaf Retail is rapidly expanding in the Middle East and Far East having opened 7 stores in the last 12 months across all brands under Sharaf Retail in Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman.Sharaf Retail specializes in retail development and brand building, with expertise in design, manufacturing, store operations and e-commerce creating a seamless brand and consumer experience across multiple touchpoints.
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Retail giant Walmart ranks first in list of brands

DUBAI: Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) and a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its Brand Phishing Report for Q1 2023. The report highlights the brands that were most frequently imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during January, February and March 2023.Multinational retail giant Walmart topped the ranking last quarter, accounting for 16% of all attempts and climbing from 13th place in Q4 2022. This is due to a significant phishing campaign urging victims to click on a malicious survey link, relating to ‘the supply system collapse’. Meanwhile, DHL held onto second place, appearing in 13% of phishing events, closely followed by Microsoft with 12% during the quarter. Overall, the technology sector was the most imitated industry, followed by shipping and retail.The latest report also highlights how threat actors are leveraging organizations in the finance sector to steal account details. Bank Raiffeisen made the list for the first to the 8th places. In the Raiffeisen phishing campaign, which accounted for 3.6% of phishing attacks last quarter, recipients were encouraged to click on a malicious link and to ensure the accounts security against any fraudulent activity. Once submitted, those details would then be stolen by the attacker.“Criminal groups orchestrate phishing campaigns to get as many people to part with their personal data as possible,” said Omer Dembinsky, Data Group Manager at Check Point Software. “In some cases, attacks are designed to obtain account information, as seen with the Raiffeisen campaigns. Others are deployed to steal payment details, which we witnessed with popular streaming service Netflix.”He added: “The best defense against phishing threats, as ever, is knowledge. Employees should be given appropriate training to spot suspicious traits such as misspelled domains, typos, incorrect dates, and other details that can expose a malicious email or link.”In a brand phishing attack, criminals try to imitate the official website of a well-known brand by using a similar domain name or URL and a web-page design that resembles the genuine site. The link to the fake website can be sent to targeted individuals by email or text message, a user can be redirected during web browsing, or it may be triggered from a fraudulent mobile application. The fake website often contains a form intended to steal users’ credentials, payment details or other personal information.Top phishing brands in Q1 2023Below are the top brands ranked by their overall appearance in brand phishing attempts:Walmart (relating to 16% of all phishing attacks globally)DHL (13%)Microsoft (12%)LinkedIn (6%)FedEx (4.9%)Google (4.8%)Netflix (4%)Raiffeisen (3.6%)PayPal (3.5%)Raiffeisen Bank Phishing Email - Account Theft ExampleThis is an example of an attempt to steal a user's Raiffeisen bank account information through a phishing email. The sender's name is "Raiffeisen", but the email address is "support@raiffeisen-info[.]com”. The email's subject is "The new SmartToken service is not active" in Romanian (origin:”Noul serviciu SmartToken nu este acti”), and the content claims that the victim needs to activate the “SmartToken“ service to ensure the account's security against any fraudulent activity. The email contains a malicious link, "https://urlz[.]fr/kxnx" which the attacker tries to lure the victim into clicking so he could steal his account.“The new SmartToken service is not active” (origin: “Noul serviciu SmartToken nu este acti”)Netflix Phishing Scam - Attempts to Steal Payment DetailsDuring the first quarter of 2023, we detected a fraudulent email that utilized Netflix's branding to deceive individuals. The email, which appeared to originate from "Netflix", was sent from the webmail address “support@bryanadamstribute[.]dk”. The subject line of the email was "U?d?t? r?qu?r?d – ????unt ?n h?ld", and the message claimed that the recipient's Netflix account had been suspended, due to a failure to authorize payment for the next billing cycle. The email provided a link to renew the subscription and requested that the victim enter accurate payment details.
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Colm McLoughlin named Global Brand’s Most Inspiring Leader - Retail in the UAE

Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin was named the “Most Inspiring Leader – Retail (UAE)” at the recent Global Brand Awards held at the Waldorf Astoria, The Palm on 10th December.Organised by Global Brand Magazine, the Global Brand Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in performance from brands and leaders across a broad range of sectors.Mr. McLoughlin was acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the duty-free industry spanning over 53 years and in particular in his role as head of Dubai Duty Free since 1983..Commenting on the award, Mr. McLoughlin said; “'I am delighted that I have been selected to receive this award which I attribute to our team of staff and the effort they make in making our business successful for 39 years. I would also like to thank my Chairman, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum who continues to inspire me and who does an absolutely incredible job.”Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President for Marketing of Dubai Duty Free accepted the award on behalf of M.r. McLoughlin.Global Brands Magazine is one of the largest brand publications providing opinions and news related to various brands across the world. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The magazine provides readers with up- to- date news, reviews, opinions and polls on leading brands across the globe