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Emitac eyes market share gains

Emitac Distribution is ready to ramp up its market share at Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East & Africa (MEA) 2010. Patrick Mulligan, the recently appointed general manager at Emitac Distribution, said: “We want to achieve preferred supplier status with all the major retailers across GCC & Levant.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 10 May 2010

MB plans Ingram Micro SA buyout

South African distribution powerhouse MB Technologies has signaled its intention to assume full ownership of Ingram Micro South Africa (SA) – a 50:50 joint venture set up with global distributor Ingram Micro several years ago. Terms of the proposed transaction have not been disclosed and MB Technologies says that the deal is also subject to approval from the South African Competitions board. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 10 May 2010

ITE prepares for DCC MEA

ITE Distribution plans to showcase its channel credentials to retailers from across the Middle East at this month’s Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East & Africa (MEA) event, taking place in Fujairah, UAE. Operating as a specialist retail distributor, ITE carries a wide portfolio of products from a number of vendors including Logitech, Symantec, Microsoft, Belkin, Targus, Palm, Iomega, Tucano, Sage and Kingston. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 10 May 2010

Iomega adds Kuwait distributor

Storage vendor Iomega has boosted its Middle East channel coverage, signing an in-country distribution deal in Kuwait with Al Babtain. Iomega’s regional management team reckons that the deal is an important part of its ongoing strategy to build up in-country distribution in major Middle East markets. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 5 May 2010

Positronica opens new Moscow store

Russian retail chain Positronica – part of IT distribution giant Merlion – has opened a new store in the town of Dmitrov in the Moscow province. The new outlet will stock more than 1,500 IT and consumer electronics products from leading vendors including Acer, Asus, HP, Samsung and Sony. Positronica plans to open another 12 stores in Moscow and the surrounding area during 2010. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 April 2010

Elko bags WD SSD rights

Elko Group has struck a distribution deal with Western Digital (WD) for the vendor’s solid state drives (SSDs). Elko says that it has become an ‘exclusive’ distributor for WD SSDs in the markets of Russia, the Ukraine, The Baltic States and Eastern Europe. The two companies reckon that SSDs offer better performance and improved security for users. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 April 2010

Emax and Genetco showcase Canon kit

Distributor Genetco and retailer Emax have teamed up to launch the latest range of Canon HD Legria camcorders in Oman. Genetco operates as a distributor for Canon Middle East in Oman. Genetco and Emax are working together to showcase the latest HD Legria products alongside other Canon consumer electronics products at Omani event Comex. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 April 2010

Ingram Micro posts strong first quarter results

Global distribution giant Ingram Micro recorded its strongest sales growth since 1999 during the first quarter of 2010. Global sales climbed 20% year-on-year to US$8.1 billion for the quarter ending April 3rd 2010 with after-tax profits surging to US$70.3m – compared to just US$27.5m a year earlier. EMEA sales climbed 18% year-on-year to US$2.67 billion – a third of total worldwide sales. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 April 2010

VIP unveils Office upgrade offer

UK-based distributor VIP Computers has launched a Microsoft Office upgrade guarantee scheme. Under the terms of the offer, VIP will offer a free upgrade to Office 2010 on the purchase of qualifying Office 2007 products between March 5th and 30th September 2010. VIP reckons that the scheme means that users will have no excuse for postponing the purchase of new Office products until the launch of the 2010 suite. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 29 April 2010

Eros speeds up Samsung deliveries

UAE-based distribution outfit Eros Group has launched a delivery on demand service for Samsung mobile phone products to independent retail outlets. The just-in-time delivery service will see Eros Group vans carrying Samsung mobiles to independent outlets offering rapid delivery times. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 28 April 2010

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