Retailing

31-03-2013
The franchise, which was originally expected to open its first store in late 2012, is the first internationally-branded food retailer in the Libyan market.
05-02-2013
The Michele Peresso Group, which operates a range of retail franchises in Malta, is reportedly in the process of opening stores in Libya.
25-10-2012
The Husni Bey group has reportedly finalised a contract to bring Monoprix supermarkets to Libya, with plans to open one store in Tripoli before the end of 2012 and several more in early 2013.
02-08-2012
The local authorities in Sebha, the largest city in southern Libya, have organised a shopping festival in an effort to boost local businesses and trade.
25-07-2012
The National Transitional Council (NTC) has established a new committee tasked with monitoring the prices and quality of goods sold to consumers on the local market.
29-06-2012
A temporary committee formed by a local council in Tripoli has recently inspected local shops over worries that expired goods are being sold to consumers.
25-06-2012
Libyan franchises of the US-based baked goods and ice cream stores opened recently in Tripoli, with more set to arrive later this year.
21-06-2012
Senwan Trading, the Libyan franchisor of a number of international retail brands, has opened several new outlets in 2012 and plans to roll out more stores in Tripoli and Benghazi this year.
18-06-2012
The Libyan franchisor of several international retail brands, including Marks & Spencer and Mango, told The Libya Report that it expects 2012 turnover to surpass 2010 levels.
18-05-2012
Monoprix Tunisia, a franchise of the French supermarket chain, says it will open stores in Libya in partnership with a major Libyan company.
14-11-2010
The Libyan Ownership and Investment Authority (LOIA) will build a new shopping centre, called Jawahar Al Noman, in the Ganfouda area of Benghazi, according to the Al Fajar Al Jadeed.
02-07-2010
British retailer Debenhams is considering opening franchises in both Libya and Morocco in order to meet an international sales target of £600m by August 2012.