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Partnership hits the ground running with Brand 2 Consumer securing the distribution rights for premium Italian beer brand Peroni  Dubai-headquartered Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI) has acquired a majority shareholding in Brand 2 Consumer Premium Drinks Company (B2C) continuing their goal to become the leading independent beverage distributor in emerging markets  Agreement secures distribution rights to the Asahi portfolio of beverages which includes leading global beer brands Peroni and Grolsch 9th October 2017: Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI) and South African-based alcohol distribution start-up B2C have announced an investment deal and in a significant coup to kick-start the joint venture, […]

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MMI HAS LARGEST NUMBER OF SHOPS, WITH 17 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS ACROSS DUBAI Come and say hello and see what’s happening at the most stylish store in town Dubai, UAE, 5 July 2017: MMI is delighted to welcome Dubai residents to its latest shop at City Walk. Convenient for those both living or visiting this stylish urban destination in the heart of Dubai, customers can now shop for all their favourite grapes, grain and hops beverages in a store designed to match the sophisticated setting. MMI City Walk offers a wide selection of the world’s best brands and the friendly and […]

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Milestone comes at a significant year for the company as it marks 100 years of trading in Dubai MMI OPENS FIFTIETH STORE IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA Milestone comes at a significant year for the company as it marks 100 years of trading in Dubai October 2016. MMI has opened its 50th store in the Arabian Peninsula – MMI Armada in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Dubai. The 50-store milestone comes at a significant time for the company as it celebrates 100 years of trading, and underlines MMI’s commitment to providing convenient and local solutions to shoppers. Mike Glen, Head of MMI […]

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A Dubai success story – from humble Dubai Creekside shipping agent to one of the world’s leading independent beverage distributors Closes its centennial celebrations with world record travel retail sale Next phase of expansion to continue focus on emerging markets, announces Seychelles deal December 2016. Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI), the number one beverage supplier to hotels, restaurants and bars in the UAE and Oman, closes this year celebrating the remarkable milestone of its centennial year of operation in Dubai. MMI began as a humble Dubai Creekside shipping agent in 1916 and has since contributed to the rise of Dubai […]

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USD $530,000 sale of 29 bottle selection of The Macallan Fine and Rare expression For the third time in 18 months, Le Clos has broken the record for the largest single sale in duty free with The Macallan at Dubai International (DXB). Following the $500,000 sale in December 2016, the Dubai based (Maritime and Mercantile International – MMI owned) luxury retailer has sold a 29-bottle collection of one of the world’s most sought after single malt whiskies. This latest sale, includes Fine and Rare expressions from 1937 – 1990 and further reinforces Le Clos’ position as one of the leading […]

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Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI) Welcome First Guests to Dubai International’s new Concourse D in Terminal 1, with Seven World-Class Dining & Retail Offerings Concepts introduced to the region for the first time include Pret A Manger, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and The Draft House; existing, well-loved brands such as giraffe, Costa Coffee, The Noodle House and Le Clos also expand their footprint Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI) are now welcoming guests to experience seven exceptional dining and retail offerings at Dubai International airport’s new Concourse D at Terminal […]

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Dubai, UAE, January 2016: Le Clos, the Dubai-based fine wine and luxury spirits retailer, has completed a record breaking sale of more than USD $361,000 at its store in Dubai International airport. The sale sets the world record for the largest sale in the travel retail sector, paying testament to Le Clos’ extensive range, world class service and exceptional in-store experience. The sale consisted of 19 bottles of The Macallan’s Fine and Rare Collection of whiskies, with vintages ranging from 1938 to 1974. Some of these are extremely scarce vintages, with fewer than 100 bottles ever produced. Due to Le […]

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19 October 2015, Dubai, UAE:  Le Clos, the fine wine and luxury spirits retailer, has become internationally renowned for showcasing exclusive products and being at the forefront of global trends and, there is nothing more on trend than Japanese Whisky. To celebrate its 7th birthday, Le Clos is rewarding its customers with the chance to win one of the most sought after products in wines and spirits globally – The Yamazaki 18YO. The celebrations kicked off on 14th October for one month, and all customers making a purchase in excess of USD $100 will be entered into the draw to […]

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Retailer Recognized in Cannes with 3 Award Wins for Best Partnership Initiatives Dubai, UAE, November 2015:  Le Clos, the Dubai based fine wine and luxury spirits retailer, has long maintained a commitment to delivering world-class experiences in the travel retail sector. With an enviable success rate in the industry, the retailer has played a driving force in establishing the importance of strong retail partnerships. Solidifying its role as a game changer in the industry, Le Clos has recently won the Frontier Magazine ‘Best Partnership Initiative of the Year’ award, highlighting its long-standing partnership with Dubai Airports. This is just one […]

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November 2015, Dubai, UAE: Le Clos, the fine wine and luxury spirits retailer at Dubai International airport, is a favourite destination of wine and spirits collectors from around the globe, especially when seeking rare and unique items. This was recently demonstrated with the sale of one of the jewels in Le Clos’ portfolio – a very rare, Château Lafite 1895, which sold to an international wine collector for US $17,000. The bottle, treasured for its age and history, was produced only 40 years after the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, awarding Château Lafite First Growth status. It is extremely […]

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