International news in brief


International news in brief

Office Depot, the Boca Raton, FL-based office
supplies giant, has granted M. H. Alshaya Co
the rights to sell products and services under the Office Depot
name in the Middle East. Alshaya expects to open four Office
Depot stores in Kuwait City and Dubai this year.

Following strong Christmas sales, online grocer
Ocado is said to be considering expansion into
the States and Continental Europe. For the four weeks ended 3rd
January, the Hatfield, Hertfordshire-based company reported a
25 per cent jump in year-on-year sales.

PC giant Dell will cut 1,900 jobs from its
manufacturing plant in Limerick, Ireland, and move them to its
operations in Lodz, Poland, where labour costs are appreciably
cheaper.

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