Bahrain launches virtual mall


April 26, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

Bahrain has launched a virtual mall to enable shops to continue serving their customers during the ongoing global COVID-19 outbreak. The mall.bh website officially opened on April 23, and features a range of products from more than 100 brands operating in the Kingdom – including fashion, homeware and electronics.

Several major brands are set to participate in the virtual service, with the government-run website not charging any fees to retailers amid physical store closures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“This will enable companies to continue offering their products to consumers. It has been designed by the Ministry and will provide its services to companies for free,” said Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Also read: UAE’s new e-commerce marketplace DubaiStore goes live

The initiative is the latest digital offering from the Kingdom to help combat the ongoing global health crisis, with other solutions including remote learning and a nationwide bracelet tracking programme rolled out across the country.

Last month, Bahrain’s Ministry of Education together with the Kingdom’s Information & eGovernment Authority announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a dedicated electronic education portal for millions of students. This portal is used to view lessons, download education materials, complete their homework online and participate in discussions with classmates.

 

For all the latest retail news from Middle East, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Comments

comments

Previous Article Next Article

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE /



UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand 

Continue Reading

March 31, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the 

Continue Reading

March 9, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Almarai, Carrefour, Emirates have the most loyal customers

UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels 

Continue Reading

February 22, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th 

Continue Reading

February 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based  Lulu Group recently inaugurated its first-ever all-female staff store in Jeddah, 

Continue Reading

February 15, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Jones the grocer

Jones the Grocer, the gourmet grocer and cheese retailer launches the Jones 

Continue Reading

February 1, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau

UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets is hosting a two-week food festival at select 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By Lawrence Pinto

Locally-owned supermarket Spinneys has launched its ‘Power of Plants’ initiative in the 

Continue Reading

January 17, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Cookit

Carrefour UAE has launched “Cookit Yourself” — a curated recipe box created 

Continue Reading

January 5, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Al Islami Plant-Based Burger

UAE-based Al Islami Foods, one of the largest frozen food companies in 

Continue Reading

January 3, 2021 | By RetailME Bureau
Marks & Spencer's plant-based range

Marks & Spencer’s plant-based range now offers over 25 vegan products including meat-free 

Continue Reading

December 23, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau

World’s largest fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce 

Continue Reading

December 14, 2020 | By RetailME Bureau




Download Images RetailME Magazine