Retail Roundup—GameStop CEO resigns; Dubai retail space set to jump 50%

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GameStop's CEO Michael Mauler is leaving the company for personal reasons. (Gamestop)

Uber to test drone food deliveries

Uber has been granted permission to test grocery delivery by drones in the San Diego area. Uber, now the largest food delivery business in the world, is promising to have consumers' groceries at their doors, whether delivered by human or drone, in 30 minutes. The Star article

GameStop CEO resigns after 3 months

GameStop CEO Michael Mauler has resigned after three months in the position due to personal reasons. The company's executive chairman and former CEO, Daniel DeMatteo, will return as interim CEO. Fortune launches group ordering

Online marketplace will now offer a delivery option for groups. Friends and families can individually select exactly what products they want and then the organizer tool will combine the requests into one order. The functionality can even label and divide the products into several payment methods. Release

Dubai retail space jumps 50% in 3 years

Retail space in Dubai is expected to jump by 50% in three years, according to real estate adviser CBRE Group Inc. A total of 16 million square feet of space will be added to the city of 3 million people, as the United Arab Emirates attracted 59 new brands in 2017 to open stores. Bloomberg article