Retailing in the United Arab Emirates

  • ID: 1203460
  • Report
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • 130 pages
  • Euromonitor International
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Real GDP increased by 3.5% in 2015 and Although GDP Growth is Likely to be Flat in 2016, it is Expected to Pick Up in 2017
In line most retailers’ expectations in the country, 2017 continued to be impacted by lower oil prices, regional and global macroeconomic factors impacting consumer confidence and expenditure patterns. Whilst many retailers report that growth tends to pick up during the last quarter of the year, mid-year months such as June and August were highly unsatisfactory.

The Retailing in United Arab Emirates report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. Channels include hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, mixed retailers, health and beauty retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, furniture and furnishing stores, DIY and hardware stores, durable goods retailers, leisure and personal goods retailers. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face. There is also analysis of non-store retailing: vending; homeshopping; internet retailing; direct selling, as available.

Product coverage: Non-Store Retailing, Store-based Retailing.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Why buy this report?
  • Get a detailed picture of the Retailing market;
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change;
  • Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands;
  • Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.
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RETAILING IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

List of Contents and Tables
  • Executive Summary
  • Retailers Use Active Sales and Promotion To Drive Revenue Growth
  • Healthy and Organic Food Products Increase Share of Shelf Space
  • Internet Retailing Sees Milestone Developments
  • Brick and Mortar Retailers Embrace Digital Trends
  • Vat To Impact Retail Performance
  • Operating Environment
  • Informal Retailing
  • Opening Hours
  • Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2017
  • Physical Retail Landscape
  • Cash and Carry
  • Seasonality
  • Payments and Delivery
  • Emerging Business Models
  • Market Data
  • Table 1 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 2 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 3 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 4 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 5 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 6 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 7 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 8 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 9 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 10 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 11 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 12 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 13 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 14 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 15 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 16 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 17 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 18 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 19 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 20 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 21 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 22 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 23 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 24 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 25 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 26 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 27 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 28 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 29 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 30 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 31 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 32 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 33 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 34 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 35 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 36 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 37 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 38 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 39 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 40 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 41 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 42 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 43 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 44 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 45 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 46 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 47 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 48 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 49 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 50 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 51 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 52 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 53 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 54 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 55 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 56 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 58 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 59 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 60 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 61 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 62 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 63 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 64 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 65 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 66 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 67 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 68 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 69 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 70 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 71 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Definitions
  • Sources
  • Summary 2 Research Sources
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Convenience Stores Remains the Fastest-growing Grocery Retail Channel
  • Convenience Stores Customise Their Product Ranges Across Various Locations
  • Convenience Stores Keep Up With Digital Developments
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Leading Players Retain Their Positions Through Continuous Expansion Amid Economic Challenges
  • Emerging Players Expand in Different Formats
  • Channel Data
  • Table 72 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 73 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 74 Convenience Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 75 Convenience Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 76 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 77 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 78 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 79 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Prospects
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Hypermarkets Remains the Largest Channel for Grocery Retail, Driven by Promotions
  • Hypermarkets Focus on Private Label Lines for Organic and Gluten-free Products
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Majid Al Futtaim Acquires Retail Arabia, Gaining Ownership of Geant Franchise
  • Emke Group Remains Popular Amongst Asian Expats
  • Cooperatives To Keep Up With Market Developments
  • Channel Data
  • Table 80 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 81 Hypermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 82 Hypermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 83 Hypermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 84 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 85 Hypermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 86 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 87 Hypermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Supermarkets Focus on Maintaining Quality Fresh Food Despite Challenges
  • Supermarkets Partner With Third-party Delivery Apps
  • New Store Formats Appear
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Maya Group Retains Leading Value Share
  • Carrefour Follows Expansion in Supermarket Formats
  • Choithrams Looks Ahead To Redefine Proposition
  • Channel Data
  • Table 88 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 89 Supermarkets: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 90 Supermarkets GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 91 Supermarkets GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 92 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 93 Supermarkets LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 94 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 95 Supermarkets Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Traditional Grocery Retailers Set To Improve Store Layouts Following Regulatory Requirements
  • Implementation of Excise Taxes and Value-added Taxes To Further Impact Growth of Food, Drink and Tobacco Specialist Retailers
  • Traditional Grocery Retailers To Remain Impacted by Development of Modern Retail
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Traditional Grocery Retailers Remain Fragmented Due To the Presence of Family-owned Baqalas Across the Emirates
  • Patchi To Expand Production Facility in Dubai
  • Holland & Barrett Remains at An Advantage As Consumers Look for Natural Products
  • Channel Data
  • Table 96 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 97 Traditional Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 98 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 99 Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 100 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2012-2017
  • Table 101 Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 102 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 103 Traditional Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 104 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 105 Traditional Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 106 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 107 Traditional Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 108 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 109 Forecast Sales in Traditional Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 110 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2017-2022
  • Table 111 Forecast Traditional Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Consumers Prefer To Use Disposable Incomes Smartly
  • Luxury Monobrand Stores at A Disadvantage
  • Retailers Adopt Digital Strategies To Stay Ahead
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Budget-priced Players Maintain Lead
  • Mid-premium Global Brands Remain Favoured
  • Levi's Restructures To Maintain Competitiveness
  • Channel Data
  • Table 112 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 113 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 114 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 115 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 116 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 117 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 118 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 119 Apparel And Footwear Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Internet Retailing Slows Store-based Sales
  • Niche Segments See Slower Growth
  • Electronics and Appliance Specialists Flock To Shopping Festivals
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Leading Retailers Balance Online and Outlet Presence
  • Monobrand Stores To Enhance Brand Value
  • Internet Retailing To Continue Impacting Store-based Sales for Electronic and Appliance Specialist Retailers
  • Channel Data
  • Table 120 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 121 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 122 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 123 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 124 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 125 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 126 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 127 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Price Differences Between Premium and Mass Brands Declining
  • Non-beauty Specialist Retailers Attract Value-seeking Consumers
  • Retailers Engage in Digital Marketing To Strengthen Brand Presence
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Sephora Leads With Strong Brand Appeal
  • Kiko Milano Right on Time
  • Fragrance Specialists Expand Ranges When Oud and Musk Become Mainstream
  • Channel Data
  • Table 128 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 129 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 130 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 131 Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 132 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 133 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 134 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 135 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 136 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 137 Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 138 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 139 Forecast Sales in Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Incoming Expats Favour Retail Brands for Indoor Furniture
  • Home Improvement Growth Declines
  • Sales, Promotions Drive Unit Prices Lower
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Futtaim Group Retains Lead
  • Home Centre Increases Its Brand Appeal
  • Pan Emirates Launches Online Store and Mobile App
  • Channel Data
  • Table 140 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 141 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 142 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 143 Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 144 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 145 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 146 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 147 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 148 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 149 Home and Garden Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Table 150 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 151 Forecast Sales in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Department Stores Remains the Most Popular Mixed Retail Channel
  • Luxury Department Stores Impacted by Economic Constraints
  • Price Promotions Boost Apparel Sales
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Paris Gallery Maintains Its Position Despite Continued Challenges for Luxury Retail
  • New Entrants Ahead
  • Chalhoub To Reposition Key Department Store Concepts
  • Channel Data
  • Table 152 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 153 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 154 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 155 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 156 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 157 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 158 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 159 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Variety Stores Attract Customers With Lower Prices for Household Items
  • Variety Stores Offer Sportswear To Target Consumers Looking for Practical Offers
  • Variety Stores To Attract Consumers Looking for Décor During Celebrations
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Jashanmal Continues To Lead in Variety Stores
  • Japanese Variety Stores Make Strides
  • Channel Data
  • Table 160 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2012-2017
  • Table 161 Variety Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 162 Variety Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 163 Variety Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 164 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2014-2017
  • Table 165 Variety Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2014-2017
  • Table 166 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2017-2022
  • Table 167 Variety Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2017-2022
  • Prospects
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Direct Selling Players Expected To Remain Low Key As Internet Retailing Strengthens
  • Direct Selling Association Eager To Ease Doing Business for Direct Sellers
  • Rising Consumer Interest in Health and Wellness Creates Opportunities for Direct Selling Players
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Oasis Water Co Remains the Leading Direct Seller in the Country
  • Forever Living Establishes A Strong Presence in the Region
  • Direct Selling Companies With Unique Selling Propositions Most Likely To Overcome Competitive Challenges
  • Channel Data
  • Table 168 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 169 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 170 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 171 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 172 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 173 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Internet Retailing Expected To Impact Homeshopping Players
  • Homeshopping Players Gain Greater Visibility Using Digital Platforms
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Citruss TV Remains the Leading Homeshopping Channel
  • Channel Data
  • Table 174 Homeshopping by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 175 Homeshopping by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 176 Homeshopping GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 177 Homeshopping GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 178 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 179 Homeshopping Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Brands Partner With Local Franchisees To Launch Local Webstores
  • White Friday Is the Biggest Online Shopping Event
  • Retailers Tackle Payment Challenges
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Souq's Acquisition by Amazon Strengthens the Region's Internet Retailing Future
  • Emaar Group Launches Noon.com
  • Budding Online Retailers Strengthen the Case for Innovation and Diversity
  • Channel Data
  • Table 180 Internet Retailing by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 181 Internet Retailing by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 182 Internet Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 183 Internet Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 184 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 185 Internet Retailing Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Increased Demand for Convenience Drives Growth for Food and Drink Internet Retailing
  • Food and Drink Brands Partner Directly With Online Players
  • Grocery Retailers Offer Active Sales Period on Online Platforms
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Souq.com and Noon.com Offer Online Grocery Retail
  • Carrefour Launches Improved Website
  • Supermarkets Partner With Third-party Delivery Marketplaces
  • Channel Data
  • Table 186 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 187 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 188 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 189 Food and Drink Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Captive and Semicaptive Environment Drives Volume in A Slow Channel
  • Expo 2020 To Increase Demand for Vending Machines
  • Implementation of Excise Tax Requires Brands To Rethink Pricing Strategies
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Ex Oriente Lux's "gold To Go" Holds Highest Value Share
  • Turkish Player Expected To Bring Altinmatik Machine To the United Arab Emirates
  • More Players To Enter Healthy Products Vending
  • Channel Data
  • Table 190 Vending by Category: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 191 Vending by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 192 Vending GBO Company Shares: % Value 2013-2017
  • Table 193 Vending GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2014-2017
  • Table 194 Vending Forecasts by Category: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 195 Vending Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022
  • Headlines
  • Prospects
  • Mobile Sales Will Be Crucial in Driving Internet Retail
  • Digital Wallets To Strengthen Sales Through Mobile Platforms
  • Mobile Apps Seen As Great Way To Link Loyalty Programmes
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Pure Play Retailers Able To Offer A Better Mobile Experience
  • Apparel and Footwear Internet Retailers Move To Leverage Mobile Platforms
  • Channel Data
  • Table 196 Mobile Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 197 Mobile Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2012-2017
  • Table 198 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: Value 2017-2022
  • Table 199 Mobile Internet Retailing Forecasts: % Value Growth 2017-2022
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Steady GDP growth boosts several industries, including retailing:

Real GDP increased by 3.5% in 2015 and although GDP growth is likely to be flat in 2016, it is expected to pick up in 2017 thanks to rising oil production, a resilient non-oil sector and recovery in oil GDP. Non-oil sector growth is likely to accelerate further over the coming years, stimulated by healthier indicators in the tourism, financial services and construction industries. Construction activity, in particular, is set to accelerate thanks to Dubai’s hosting of the Expo 2020, leading to an increase in the number of shopping centres, while the number of jobs created will also rise. Moreover, as consumer confidence increases, spending on retailing will also register an upward trend.

Strong growth for nascent internet retailing channel:

Despite recording a double-digit CAGR in value sales over the review period, internet retailing in the United Arab Emirates accounted for just 1% of total retailing value sales in 2015, a considerably lower share in comparison to the international average of 15-20%. This would indicate that the companies operating in this channel in the United Arab Emirates are generally at the early stages of development. In relative terms, however, the progression of internet retailing in the United Arab Emirates is already far ahead of other larger countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where the channel continues to account for only a marginal proportion of total retailing value sales. Internet retailing is expected to increase its share to 2% in value sales at constant 2015 prices by 2020, signalling significantly more scope for its further development over the forecast period and beyond.

Competition shapes non-grocery retailers while price controls hinder grocery retail:

Grocery retailers accounted for 31% of total retailing value sales in 2015, while the value share of non-grocery specialists remained at 63%. The latter continued to be characterised by growing competition and more competitive pricing in categories, such as electronics and appliance specialist retailers. For grocery retailers, population growth proved to be a stimulant while the convenience trend and strong developments in supermarkets remained the main growth engines for grocery retailers. Despite this, non-grocery specialists continued to dominate in value terms, thanks to strong inbound tourism flows and high fashion consciousness among a significant share of the population. Value growth in grocery retailers, on the other hand, is constrained by government price controls aimed at protecting consumers from price inflation on imported food staples. As such, non-grocery retailing is set to see slightly higher growth than grocery retailing over the forecast period as the affluent population will increase and tourists will contribute to a higher percentage of consumption.

Fall in house prices and imposition of federal mortgage caps cool the housing market:

Growth in residential house prices slowed at the beginning of 2015, but began to stabilize towards the end of the year, especially for apartments. Up to 2013 the housing market had been overheating, with the imposition of higher transaction fees in 2013 and federal mortgage caps in 2014 successfully cooling the market and helping to curb speculative buying. The residential housing stock in the UAE’s most important cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, reached 377,000 units and 243,000 units, respectively at the end of 2014. However, a further 25,000 new housing units were built in Dubai with a further 10,000 new housing units constructed in Abu Dhabi during 2015. Among other channels, this greater supply of housing stock boosted sales of home and garden specialists.

Positive prospects for the country’s economy and retailing industry:

The economic outlook for the United Arab Emirates is expected to be positive, which, combined with buoyant consumer confidence, is set to encourage higher levels of spending, stimulate employment and attract more expatriates. Moreover, the Expo 2020 event in Dubai is set to attract over 25 million visitors, around 70% of whom will come from abroad and be highly likely to shop whilst visiting the country. According to the Ministry of Employment, the country’s hosting of this event is expected to create over 277,000 jobs between 2013 and 2022. Furthermore, the growing number of shopping centres due for completion over the forecast period will benefit both grocery and non-grocery retailers.
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- Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Al Futtaim Group Llc in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Azadea Group in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Choithram & Sons Dubai in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Damas Llc in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Llc in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Paris Gallery Llc in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)
- Souq Group Pvt Ltd in Retailing (United Arab Emirates)

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