Retailing in Saudi Arabia

  • ID: 238090
  • Report
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • 124 pages
  • Euromonitor International
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Despite economic challenges for Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2016, and reduced consumer purchasing power, retailing posted a stable value performance in 2017. Economic slowdown emerged due to lower global oil prices that Saudi Arabia relies heavily upon for government revenues. In response, the government reduced the salaries of ministers and other public sector employees by 20%, as austerity measures aimed at lowering the deficit.

The Retailing in Saudi Arabia 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 SAUDI ARABIA

List of Contents and Tables
  • Executive Summary
  • Retailing Posts Stable Value Performance Despite Economic Challenges
  • Grocery Retailers To No Longer Employ Foreign Workers
  • New "saudization" Regulations Pose Challenge To Retailing
  • E-commerce Is Emerging in New Channels of Retailing
  • Introduction of Vat and Fluctuating Currency Exchange Rates To Affect Competition
  • 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
  • Lower Prices and Convenience Boost Popularity of Convenience Stores
  • Online Grocery Shopping Apps, A Possible Threat To Convenience Stores
  • Government Considers Limiting Number of Retail Permits for Convenience Stores
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Dabbagh Group Holding Co Ltd Maintains Lead in Convenience Stores
  • Convenience Stores Competes for Young Demographic
  • Expansion Via New Outlets Continues
  • 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
  • Consumers Shift Focus in Favour of Grocery Over Non-grocery Household Items
  • Introduction of Online Grocery Shopping Boosts Sales
  • Growth of Hypermarkets To Become Increasingly Aggressive
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Panda Retail Co Remains Leader of Hypermarkets in 2017
  • Global Investment in Hypermarkets Expected To Continue
  • Hypermarkets Investing in Standalone Stores Over Shopping Centres
  • 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 Continues To Expand, Welcomes New Player Despite Weaker Growth
  • Increase in Saudi Arabian Women Working in Supermarkets
  • Online Grocery Shopping Emerging in Supermarkets
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Abdullah Al-othaim Markets Co Takes the Lead in Supermarkets in 2017
  • Intense Competition Sees Large Brands Pushing Out Smaller Ones
  • Offering Loyalty Programmes Is Crucial
  • 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
  • Stagnation Will Turn To Decline Over Forecast Period
  • Changes in Shopping Habits To Blame for Loss in Sales
  • Demand Increasing for Unique Global Products
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Saadeddin Pastry Co Maintains Leading Position in 2017
  • Modern Grocery Retailers Continues To Gain Popularity Over Traditional
  • Kiosks Grow As New Retail Platform
  • 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
  • Improvement of Consumer Spending Benefits Channel
  • Global Fashion Brands Most Dynamic Followed by Luxury Brands
  • Effect of Latest Saudization Efforts Met With Apprehension
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Bandar Trading Co Continues To Lead
  • Al Sawani Group Brands Refranchised Or Non-existent
  • Discounts, Promotions and Loyalty Programmes Are Key
  • 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
  • Large, Growing Young Population Drives Sales
  • Deferred Payment Plans Will Continue To Gain in Popularity
  • Consumers Prefer Specialist Stores Over Grey Market
  • Competitive Landscape
  • United Electronics Co Takes the Lead From Axiom Telecom Llc
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Rebrands Baituna As Red Sea
  • Al Futtaim's Best Electronics City Closes
  • 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
  • Demand for New Global Products Continues To Grow
  • Changing Consumer Behaviour, High Rental Prices Pose Challenges
"retail-tainment" Will Remain Key To Driving Sales
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Nahdi Medical Co Retains Overall Lead
  • Oud Milano Enters Beauty Specialist Retailers
  • L'oréal Group Sells the Body Shop To Brazilian Cosmetics Firm
  • 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
  • Low Growth for Homewares and Home Furnishings
  • E-commerce Grows in Home and Garden Specialist Retailers
  • Rise in Global Home Furnishing and Improvement Trade Shows
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Ghassan A Al Sulaiman Est Takes the Lead From Al Bandar Trading Co
  • Saudi Co for Hardware (saco) Retains Lead of Home Improvement and Gardening Stores
  • Global Brands of Home Furnishings in Demand Over Local Brands
  • 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
  • Value Growth in Department Stores Skyrockets
  • New Entrants Expected Over Forecast Period
  • Retailers To Continue To Depend on Franchising
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Bandar Trading Leads Department Stores
  • Fierce Competition Between Department Stores and Other Retail Channels
  • Change in Trend Sees Cosmetics Outperforming Fragrances
  • 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
  • Massive Potential for New Entrants
  • Asian Products Dominate Channel
  • Prices in Variety Stores Witness Marginal Increase
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Daiso Remains Leading Variety Brand
  • Neighbourhood Convenience Stores Offer Variety Store Items
  • Internet Retailing Alternative To Low Number of Variety Stores
  • 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
  • Saudi Women Replace Expatriate Workers To Lead Sales
  • New Expatriate Dependant Fees Pose Challenge To Direct Selling
  • Food and Drink Direct Selling Records Highest Sales
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Manhal Water Factory Continues To Lead Direct Selling
  • Direct Selling Strengthens Growth
  • Brands Enter Other Categories Within Direct Selling
  • 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
  • Homeshopping Maintains Its Leading Retail Position Alongside Rising E-commerce
  • Higher Sales in Homeshopping Based on Deposit of Salaries
  • Homeshopping Carrying Latest and Most Popular Products
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Citruss TV Fz Llc Continues To Lead Homeshopping
  • Homeshopping Is Fragmented As Some Players Exit and Others Enter
  • Homeshopping Brands Using Social Media Platforms To Advertise
  • 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
  • Economic Slowdown Sees Value Growth in Internet Retailing Slow Down
  • New E-commerce Site, Noon.com To Launch in Saudi Arabia
  • Internet Retailing's Infrastructure Expected To Improve
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Amazon Purchases Regional Player Souq.com
  • Majority of Consumers Still Prefer Cash Over Debit/credit Cards
  • Increasing Competition With Large Players Acquiring Smaller Companies
  • 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
  • Food and Drink Internet Retailing Emerges in Saudi Arabia
  • Channel Expected To Post Strong Growth Over the Forecast Period
  • Competitive Landscape
  • New Players Expected To Expand Channel
  • Channel Data
  • Table 186 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: Value 2012-2017
  • Table 187 Food and Drink Internet Retailing: % Value Growth 2016-2017
  • 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
  • Growing Consumer Awareness Benefits Vending
  • New Players and Product Offerings To Increase Growth Over the Forecast Period
  • Busier Lifestyles Contribute To Vending
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Al Jomaih Bottling Plant Retains Leading Position in Vending
  • Players Compete To Provide Best Customer Service
  • Vending Machine Operators Continuing To Expand
  • 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 Devices Will Account for Large Share of Internet Sales by 2022
  • Apparel and Footwear Is Main Channel for M-commerce
  • Consumers Increasingly Educated in Price Comparison and Payment Options
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Social Media To Continue Fuelling Popularity of Mobile Internet Retailing
  • Channel Is Unable To Realise Full Potential Due To Weak Infrastructure
  • Mobile Internet Retailing To Register Healthy Growth
  • 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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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) continues to be the largest market in the Middle East. The size of the population, the high proportion of young people and the high levels of disposable income make Saudi Arabia the fastest growing market for consumer products in the Middle East. Together with a booming economy, these factors meant that retail sales increased rapidly over the review period.

The ongoing construction and residential building boom – that is the result of increased public and private spending – has been a strong driver for the Saudi economy. This boom has also been reflected in the retail sector with a high demand for furniture, electronics and interior furnishings.

Multinational penetration was a strong characteristic of the period under review, which witnessed the influx of many international retailers and companies such as Debenhams, Harvey Nichols and Saks Fifth Avenue, to name a few. Such multinational influx has even been successful in penetrating the largely-closed banking sector, as three foreign banks secured licences to operate locally in KSA. The three banks are Deutsche Bank of Germany, BNP Paribas of France and JP Morgan Chase of the US, which are expected to inject new resources and know-how to areas like project finance, housing finance and investment banking.

A trend towards selling more non-food products in supermarkets and hypermarkets continued during the review period. Food chains are not only introducing and increasing private label activity in non-food, but are also selling more and more non-food lines.

The expansion of shopping malls and centres is taking the Kingdom by storm, as landmark malls were opened during the review period like the Kingdom Mall and Al-Faisalia Mall. In addition, the forecast period will see the opening of the largest shopping and entertainment project ever in the Kingdom's history: Gulf Shopping City, which is due to open in late 2005 over a space of 800,000 sq m.

Outlook for retailing

The oil industry

Oil is still the backbone of the Saudi economy, and the recent developments in world oil markets have strongly benefited the Kingdom’s fiscal position. The recent price rises resulted in sanctioning a production quota rise by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at their meeting in Beirut during early June 2004, and this was excellent news for the Saudi economy and government. Saudi oil production averaged 8.8mbd in 2003; and if prices maintain their current levels, the outturn in 2004 could be even better than the previous year.

Political climate

A major driver for the Saudi economy will be the political reform underway, as Saudi Arabia plans to hold the country’s first nationwide elections starting in November 2004. The government’s initiative is seen as the first concrete political reforms in the absolute monarchy, after pressure from the United States and domestic reformers to grant some political participation and freedom of expression. In addition, the increase in violence from groups opposed to the monarchy over the last few years has also racked up pressure on Saudi rulers to introduce political reforms.

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