United Arab Emirates Food & Drink Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food & drink industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Industry Forecasts, BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index, Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts, Company Profiles and Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews.

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United Arab Emirates Food & Drink Report
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BMI View: Strong economic and demographic fundamentals will drive food & drink expenditures in the UAE. Population growth is set to persist , and will be complemented by rising household incomes throughout the forecast period. Moreover, consumer habits are expected to change, as UAE - being one of the most diabetes-prone countries in the world - is facing government regulation and consumer activism, both of which will drive consumer spending towards healthier and more expensive groceries.

Food and Drink Spending
(2013-2020)
f = BMI forecast. Source: National statistics, BMI

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Agthia, one of the largest and most diversified beverage manufacturers in the UAE, reported 13% revenue growth in 2015, and is considering acquisitions in the water segment in the Gulf of up to AED300mn in 2017.

  • Nestle, which produces Perrier, San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna waters, is on track to complete its AED100mn bottling facility in Abu Dhabi in 2018.

  • Carrefour, a hypermarket and supermarket chain operated by Majid Al Futtaim, is planning to open ten new locations in the UAE in 2017.

  • Food sales are projected to maintain a solid 7.1% annual average growth rate during 2017-2020, thanks to both premiumisation and increasing health awareness, which will prompt an increased number of customers to consume more expensive food items.

BMI Industry View
7
Latest Updates & Industry Developments
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SWOT
8
Food & Drink
8
Industry Forecast
10
Consumer Outlook
10
Latest Updates
10
Structural Trends
10
Food
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Table: Food Sales (United Arab Emirates 2013-2020)
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Drink
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Latest Updates
14
Structural Trends
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Table: Total Alcoholic Drinks Spending And Consumption (United Arab Emirates 2013-2020)
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Table: Non-Alcoholic Drinks Sales (United Arab Emirates 2013-2020)
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Mass Grocery Retail
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Industry Risk Reward Index
21
Middle East And North Africa - Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Middle East & North Africa - Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index, Q416
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UAE - Risk/Reward Index
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Market Overview
29
Food
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Recent Developments
29
Market Drivers & Trends
29
Drink
31
Recent Developments
31
Market Drivers & Trends
32
Mass Grocery Retail
33
Recent Developments
33
Market Drivers & Trends
33
Competitive Landscape
35
Table: Key Players In UAE's Food & Drink Sector
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Table: Key Players In UAE's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
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Company Profile
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Unilever North Africa Middle East
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Foodco
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Al Ain Dairy
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Masafi
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Agthia
47
Aujan
49
EMKE Group
51
Carrefour MAF
53
Spinneys Dubai
55
Demographic Forecast
57
Demographic Outlook
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
58
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
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Glossary
62
Food & Drink
62
Mass Grocery Retail
62
Methodology
64
Industry Forecast Methodology
64
Sector-Specific Methodology
65
Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
67
Table: Weighting
68

The United Arab Emirates Food & Drink Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's United Arab Emirates Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in United Arab Emirates.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for United Arab Emirates to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Emirati food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in United Arab Emirates through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the mass grocery retail market.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Food and Drink Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Food Forecasts

BMI’s food chapter is divided into sections such as meat, fish, confectionary, dairy and canned foods, and provides insight into each market’s food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

  • Industry Forecast Scenario: Historical data series and a forecast to end-2019 for growth of key indicators within a market’s food industry. Indicators include food consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.
  • Industry Developments: A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.
  • Market Overview: An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food chapter, the drink section provides insight into each market’s drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI’s food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into each market’s grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-2019 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown of the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape

Illustration of the mass grocery retail and food and drink industries via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. This chapter also includes data-rich, in-depth regional analysis of the market position, business strategies and investment potential of the region’s leading mass grocery retail and food and drink operators.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Food & Drink reports draw on an extensive network primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.