MEA

e-Grocery in UAE & KSA: Q3 Update Report Pre-view

newsletters | Oct, 2020

MENA e-Grocery GMV had been growing in double digits YoY until 2019, and was expected to grow at ~60%. However, Covid-19 has more than doubled the eGrocery markets in UAE...

Retail-Tech – The next start-up opportunity

newsletters | Jul, 2020

This is reflected in the ~15-25% increase in online shoppers in the first few weeks of lockdown. ~30-50% of the customers increased their online purchase for the essentia...

Retail-Tech – The next start-up opportunity

reports | Jul, 2020

~30-50% of the customers increased their online purchase for the essential categories. This behavior is not just a one-time trend, a significant portion of these online m...

Hypergrowth in eGrocery – The new-age digital playing field

newsletters | Jun, 2020

This increase in eGrocery purchases was propelled in part by a significant number of first-time users of online grocery platforms. What is interesting is that consumers d...

How MENA is shopping post COVID-19?

newsletters | May, 2020

Lockdown measures have led to growth for e-tail. The growth rate during the lockdown has been ~20% by order volume and ~40% by value resulting in annualized GMV of $11 Bn...

How will MENA order online post COVID-19?

reports | Apr, 2020

UAE's internet penetration rose to 99% in 2019, while for KSA it touched 99% in 2019.

COVID-19 Pandemic; E-tail the lifeline of MENA

newsletters | Apr, 2020

Grocery is the hottest category with 300%+ jump in daily order volume

Ramadan and Covid-19 Pandemic; an ordeal for retail

newsletters | Apr, 2020

Ramadan and COVID-19 Pandemic; an ordeal for retail

Venture Studios – Innovations in start-up building in MENA

newsletters | Mar, 2020

Venture Studio - A new business model is emerging to support the start-up building space globally

Home delivery of Food-tainment

reports | Feb, 2020

UAE's internet penetration rose to 99% in 2019, while for KSA it touched 99% in 2019.

MENA gearing up for Ramadan – Fashion insights

newsletters | Jan, 2020

Fashion shopping in Ramadan peaks during Eid week Fashion is the most exciting retail category, when it comes to Ramadan shopping in MENA. Excitement levels for clothing ...

Middle East Online Retail comes of age (Part 2)

newsletters | Jan, 2020

Insight 1: Niche models gain traction Noon and Amazon have emerged as the key players in the online marketplace in the region. However, niche players have also emerged ...

Middle East Online Retail comes of age in 2019

newsletters | Jan, 2020

Insight 1: Fast-paced etailing market growth in 2019 Online retail market grew at a fast pace this year compared to last few years – greater than 35% this year compared...

November Online Festive Sales Expected to Soar

newsletters | Nov, 2019

There are four key insights that we want to highlight from our study: Published on: Nov 2019 Customer excitement for the November sales season in both UAE and KSA is at i...

Uber of warehousing to drive omnichannel

blogs | Nov, 2019

By Sandeep Ganediwalla

The 3A’s shaping the food service market of UAE

newsletters | Nov, 2019

Published on: Nov 2019 Food service market of UAE is ~$ 15 Bn in size. The market took a hit in revenues during early 2018 due to implementation of VAT, but the sector is...

Retail Technology – The Next Frontier

reports | Oct, 2019

Middle East is a cluster of regions: GCC, Levant and North Africa. This region is bound by a common language but is different demographically and economically...

Innovation in business model helping improve online deliveries perform...

newsletters | Sep, 2019

Buy Full Report Logistics is driving eCommerce in GCC; the two key sectors of Etail and online food deliveries stand at ~$11 Bn, expected to grow ~3X in next five years P...

GCC – World’s first omni-channel superapp?

newsletters | Aug, 2019

GCC – a unique market showing characteristics of both developed and developing markets GCC countries have most of their population concentrated in urban centres. This h...

Can MENA Have A Superapp?

newsletters | Jul, 2019

Globally, apps are taking superapp journey by adding services to its offering and increasing per-customer revenue Published on: Jul 2019 A country/region becomes superapp...

How Consumers in MENA are planning their CPG shopping this Ramadan

reports | May, 2019

Preparation for Ramadan starts one month in advance and celebration continues 2 weeks post Eid, making it the longest celebrated festival globally...

How consumers in MENA are planning their Fashion shopping this Ramadan...

reports | May, 2019

Preparation for Ramadan starts one month in advance and celebration continues 2 weeks post Eid, making it the longest celebrated festival globally...

How consumers in MENA are planning their Electronics shopping this Ram...

reports | May, 2019

Preparation for Ramadan starts one month in advance and celebration continues 2 weeks post Eid, making it the longest celebrated festival globally...

Online Grocery Market Updates | Middle-East

newsletters | Jan, 2019

Buy Full Report Share of organized grocery retail in UAE+KSA is expected to increase to 80% by 2022, from current 60%; Unorganized grocery retail to shrink Published on: ...

The Rise of E-Commerce in MENA

articles | Dec, 2018

Buy Full Report Published on: Dec 2018 The Middle East e-commerce market is heating up with the increasing competition, driven primarily by the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Acco...

Fintech Insights | Middle-East

newsletters | Oct, 2018

1. Fintech: Funding in MENA fintech is led by lending and payment focused start-ups Published on: Oct 2018 Fintech based start-ups in the MENA region are seeing a lot of ...

Cab Aggregation Insights | Middle-East

newsletters | Sep, 2018

1. Cab: After a first wave of rapid growth, MENA’s cab hailing market is ready for the next wave of expansion into smaller cities and realize its huge potential Publish...

LED Lighting Systems – The New Normal for Lighting in Middle Eas...

reports | Aug, 2018

INTRODUCTION   – Evolution of Lighting Systems The global lighting industry has seen a huge evolution right from incandescent to the light emitting diodes (LED...

Middle East Facility Management Market – Going Smart to Sustain ...

reports | Aug, 2018

INTRODUCTION   – Evolution of FM Service Facility Management (FM) has been one of the prominent sector longing for complete recognition over a long period of t...

KSA BUDGET – Fostering Diversification From Oil Dependency

reports | Jan, 2018

INTRODUCTION   An aggressive budget by Saudi Arabia to lessen dependency on oil The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on a spending spree to decrease their dependence on oi...

Smart Solutions Market: Focus Qatar

articles | Oct, 2017

Buy Full Report In today’s fast-changing world, smart solutions such as self-sufficient energy homes, efficient utility services, self-driving cars, smart healthcare ba...

Online retail in MENA – Ready to roar

articles | Oct, 2017

Buy Full Report This document is an article which covers the expected growth of online retail industry in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by 2020. A Watershed Moment ...

2018 – A tipping point for online retail in the Middle East

articles | Oct, 2017

As highlighted in our previous paper, “Understanding the inflection point for Online Retail”, indexing from the year when online share crossed 0.5% of total retail, w...

Yellow Pages Going Online In Middle East

Case studies | Oct, 2017

The goal of the project was to develop a comprehensive market strategy for an online classifieds player in the Middle East. The firm wanted to expand to a new geography a...