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MENA Ramadan: Biggest Shopping Moment

newsletters | Jun, 2021

Electronics and Gaming were highly dominated by online channel whereas Kitchen & Dining and Jewelry by offline channel

QSR Market: Always Adapting to Change

newsletters | Jun, 2021

QSR’s are usually met with the trade-off between focusing on their own app vs a marketplace app. Each have their own pros and cons. Broadly, having one’s own app crea...

MENA Food Service Market – Going Back to Normal

newsletters | May, 2021

Online Food service market penetration to remain stable at around 15-20%

Kitchen Drives Home

newsletters | May, 2021

Horizontals have captured majority of market share

Keeping up with the consumer

newsletters | May, 2021

Q-commerce has enabled consumers to try new online categories because of its convenience thus increasing the share of wallet.

MENA Electronics: An Essential Sector to Online Retail

newsletters | May, 2021

MENA online electronics has ~3x penetration levels compared to online retail

MENA Fashion – Trendsetter in Retail

newsletters | Apr, 2021

Offline fashion is poised to recover this year while online fashion is growing strong Y-o-Y

MENA Online Retail – Gaining Ground in the Global Space

newsletters | Apr, 2021

The MENA market has grown significantly in recent years and its GMV has become comparable to other emerging economies such as India and Indonesia....

Ramadan – Importance to Retail

newsletters | Apr, 2021

Ramadan 2021 to contribute more than $2Bn to e-tail GMV, 2x that of 2019

Foodtech – A Growing Appetite

newsletters | Apr, 2021

Players have been innovating to improve profitability, more players expected to enter

MENA Startups – Going the IPO way

newsletters | Mar, 2021

Consumer shift towards online is permanent and will drive further growth

Q-commerce | The Demand For Speed

newsletters | Mar, 2021

Q-commerce is a market defined by very fast delivery from local shops, restaurants, and dark stores. It is usually characterized by under 2-hour delivery....

Social Media Spend Goes Mainstream

newsletters | Mar, 2021

Social media now accounts for almost half of the digital advertising spend in the MENA region. We expect that in 2021, social media ad spend will overtake non-digital/tra...

Edtech – Entrée or Main Course ?

newsletters | Mar, 2021

EdTech platforms have seen a drastic rise in the number of new subscribers to the platforms.

KaaS – The backbone of Dark Kitchens?

newsletters | Feb, 2021

UAE online food delivery is expected to grow by a CAGR of 23% with rising penetration of dark kitchens

e-Grocery – Rising Maturity in Kuwait

newsletters | Feb, 2021

e-Grocery players that address the pain areas will grow faster than the market

BNPL – The growing relevance of BNPL platforms in the UAE

newsletters | Feb, 2021

BNPL players in the UAE have only just entered the market and have cumulatively received approximately $40 million+ in funding.

Cash on Delivery – Another casualty of the pandemic?

newsletters | Jan, 2021

Fast forward to today and this is reflected in usage of COD which has come down to ~20-30% of online shopping orders in UAE. One possible reason is the expected stickines...

2021: The year Crtl C + Ctrl V won’t work

newsletters | Jan, 2021

Social media penetration stands at 99% in UAE and 72% in KSA.

White Friday – The Evolution of Consumer Sentiment

newsletters | Dec, 2020

An interesting factor is that an overwhelmingly large proportion of consumers believe that discounts during the white/yellow friday period are higher online than they are...

Dark Kitchens – The Bright Future of Food Services

newsletters | Nov, 2020

Pre-COVID estimates of $16bn, the food services market is now estimated at $9bn in UAE as lockdown restrictions suppressed the sector....

The Power of Exclusive Sales – Amazon Prime Day UAE 2020

newsletters | Nov, 2020

Consumers took advantage of the ~3000 deals on Amazon UAE during Prime Day which offered an average discount of 25-30%.

“Add to Cart” || Anticipations of Festive Sales in UAE

newsletters | Nov, 2020

Q4 Festive sales to reach ~$1.5 Bn at a 65% y-o-y growth rate

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

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...

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...

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

E-tailers generate ~25% of their annual GMV during Ramadan time, which when compared with White/Yellow Friday sale, stands at ~5%. Brands also realize the importance of R...

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

MENA gearing up for Ramadan – Fashion insights

newsletters | Jan, 2020

1. 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 clothi...

Uber of warehousing to drive omnichannel

blogs | Nov, 2019

By Sandeep Ganediwalla

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 ...