The Most Inclusive Football Tournament

Football world championship in Qatar is one of the largest sporting events in a post-pandemic world. Enabled by the proliferation of digital media channels and internet/smartphone penetration, an unprecedented 5 billion consumers are expected to engage with the event. Consumption is expected to spike during the tournament which overlaps with the retail festive season. The […]

How can restaurants sustain in the evolving food service industry?

MENA Food Delivery Ecosystem is rapidly evolving. While food aggregators helped restaurants weather the pandemic, their impact on the profit margins has been reduced. Restaurants are creating own unique propositions to attract consumers and consecutively restaurant own apps are now the fastest growing segment. Evolving stakeholder economics is poised to reshape the food delivery market in […]

Is direct the way to go for Beauty?

The BPC market in the MENA region is going through a transformational period driven by evolving consumer needs and shopper persona. While legacy brands have undertaken various initiatives to fulfill emerging trends, consumers aren’t fully satisfied. This has led to the emergence of D2C brands who have been able to develop meaningful relationships with customers […]

Demystifying Kirana eCommerce in India

The unorganized retail market is the most dominant and popular mode of retailing and purchase destination for the majority of India’s 1.3 billion population. As far as global trade stands, India holds the most share in general trade when compared to developed nations including the US and the UK. It also has a huge Tier […]

MENA Digital Economy: On The Cusp Of A Digital Revolution

MENA is a ~$2.8Tn economy with a young and vibrant digitally evolved population and strong enabling logistics infrastructure, making the region a fertile ground for digital solutions. Strong regulatory backing, coupled with macroeconomic tailwinds including the pandemic has accelerated the evolution of the MENA digital economy. Online service users are set to grow by 100 […]

State Of Preventive Health In India

Though the demand for preventive healthcare has soared since the pandemic and startups in the space are striving to ride this tailwind, it is still largely an untapped market. The opportunities are huge for businesses. The report delves into the entire landscape and shares pointers on how to cash in on the opportunities by tapping into emerging technologies.

Unwrapping Ramadan 2022

Ramadan is a $6.2 Bn online sales event in MENA. Festive periods account for ~40% of annual e-tail in MENA.

Consumer Internet in Indonesia

Indonesia’s e-commerce market is one of the fastest growing globally and accounts for more than half of the SEA e-commerce market

SEA Fintech Report

Robust economic growth and digitally engaged consumer creates massive opportunity to drive innovation in Fintech adoption

Black Friday – $6Bn Online Shopping Event

Black Friday is a critical event in the retail calendar in MENA. This event which was first launched by Souq (now Amazon) as a 3-day online only event has now expanded to over six weeks of Q4. The event has been so popular that ~20% of annual online retail sales happen during the Black Friday sale period.

Key Black Friday Trends:

a. The Market is Stabilizing:
Last year BF season achieved +90% YoY growth; this year YoY growth is expected to stabilize at ~30%; Sales to reach ~$6 bn during BF period.
b. Differentiated Strategies are going to be at play
In terms of strategy, higher focus on private labels, Inventory led fulfilment and fast delivery speed are expected.
c. Consumer is moving beyond discounts
Discounts will become a right-to-play during BF. For right-to-win, other factors such as offer variety and exclusivity and experience will be key.

Indian EdTech industry analysis: Online education sector to create $ 1.7 BN market by 2022

The 2019 National Education Policy (NEP) which seeks to address these challenges and extend the scope of RTE to students aged 3–18 years, recommended harnessing EdTech through app-based learning, online student communities, and lesson delivery beyond ‘chalk and talk’. Serving as a crucial link between enrolment and enhanced learning outcomes, online education offerings across grades […]

State of e-tailing in India

Though the demand for preventive healthcare has soared since the pandemic and startups in the space are striving to ride this tailwind, it is still largely an untapped market. The opportunities are huge for businesses. The report delves into the entire landscape and shares pointers on how to cash in on the opportunities by tapping into emerging technologies.