This report looks at the key themes currently shaping grocery retailing in the Middle East and the performance of the region's top five retailers. We also forecast their performance to 2023 and consider their strategic priorities supporting growth.

This in-depth guide to the United Arab Emirates explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

We look at the latest trends set to shape the grocery market in the region over the next 12 months.

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As Majid Al Futtaim, which operates the Carrefour brand in the UAE, launches a new loyalty programme and uses robots in store, prepares for its promotional event and LuLu opens another hypermarket, we round up news from the country.

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UAE-based LuLu has announced plans to invest in Egypt as it opens its latest store in the UAE, in Ajman. LuLu to invest US$500m in Egypt… LuLu has signed an agreement with Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade of Egypt and the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities to open new hypermarkets in and around Cairo. The contract will see Egypt’s Urban Communities Authority b...
As LuLu, Al Othaim and Adnoc announce they are to continue their expansion, we round up news from the region. Majid Al Futtaim renews MoU for locally grown products UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the locally based Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). The MoU sees Majid Al Futtaim commit to promote and sell locally grown agri...
As Spinneys Egypt is bought by Investec Asset Management, 7-Eleven adds a new service and LuLu sets out expansion plans, we round up news from the region. Spinneys Egypt ownership changes A controlling stake in Spinneys Egypt has been acquired by Investec Asset Management. No financial details have been released about the purchase. Investec described Spinneys Egypt as one of the ‘ leading g...

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