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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 Lulu sets out plans to open 30 stores in Saudi Arabia, ADNOC enhances its rewards programme, Abu Dhabi bans plastics and Carrefour Pakistan introduces a mobile app, we round up news from the region’s retailers. LuLu to open 30 stores by 2020 LuLu chairman Yusuffali has said the company plans to export agricultural products and open 30 hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia by 2022. This will be a ...
Carrefour UAE, operated by Majid Al Futtaim Retail, has launched Mobimart, the first grocery store on a bus. The service will bring convenient and accessible shopping to underserviced neighbourhoods across Dubai. Bringing groceries to the community Mobimart will operate six days a week, offering shoppers a large variety of their daily grocery needs. Options include, but not limited to, orga...
UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), which operates the Carrefour banner in 16 countries as of February 2020, has reported full year results for its 2019 financial year. The company said revenue at its retail division rose by 1% to AED28.1 bn (US$7.6 bn), while EBITDA rose by 2% to AED1.4 bn (US$381.1m). Expansion underpinning growth… MAF said the results came ‘ despite a reduction in discreti...

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