GCC Retail

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The GCC countries have been constantly striving to diversify their economy away from being solely dependent on the oil & gas industry. For this, t.....


The GCC countries have been constantly striving to diversify their economy away from being solely dependent on the oil & gas industry. For this, the retail industry has proven to be a prudent and effective choice. Higher per capita income and younger demographic profile of the nationals has a positive implication for the demand of high value luxury goods and electronics goods, while the working expatriate population supports the surging demand for consumer goods. Additionally, the regional governments have been emphasizing to improve their infrastructure to bring in an influx of tourists to their countries.
In this report, we examine the current status of the Retail sector in the GCC, including the trends and growth drivers. The report also analyzes the various retail segments, and highlights the key market players in the region. Furthermore, we discuss the development of retail space across the GCC, and enumerate the challenges facing the retail sector.


  1. Executive Summary
  2. GCC Retail Industry: Transforming & Growing Fast
  3. Youthful Demographics & Rising Tourism Favor Growth
    • Youthful population to ensure steady rise in demand
    • GCC countries growing at fast pace compared to global levels
    • High-income per capita attracts retailers across the globe
    • Rising tourism adds to retail demand
    • Changing lifestyle has led to increase in retail consumption
    • Consumer Confidence buoys future retail growth
  4. Retail sector to grow in-line with GDP growth
  5. F&B segment dominates GCC retail industry
    • Food, Beverage and Tobacco is the largest retail segment in the GCC
    • Apparel, Textiles and Footwear is the fastest growing segment
    • Luxury retailing expanding across the region
    • More demand for Home Appliances & Furniture foreseen
    • Hand-held devices to dominate consumer electronics market
  6. Retail growth expected despite increasing penetration of e-commerce
    • Souq, the traditional Arabian retail format
    • High-Street, a more westernized version of Souq
    • Department Stores, one-stop-shop for consumer durables
    • Hyper Markets, often the anchor tenant in a Mall
    • Malls, shopping plus entertainment
  7. International retailers flocking to GCC; rising franchise opportunities
    • Franchise Types
    • Franchising has existed in the GCC region since 1960’s
    • Retail Franchises are growing in the Middle East
    • UAE remains the most attractive for retail investment
    • Franchising has its own set of challenges
  8. Retail space increasing across major cities in GCC
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • Bahrain
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
  9. GCC a prime market for Luxury and Online retail
    • Online and Mobile Retailing/E-commerce rising in the region
    • Luxury Retailing growing from strength to strength
    • Airport Retailing rising with increasing tourism
    • Private Labels often account for major portion of total brand sales
    • Sub Franchising expanding into other markets
    • Shopping Festivals continue to attract footfalls
    • Religious Tourism has fallen by a third since 2012
  10. Keeping up with changing consumer behavior
  11. GCC still a retail haven
    • List of Regional Retail Players
    • Retail Formats
    • Retail Trade Component as Percentage of GDP

Tables & Charts

3.1    Real GDP Growth
3.2    Growth in per Capita Income Levels
3.3    Index of Consumer Confidence
5.1    Upcoming Housing Stock for 2016 and 2017
6.1    Types of Retail Format
6.2    Major High-Streets in GCC
6.3    Characteristics of Various Mall Type
7.1    Percentage ownership in a corporate franchise
7.2    Leading GCC companies and their franchise brands
7.3    GRDI Rankings, 2016
7.4    2016 Global Retail Development Index
8.1    Existing & Upcoming Retail Space by 2017
8.2    Upcoming Malls in Dubai
8.3    Prominent Malls Existing in Dubai
8.4    Mall Rentals in Dubai
8.5    Upcoming Malls in Abu Dhabi
8.6    Retail Rentals in Abu Dhabi
8.7    Prominent Malls Existing in Abu Dhabi
8.8    Prominent Malls Existing in Riyadh
8.9    Upcoming Malls in Riyadh
8.10    Prominent Malls Existing in Jeddah
8.11    Prominent Malls Existing in Qatar
8.12    Upcoming Malls in Qatar
8.13    Upcoming Malls in Kuwait
8.14    Prominent Malls Existing in Kuwait
9.1    Swiss Watch Imports, January to March 2016
9.2    Retail Developments in Makkah & Madinah
12.1    Salam Group Financials
12.2    Al Meera Financials
12.3    Jarir Marketing Financials
12.4    Savola Group Financials
12.5    Items Sold at Dubai Duty Free in January to March 2016

2.1    Percentage of retailers targeting markets, 2015
2.2    Major Retail Players
3.1    GCC Population from 2010 to 2020 (in million)
3.2    GCC Demographic Profile by Age Group, 2015
3.3    GCC Population by Nationality  2015
3.4    GCC per Capita Income Levels (in USD), 2015
3.5    Tourist arrivals in GCC (in 000’s)
3.6    Leisure Tourism & Spend in GCC (in USD billions)
3.7    Urbanization Levels in GCC Countries (%), 2014
4.1    GCC Retail Market Size (in USD billions)
4.2    GCC Retail Market Composition by Segment (in 2015)
5.1    Retail Market Structure
5.2    Grocery Retail Market in Saudi Arabia (in USD bn)
5.3    GCC Food, Beverage & Tobacco Market Size (USD bn)
5.4    Country-Wise Expenditure on Food, Beverage & Tobacco for 2015
5.5    GCC Apparel/Textiles Market Size (USD bn)
5.6    Country-Wise Expenditure on Apparel/Textiles for 2015
5.7    GCC Footwear Market Size (USD bn)
5.8    Country-Wise Expenditure on Footwear for 2015
5.9    GCC Personal Care Products Market Size (USD bn)
5.10    Country-Wise Expenditure on Personal Care products for 2015
5.11    GCC Furniture & Home Furnishing Market Size (USD bn)
5.12    GCC Consumer Electronics Market Size (in USD bn)
5.13    Country-Wise Expenditure on Consumer Electronics for 2015
7.1    GRDI country Attractiveness, 2016
8.1    Malls Gross Leasing Area (GLA) per Capita
8.2    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m), Dubai  
8.3    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m) AbuDhabi
8.4    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m) Riyadh  
8.5    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m) Jeddah
8.6    Qatar, Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m)
8.7    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m) in Kuwait
8.8    Existing and Occupied Retail Space (in sq m) in Oman
8.9    Existing and Future Retail Space (in sq m) in Oman
9.1    Mobile Phone Subscription per 100 Inhabitants
9.2    Passenger Arrivals at Dubai International Airport (mn)
9.3    Dubai Duty Free Sales by Type, 2015
9.4    Share of Private label Sales in Total Sales (in %)
9.5    Traditional Franchisee Structure
9.6    Sub Franchisee Structure
9.7    Pilgrim Arrivals at Makkah & Medinah during Haj (in millions)
12.1    UAE Retail Trade (in USD billions) and as % of GDP
12.2    KSA Retail Trade (in USD billions) as % of GDP
12.3    Qatar Retail Trade (in USD billions) as % of GDP
12.4    Oman Retail Trade (in USD billions) as % of GDP
12.5    Kuwait Retail Trade (in USD billions) as % of GDP



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