- Milk formula in Saudi Arabia has been under criticism for some time, as prices kept increasing without any proper checks. After much hue and cry, the government finally imposed a price cap on milk formula in the middle of 2014. A failure to comply with this cap would result in companies being penalised. This step bought down the prices of milk formula significantly, to as low as SAR29 per 400g pack. Special milk formula, however, was excluded from this price cap. This eventually resulted in a slowdown of value growth in 2014, but provided relief to consumers. Companies, however, continued to bolster volume sales through various in-store promotions.
- Saudi Food Industries, which is the local subsidiary of the GBO Nestlé, led baby food in 2015 with a 19% value share. The company’s popular brands, such as Cérélac and Nan, enjoy strong popularity amongst consumers, as they have been around for decades. The company continues to invest in strong promotional strategies, such as connecting with consumers of Nido and Cérélac through social media. In addition, the company has also taken steps towards corporate social responsibility by cooperating with the government to help implement price caps on milk formula. The company introduced two new variants of Cérélac in late 2014, Wheat and Oat with Red Fruits and Wheat and Oats with Tropical Fruits, as well as updating the packaging for Cérélac in 2015. These activities, along with the strong distribution network the company enjoys, helped it to maintain its lead in baby food.
- The number of women entering the workforce is expected to continue rising in the forecast period, as the new generation is fast embracing modern values. Young girls graduating from college or even after marriage are keen to make their mark on the practical front. The government, on the other hand, is also promoting the employment of women, by giving advantages to companies which hire female Saudis. The growing number of women in the workforce is expected to push up the demand for milk formula and other baby food, as women will be left with less time for breastfeeding and to home cook meals for their infants, leaving their children largely to the care of day care centres or nannies.
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Table of Contents
Baby Food in Saudi Arabia - Category Analysis
- Table 1 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 2 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
- Table 3 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 4 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
- Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2012-2015
- Table 7 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 8 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 9 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
- Table 10 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 11 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020
Baby Food in Saudi Arabia - Company Profiles
Almarai Co Ltd in Packaged Food (Saudi Arabia)
- Summary 1 Almarai Co Ltd: Key Facts
- Summary 2 Almarai Co Ltd: Operational Indicators
- Summary 3 Almarai Co Ltd: Competitive Position 2015
Packaged Food in Saudi Arabia - Industry Context
Packaged food continues to register a strong performance
Digital media gains importance for manufacturers
Local players compete aggressively with international companies
Traditional grocery retailers resumes growth after setback
An improved forecast period performance expected for packaged food
KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Increasing female employment drives growth of convenience products
Digital communication is fast replacing traditional media
Health consciousness still nascent but impacting some categories
Grocery retailing growth back on track
FOODSERVICE: KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Trends: Sales to foodservice
Trends: Consumer foodservice
- Table 12 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 14 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 16 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2010-2015
- Table 17 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2010-2015
- Table 18 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2010-2015
- Table 19 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2010-2015
- Table 20 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2011-2015
- Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2012-2015
- Table 23 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 24 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2010-2015
- Table 25 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2015
- Table 26 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020
- Table 27 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2015-2020
- Table 28 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020
- Table 29 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020
- Summary 4 Research Sources