Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Department stores remains the most popular channel within mixed retailers

In contrast to many Western economies, where department stores are facing challenges, these stores continue to attract footfall in the United Arab Emirates, even in an overall dampened consumption environment. However, high footfall does not necessarily translate into sales, since some consumers go to department stores to “window shop” for products that they then tend try to find online for a better price.

Luxury department stores are impacted by the rise of e-commerce

Department stores in the United Arab Emirates has traditionally been the primary sales channel for luxury products; however, these outlets are now being challenged by the rise of e-commerce sites such as Farfetch. This company strives to appeal to the younger generation by sponsoring concerts such as Sole DXB, which is targeted towards millennials.

Promotions boost sales

Consumer expenditure on apparel and footwear continued to slow down during 2018, with residents faced with the increasing cost of living and balancing non-discretionary expenditure with the preference to spend on more value-added expenditure. Department stores therefore offered attractive promotions on apparel and footwear.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Centrepoint gains share

In 2017, Paris Gallery was the leader in department stores in value terms; in 2018, the mantle was passed to Landmark Group’s Centrepoint. This luxury retailer has a long-standing heritage in the retail landscape of the United Arab Emirates, dating back to 1981, and had 19 outlets in the country in 2018.

Le BHV Marais enters the market

French luxury department store Le BHV Marais entered the United Arab Emirates with a flagship location. It was the second international Le BHV Marais store.

Marks & Spencer launches a vegetarian food range

A source of success for Marks and Spencer has been its food range, and in 2018 it launched a vegetarian range in selected stores. Offerings such as Edamame bean burgers and Sweetcorn burgers, as well as Beetroot falafels are amongst some of the most popular, and are hard to find in other places.

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HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Department stores remains the most popular channel within mixed retailers
Luxury department stores are impacted by the rise of e-commerce
Promotions boost sales

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Centrepoint gains share
Le BHV Marais enters the market
Marks & Spencer launches a vegetarian food range

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Department Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Department Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Department Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Department Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Department Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in the United Arab Emirates - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The “new normal”
VAT reveals its impact on the market
Mega sales mania
Flagship shopping centres are unlikely to fail, but e-commerce takes off
From conspicuous to conscious consumerism

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai Summer Surprise
Back to School
Super Sales
White Friday
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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