Fresh Food in the United Arab Emirates

May 2022
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Fresh Food industry in United Arab Emirates with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Eggs
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Fruits
  • Meat
  • Nuts
  • Pulses
  • Starchy Roots
  • Sugar and Sweeteners
  • Vegetables

If you're in the Fresh Food industry in United Arab Emirates, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Fresh Food in United Arab Emirates report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Fresh Food in United Arab Emirates?
  • What is the impact of commodity price fluctuations on local production and consumption?
  • What are the key campaigns or legislation driving Fresh Food sales?
  • How are consumer attitudes towards fresh food evolving?
  • How significant is health and wellness in shaping consumer demand?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Fresh Food in the United Arab Emirates

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Fresh food in 2021: The big picture
2021 key trends
Retailing developments
What next for fresh food?

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Total Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 2 Total Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 3 Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 4 Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 5 Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 6 Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 7 Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 8 Retail Distribution of Fresh Food by Format: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 9 Forecast Total Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 10 Forecast Total Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 11 Forecast Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 12 Forecast Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 13 Forecast Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 14 Forecast Retail Sales of Fresh Food by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

DISCLAIMER

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Eggs in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Despite marginal switch back to out-of-home consumption in 2021, demand for eggs through retail remains high
Hygiene concerns continue to favour modern grocery retailers

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Solid demand for eggs over the forecast period, offering affordable source of protein
Local farms to market the freshness of their offer and expanding range
Summary 2 Major Processors of Eggs 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 15 Total Sales of Eggs: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 16 Total Sales of Eggs: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 17 Retail Sales of Eggs: Volume 2016-2021 Table 18 Retail Sales of Eggs: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 19 Retail Sales of Eggs: Value 2016-2021 Table 20 Retail Sales of Eggs: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 21 Retail Sales of Eggs by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 22 Forecast Total Sales of Eggs: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 23 Forecast Total Sales of Eggs: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 24 Forecast Retail Sales of Eggs: Volume 2021-2026 Table 25 Forecast Retail Sales of Eggs: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 26 Forecast Retail Sales of Eggs: Value 2021-2026 Table 27 Forecast Retail Sales of Eggs: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Fish and Seafood in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Total volume sales of fish and seafood struggle to fully recover due to dominance of foodservice and its weak performance in 2020
Packaged and frozen options address hygiene concerns and demand for convenience

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery for total volume sales, although foodservice will lag
Increasingly busy consumers to value convenient frozen options
Summary 3 Major Processors of Fish and Seafood 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 28 Total Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 29 Total Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 30 Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 31 Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 32 Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 33 Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 34 Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 35 Forecast Total Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 36 Forecast Total Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 37 Forecast Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 38 Forecast Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 39 Forecast Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 40 Forecast Retail Sales of Fish and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Fruits in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Total volume sales of fruits recover in 2021, with packaged options continuing to gain ground
Carrefour BIO opens in Dubai

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Health trends to continue driving demand for fruits
Unifrutti to benefit from further investment
Summary 4 Major Processors of Fruits 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 41 Total Sales of Fruits by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 42 Total Sales of Fruits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 43 Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 44 Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 45 Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 46 Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 47 Retail Sales of Fruits by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 48 Forecast Total Sales of Fruits by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 49 Forecast Total Sales of Fruits by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 50 Forecast Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 51 Forecast Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 52 Forecast Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 53 Forecast Retail Sales of Fruits by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Meat in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Recovery of total volume sales for meat in 2021 due to greater mobility
E-commerce retains share but modern grocery retailers remains dominant distribution channel for meat in the United Arab Emirates

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Further growth momentum for meat across the channels
Continual development of poultry production, the most relevant meat type in the United Arab Emirates
Summary 5 Major Processors of Meat 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 54 Total Sales of Meat by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 55 Total Sales of Meat by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 56 Retail Sales of Meat by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 57 Retail Sales of Meat by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 58 Retail Sales of Meat by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 59 Retail Sales of Meat by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 60 Retail Sales of Meat by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 61 Forecast Sales of Meat by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 62 Forecast Sales of Meat by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 63 Forecast Retail Sales of Meat by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 64 Forecast Retail Sales of Meat by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 65 Forecast Retail Sales of Meat by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 66 Forecast Retail Sales of Meat by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Nuts in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Total volume sales of nuts struggle to fully recover due to severity of declines through foodservice in 2020
Health awareness and packaged variants drive trends in nuts

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Strong growth for nuts across the different channels
Modern grocery retailers convenient option for both packaged and unpackaged nuts
Summary 6 Major Processors of Nuts 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 67 Total Sales of Nuts by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 68 Total Sales of Nuts by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 69 Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 70 Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 71 Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 72 Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 73 Retail Sales of Nuts by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 74 Forecast Total Sales of Nuts by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 75 Forecast Total Sales of Nuts by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 76 Forecast Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 77 Forecast Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 78 Forecast Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 79 Forecast Retail Sales of Nuts by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Pulses in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Retail continues to drive sales of pulses in the United Arab Emirates
Health awareness drives up demand for alternative sources of protein

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Nutritional concerns and sustainability to drive further demand for pulses
Pulses to continue to benefit from affordability factor
Summary 7 Major Processors of Pulses 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 80 Total Sales of Pulses by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 81 Total Sales of Pulses by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 82 Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 83 Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 84 Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 85 Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 86 Retail Sales of Pulses by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 87 Forecast Total Sales of Pulses by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 88 Forecast Total Sales of Pulses by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 89 Forecast Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 90 Forecast Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 91 Forecast Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 92 Forecast Retail Sales of Pulses by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Starchy Roots in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Starchy roots continues to be driven by demand for potatoes
Local potato producer commits to National Strategy for Food Security

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery for starchy roots expected, with demand supported by return of expatriates
Other roots and sweet potatoes set for more dynamic growth in line with rising health trends
Summary 8 Major Processors of Starchy Roots 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 93 Total Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 94 Total Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 95 Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 96 Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 97 Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 98 Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 99 Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 100 Forecast Total Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 101 Forecast Total Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 102 Forecast Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 103 Forecast Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 104 Forecast Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 105 Forecast Retail Sales of Starchy Roots by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Sugar and Sweeteners in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Following home baking and comfort eating of previous year, demand for sugar and sweeteners declines through retail in 2021
Modern grocery retailers remains most popular distribution channel

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Full recovery for foodservice depends on return of international travel
Despite rising health concerns and government awareness campaigns, retail sales of sugar and sweeteners are set to rise
Summary 9 Major Processors of Sugar and Sweeteners 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 106 Total Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 107 Total Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 108 Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Volume 2016-2021 Table 109 Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 110 Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Value 2016-2021 Table 111 Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 112 Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 113 Forecast Total Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 114 Forecast Total Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 115 Forecast Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Volume 2021-2026 Table 116 Forecast Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 117 Forecast Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: Value 2021-2026 Table 118 Forecast Retail Sales of Sugar and Sweeteners: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Vegetables in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Retail remains a strong driver of vegetables in 2021
Growing health consciousness and greater demand for packaged vegetables through modern channels

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

United Arab Emirates looks to be more self-sufficient in supplying vegetables with new initiative
Hoot market to support further penetration of e-commerce
Summary 10 Major Processors of Vegetables 2021

CATEGORY DATA

Table 119 Total Sales of Vegetables by Category: Total Volume 2016-2021 Table 120 Total Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 121 Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 122 Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 123 Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 124 Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 125 Retail Sales of Vegetables by Packaged vs Unpackaged: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 126 Forecast Total Sales of Vegetables by Category: Total Volume 2021-2026 Table 127 Forecast Total Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Total Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 128 Forecast Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 129 Forecast Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 130 Forecast Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 131 Forecast Retail Sales of Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Fresh Food

  • Eggs
    • Crustaceans
    • Fish
    • Molluscs and Cephalopods
    • Apples
    • Banana
    • Cherries
    • Cranberries/Blueberries
    • Grapefruit/Pomelo
    • Grapes
    • Kiwi Fruit
    • Lemon and Limes
    • Oranges, Tangerines and Mandarins
    • Peaches/Nectarines
    • Pears/Quinces
    • Pineapple
    • Plums/Sloes
    • Strawberries
    • Other Fruits
    • Beef and Veal
    • Lamb, Mutton and Goat
    • Pork
    • Poultry
    • Other Meat
    • Almonds
    • Coconuts
    • Peanuts (Groundnuts)
    • Pistachio
    • Walnuts
    • Other Nuts
    • Beans
    • Peas
    • Other Pulses
    • Cassava
    • Potatoes
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Other Roots
  • Sugar and Sweeteners
    • Cauliflowers and broccoli
    • Maize
    • Onion
    • Tomatoes
    • Other Vegetables

Fresh Food

Fresh Food refers only to fresh uncooked and unprocessed foods (packaged and unpackaged). Packaged sugar products and natural sweeteners (e.g. brown sugar, table sugar, molasses) are also included. For Fresh Food, we research total sales across distribution channels including retail, foodservice and institutions. For a selected 18 markets, we have a breakdown of total fresh food sales according to the following formats: • Retail • Foodservice sales • Institutional sales Retail Retail sales is defined as sales through all legal establishments primarily engaged in the sale of fresh, packaged and prepared foods for home preparation and consumption. Retail sales excludes sales to hotels, restaurants, cafés, duty free sales and institutional sales (canteens, prisons/jails, hospitals, army, etc). Our retail definition excludes the purchase of food products from foodservice outlets for consumption off-premises, eg grilled chicken/meat/fish bought from counters of cafés/bars. This falls under foodservice sales. For foodservice, we capture all sales to foodservice outlets, regardless of whether the products are eventually consumed on-premise or off-premise. We estimate sales through the following channels: Modern Grocery Retailers • Supermarkets • Hypermarkets • Discounters • Convenience stores • Forecourt retailers Traditional Grocery Retailers • Independent small grocers • Food/Drink/Tobacco Specialists • Other grocery retailers (morning/speciality/open/wet/farmers’ markets, stalls and kiosks, etc) Non-grocery retailers • Health and beauty specialist retailers • Other non-grocery retailers Non-store retailers • Homeshopping • Internet retailing • Vending • Direct selling Foodservice Foodservice sales are defined as sales TO consumer foodservice outlets that serve the general public in a non-captive environment. In other words, this means that the foodservice volumes track sales of all fresh food going into restaurant kitchens, regardless of what the restaurant actually does with that food. Foodservice outlets include cafés/bars, FSR (full-service restaurants), fast food, 100% home delivery/takeaway, self-service cafeterias and street stalls/kiosks. Sales to semi-captive foodservice outlets are also included. This describes outlets located in leisure, travel and retail environments. • Retail refers to foodservice units located in retail outlets such as department stores, shopping malls, shopping centres, super/hypermarkets etc. • Leisure refers to foodservice units located in leisure establishments such as museums, health clubs, cinemas, theatres, theme parks and sports stadiums. • Travel refers to foodservice units based in airports, rail stations, coach stations, motorway service stations offering gas facilities etc. Institutional sales Institutional sales is defined as sales to captive foodservice units that serve captive populations such as in hospitals, schools, prisons, military camps, hotels, hostels, nursing homes, homes for elderly people, religious houses, etc.

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