Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

December 2020
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Packaged 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 a comprehensive range of core packaged food categories.

If you're in the Packaged 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 Packaged 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, company and brand market shares
  • 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 Packaged Food in United Arab Emirates?
  • Which are the leading brands in Packaged Food in United Arab Emirates?
  • How are products distributed in Packaged Food in United Arab Emirates?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce and/or the expansion of modern grocery retail impacting traditional retail?
  • What are the key health and wellness concerns driving, or challenging, sales in Packaged Food?
  • How significant are vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements in determining sales growth in United Arab Emirates?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted consumer demand? To what extent have lockdown, home seclusion and stockpiling boosted sales? Will the longer term economic repercussions of the pandemic stimulate or suppress future growth?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?
  • How significant will values-based claims, such as sustainability and ethical labelling, be in supporting future growth and brand equity?

Packaged Food in the United Arab Emirates

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on packaged food
COVID-19 country impact
Company response
Retailing shift
Foodservice vs retail split
What next for packaged food?

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Enforced closures and social distancing measures devastate consumer foodservice Delivery services bring their own challenges Virtual and pop-up restaurants appear
Consumer Foodservice
Pre-pandemic challenges for consumer foodservice seem less relevant during the pandemic Even fine dining likely to take a massive hit Smaller types of packaged food to outperform in consumer foodservice
Category Data
Chart 1 Packaged Food Value Sales Growth Scenarios: 2018-2025 Chart 2 Packaged Food Impact of Drivers on Value Sales: 2017-2025 Table 1 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 2 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 3 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 4 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025

MARKET DATA

Table 5 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 6 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 7 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 8 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 9 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 10 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 11 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 12 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2015-2020 Table 13 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 14 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2020 Table 15 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 16 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 17 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 18 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

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DISCLAIMER

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Chocolate Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Indulging during lockdown leads to a success for chocolate confectionery in 2020
Innovation across chocolate confectionery in 2020 which remains led by Mars
Forecourt retailers severely impacted by lockdown whilst e-commerce benefits from the restrictions

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Chocolate confectionery will soften in terms of current value growth rates as consumers return to normality over the forecast period
Growing health concerns over the forecast period will influence manufacturers to adapt their products
Promotional activity will likely continue over the forecast period to encourage consumers to keep purchasing

CATEGORY DATA

Table 19 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 20 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 21 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 22 Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 23 Sales of Chocolate Tablets by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 24 NBO Company Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 25 LBN Brand Shares of Chocolate Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 26 Distribution of Chocolate Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Chocolate Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Gum in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Current volume sales fall in 2020 as lockdown interferes with consumers’ travel habits
Mars remains leading player whilst manufacturers focus on innovation in 2020
Lockdown causes consumers to shop locally in 2020 which leads to a spike in current value growth

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Gum is expected to return to pre pandemic current value growth rates over the forecast period
Health and wellness trends will prove beneficial for sugar-free gum over the forecast period
Chewing gum will continue out-performing bubble gum over the forecast period

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 32 Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 33 Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 34 Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 35 Sales of Gum by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 36 NBO Company Shares of Gum: % Value 2016-2020 Table 37 LBN Brand Shares of Gum: % Value 2017-2020 Table 38 Distribution of Gum by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 39 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 40 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 41 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 42 Forecast Sales of Gum by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sugar Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Lockdown restrictions negatively impact consumers shopping habits in 2020, leading to a fall in current value growth rates
Haribo Middle East FZE continues to lead for the second year running in 2020
Brands focus on heavy promotions to combat the impact COVID-19 has had on impulse purchasing

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Sugar confectionery will make a slow recovery over the forecast period as consumers prioritise more essential food products
Health and wellness trend likely to gather speed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
Post pandemic financial difficulties will see even less customer loyalty over the forecast period
Summary 2 Other Sugar Confectionery by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 43 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 44 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 45 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 46 Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 47 Sales of Pastilles, Gums, Jellies and Chews by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 48 NBO Company Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2016-2020 Table 49 LBN Brand Shares of Sugar Confectionery: % Value 2017-2020 Table 50 Distribution of Sugar Confectionery by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 51 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 52 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 53 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 54 Forecast Sales of Sugar Confectionery by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Sweet biscuits, snack bars and fruit snacks will largely benefit from the pandemic due to snacking culture
Stable shares but international players have greater presence, particularly Mondelez Eastern Europe, East & Africa who remains leading player
Forecourt retailers sees share of sales plummet as e-commerce gathers pace due to the pandemic

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Fruit snacks will continue performing the best over the forecast period as consumers prioritise health
Snack bars and sweet biscuits will likely be impacted by the long-term effects of the pandemic over the forecast period as consumers switch priorities
Consumers will likely become more familiar with economising over the forecast period as the pandemic leaves many in financial hardship

CATEGORY DATA

Table 55 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 56 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 57 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 58 Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 61 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2016-2020 Table 62 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Biscuits: % Value 2017-2020 Table 63 NBO Company Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2016-2020 Table 64 LBN Brand Shares of Snack Bars: % Value 2017-2020 Table 65 NBO Company Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of Fruit Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 67 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 68 Distribution of Sweet Biscuits by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 69 Distribution of Snack Bars by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 70 Distribution of Fruit Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 71 Forecast Sales of Biscuits and Snack Bars by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 72 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 73 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 74 Forecast Sales of Sweet Biscuits, Snack Bars and Fruit Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Ice cream and frozen desserts sees sales hit due to travel restrictions in 2020
Major multinationals benefit from global brand recognition in 2020
Lockdown causes shifts in distributions shares as consumers limit contact with the virus

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ice cream and frozen desserts to recover from as soon as 2021 as lockdown restrictions ease
Frozen yoghurt will benefit from the health and wellness trend over the forecast period
Healthy alternative ice cream will likely lose customers as the pandemic leaves many in financial difficulties

CATEGORY DATA

Table 75 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 76 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 77 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 78 Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 79 Sales of Ice Cream by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 80 Sales of Impulse Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 85 NBO Company Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 86 LBN Brand Shares of Impulse Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2016-2020 Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Take-home Ice Cream: % Value 2017-2020 Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2016-2020 Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Frozen Desserts: % Value 2017-2020 Table 91 Distribution of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 92 Distribution of Ice Cream by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 93 Distribution of Frozen Desserts by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 94 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 95 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 96 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 97 Forecast Sales of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Savoury Snacks in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Savoury snacks benefits from extended periods of free time caused by lockdown in 2020
Pepsi Cola remains leading player in 2020 as savoury snacks undergoes a health kick
Several shifts in distribution sales shares as lockdown alters consumers daily routines

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Savoury snacks will continue to grow in popularity but at a slower rate as seen during the pandemic as consumers return to pre lockdown shopping habits
Premiumisation of salty snacks trend will likely slow down at the beginning of the forecast period
Vegetable, pulse and bread chips will return to leading sales at the beginning of the forecast period
Summary 3 Other Savoury Snacks by Product Type: 2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 98 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 99 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 100 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 101 Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 102 NBO Company Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2016-2020 Table 103 LBN Brand Shares of Savoury Snacks: % Value 2017-2020 Table 104 Distribution of Savoury Snacks by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 105 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 106 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 107 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 108 Forecast Sales of Savoury Snacks by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baby Food in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Stockpiling of milk formula at start of pandemic does not boost growth in 2020 overall
Players respond to concerns over nutrients and the growing popularity of breastfeeding
E-commerce gathers pace amidst lockdown in 2020

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Economic instability will impact growth of baby food over the forecast period
Organic baby food is expected to grow in demand due to growing health concerns
Post lockdown busy lifestyles will call for a need for on-the-go products

CATEGORY DATA

Table 109 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 110 Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 111 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 112 Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 113 NBO Company Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2016-2020 Table 114 LBN Brand Shares of Baby Food: % Value 2017-2020 Table 115 Distribution of Baby Food by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 116 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 117 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 118 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 119 Forecast Sales of Baby Food by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Butter and Spreads in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Butter grows in demand due to increased cooking and baking during lockdown
Arla Foods continues to dominate thanks to its leading brand Lurpak
Consumers avoid unpackaged butter due to possibility of contamination

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Consumers will favour margarine and spreads due to reduced disposable incomes
The pandemic will further encourage the growing health and wellness trend
A demand for convenient products will rise as lockdown eases and consumers return to hectic routines

CATEGORY DATA

Table 120 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 121 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 122 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 123 Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 124 NBO Company Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 125 LBN Brand Shares of Butter and Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 126 Distribution of Butter and Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 127 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 128 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 129 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 130 Forecast Sales of Butter and Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Cheese in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Consumers avoid unpackaged products as a preventative measure
Bel Middle East FZ LLC responds to growing demand for organic food with new launch
Consumers favour larger pack sizes to last during home confinement

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Cheese will suffer slightly due to the complicated economy in 2021
Goat’s cheese will grow in demand in response to the health and wellness trend
On-the-go consumption snacks will grow in demand as lockdown eases

CATEGORY DATA

Table 131 Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 132 Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 133 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 134 Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 135 Sales of Spreadable Processed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 136 Sales of Unprocessed Cheese by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 137 NBO Company Shares of Cheese: % Value 2016-2020 Table 138 LBN Brand Shares of Cheese: % Value 2017-2020 Table 139 Distribution of Cheese by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 140 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 141 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 142 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 143 Forecast Sales of Cheese by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Drinking Milk Products in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Semi-skinned fresh milk benefits from consumers seeking fresh products to boost immunity
Private label increases its share amidst financial hardship triggered by the pandemic
Production capacity is increased to prevent disruption to the supply chain

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Fresh milk will outperform shelf stable variants due to its healthier image
Milk alternatives will perform well post lockdown due to the growing health and wellness trend
Growing awareness of lactose intolerance will boost demand for lactose-free products

CATEGORY DATA

Table 144 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 145 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 146 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 147 Sales of Drinking Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 148 NBO Company Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 149 LBN Brand Shares of Drinking Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 150 Distribution of Drinking Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 151 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 152 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 153 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 154 Forecast Sales of Drinking Milk Products Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Plain yoghurt benefits from increased consumption opportunities during lockdown
Lacnor brand launches varieties with added health benefits
Drinking yoghurt suffers from lockdown restrictions as demand for on-the-go consumption declines

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Greek yoghurt will gain popularity due to an increased interest in overall health
Drinking yoghurt will recover slowly as on-the-go consumption continues to be hampered
Niche dairy-free products will gain more attention from manufacturers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 155 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 156 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 157 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 158 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 159 Sales of Flavoured Yoghurt by Flavour: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 160 NBO Company Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 161 LBN Brand Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 162 Distribution of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 163 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 164 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 165 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 166 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Other Dairy in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Condensed milk benefits from cooking and baking trend during lockdown
Frieslandcampina Middle East remains leading player in 2020
Unpackaged labneh drops in demand as consumers limit possible contact with the virus

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Other dairy will suffer from the economical backlash of the pandemic as consumers prioritise more essential products
Coffee whiteners will perform well due to lockdown easing and coffee shops reopening
Manufacturers will position chilled snacks as a healthy snacking option in response to the health and wellness trend

CATEGORY DATA

Table 167 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 168 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 169 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 170 Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 171 Sales of Cream by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 172 NBO Company Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2016-2020 Table 173 LBN Brand Shares of Other Dairy: % Value 2017-2020 Table 174 Distribution of Other Dairy by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 175 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 176 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 177 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 178 Forecast Sales of Other Dairy by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Edible Oils in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Significant foodservice volume decline cannot be offset by higher growth in retail
Low unit price helps sunflower oil remain the most popular edible oil
IFFCO Group extends its lead, but private label also performs well due to low prices

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Slow recovery for foodservice and continued higher growth for retail
Local and regional players set to play a more important role in olive oil
Consumers will be attracted by natural health benefits and fortification

CATEGORY DATA

Table 179 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 180 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 181 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 182 Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 183 NBO Company Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2016-2020 Table 184 LBN Brand Shares of Edible Oils: % Value 2017-2020 Table 185 Distribution of Edible Oils by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 186 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 187 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 188 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 189 Forecast Sales of Edible Oils by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Ready Meals in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Slowdown for retail sales as more consumers cook from scratch at home
Higher growth for categories which allow long storage
Stronger competition as brands expand their portfolios into ready meals

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Growth expected as post-COVID-19, consumers will look for convenient food options
Health trend set to lead prepared salads to see the highest growth
New healthy but tasty product launches expected, including from private label

CATEGORY DATA

Table 190 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 191 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 192 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 193 Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 194 Sales of Chilled Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2015-2020 Table 195 Sales of Frozen Ready Meals by Ethnicity: % Value 2015-2020 Table 196 NBO Company Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 197 LBN Brand Shares of Ready Meals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 198 Distribution of Ready Meals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 199 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 200 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 201 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 202 Forecast Sales of Ready Meals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Higher retail growth cannot offset the significant foodservice volume decline
Ingredients to prepare Italian meals are most popular
More new entrants despite the already high level of fragmentation

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Foodservice is likely to struggle to reach the pre-COVID-19 level of sales
Foodservice is likely to struggle to reach its pre-COVID-19 level of sales
Greater diversity expected as players launch more ethnic products

CATEGORY DATA

Table 203 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 204 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 205 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 206 Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 207 Sales of Cooking Sauces by Type: % Value 2015-2020 Table 208 NBO Company Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2016-2020 Table 209 LBN Brand Shares of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments: % Value 2017-2020 Table 210 Distribution of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 211 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 212 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 213 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 214 Forecast Sales of Sauces, Dressings and Condiments by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Sweet Spreads in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Higher retail volume growth helps to compensate for the foodservice decline
More snacking at home, especially by children, boosts sales of chocolate spreads
Ferrero leads due to high sales in the largest category, chocolate spreads

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Steady growth throughout the forecast period, but stronger in retail than foodservice
Chocolate spreads set to remain most popular and see the highest volume growth
Growth opportunities for nut and seed based spreads

CATEGORY DATA

Table 215 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 216 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 217 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 218 Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 219 Sales of Jams and Preserves by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 220 NBO Company Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2016-2020 Table 221 LBN Brand Shares of Sweet Spreads: % Value 2017-2020 Table 222 Distribution of Sweet Spreads by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 223 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 224 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 225 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 226 Forecast Sales of Sweet Spreads by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Soup in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Stronger retail volume growth as more lunches are eaten at home
Stockpiling at the start of the pandemic affects category growth
Adaptability helps the leaders extend their shares

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Continued strong performance, especially for instant soup
Packaged soup will benefit from consumers’ demand for convenience
Dehydrated soup will remain most popular, but a move to cheaper lines may be seen

CATEGORY DATA

Table 227 Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 228 Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 229 Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 230 Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 231 Sales of Soup by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 232 NBO Company Shares of Soup: % Value 2016-2020 Table 233 LBN Brand Shares of Soup: % Value 2017-2020 Table 234 Distribution of Soup by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 235 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 236 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 237 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 238 Forecast Sales of Soup by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Baked Goods in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Overall consumption decline conceals widely varying performances within baked goods in 2020
New demand for dessert mixes
Lack of frozen baked goods ranges hinders growth

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Steady growth going forward
Producers of unpackaged baked goods will need to focus on hygiene concerns
A slow return to consumption growth rates for pastries

CATEGORY DATA

Table 239 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 240 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 241 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 242 Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 243 NBO Company Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2016-2020 Table 244 LBN Brand Shares of Baked Goods: % Value 2017-2020 Table 245 Distribution of Baked Goods by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 246 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 247 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 248 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 249 Forecast Sales of Baked Goods by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Breakfast Cereals in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Lower growth during the pandemic as families have more time to prepare breakfast at home
Lower growth for muesli and granola in 2020
Flakes follow the health trend

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Steady consumption growth for breakfast cereals going forward
Children’s breakfast cereals set to bounce back towards the end of the forecast period
Private label set to develop

CATEGORY DATA

Table 250 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 251 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 252 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 253 Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 254 NBO Company Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2016-2020 Table 255 LBN Brand Shares of Breakfast Cereals: % Value 2017-2020 Table 256 Distribution of Breakfast Cereals by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 257 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 258 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 259 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 260 Forecast Sales of Breakfast Cereals by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Meat and Seafood in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Processed meat and seafood boosted by stockpiling early in the COVID-19 lockdown periods
Convenience also drives growth
Closure of consumer foodservice outlets benefits chilled formats

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Strong and steady growth over the forecast period
Strong growth for meat substitutes
Private label increasingly popular for frozen processed red meat and poultry

CATEGORY DATA

Table 261 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 262 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 263 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 264 Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 265 Sales of Shelf Stable Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 266 Sales of Chilled Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 267 Sales of Frozen Processed Red Meat by Type: % Volume Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 268 Sales of Frozen Processed Poultry by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 269 Sales of Frozen Processed Seafood by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 270 NBO Company Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2016-2020 Table 271 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Meat and Seafood: % Value 2017-2020 Table 272 Distribution of Processed Meat and Seafood by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 273 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 274 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 275 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 276 Forecast Sales of Processed Meat and Seafood by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Processed Fruit and Vegetables in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Some consumers stock up on frozen processed fruit and vegetables early in the COVID-19 pandemic
Consumers stock up on shelf stable fruit and vegetables during the lockdown periods
Shelf stable beans and tomatoes benefit from a shift to retail from consumer foodservice

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Steady growth over the forecast period
A renewed emphasis on product claims
Wider variety of frozen processed potatoes

CATEGORY DATA

Table 277 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 278 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 279 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 280 Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 281 Sales of Frozen Processed Vegetables by Type: % Value Breakdown 2015-2020 Table 282 NBO Company Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2016-2020 Table 283 LBN Brand Shares of Processed Fruit and Vegetables: % Value 2017-2020 Table 284 Distribution of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 285 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 286 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 287 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 288 Forecast Sales of Processed Fruit and Vegetables by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Rice, Pasta and Noodles in the United Arab Emirates

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Strong growth as consumers stockpile during the COVID-19 lockdowns
More consumers turn to private label and e-commerce in an effort to save money
The convenience and long shelf life of instant noodles attracts many during the pandemic

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing strong growth expected
Private label set to take share
New brands expected to enter during the forecast period

CATEGORY DATA

Table 289 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 290 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 291 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 292 Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 293 Sales of Instant Noodles by Leading Flavours: Rankings 2015-2020 Table 294 NBO Company Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 295 LBN Brand Shares of Rice, Pasta and Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 296 NBO Company Shares of Rice: % Value 2016-2020 Table 297 LBN Brand Shares of Rice: % Value 2017-2020 Table 298 NBO Company Shares of Pasta: % Value 2016-2020 Table 299 LBN Brand Shares of Pasta: % Value 2017-2020 Table 300 NBO Company Shares of Noodles: % Value 2016-2020 Table 301 LBN Brand Shares of Noodles: % Value 2017-2020 Table 302 Distribution of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 303 Distribution of Rice by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 304 Distribution of Pasta by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 305 Distribution of Noodles by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 306 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 307 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 308 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 309 Forecast Sales of Rice, Pasta and Noodles by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025
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