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Bahrain Food & Drink Report

Published 17 February 2014

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Bahrain Food & Drink Report

BMI View: Bahrain's economy remains on a recovery path heading into 2014, boosted by a normalisation of oil output, continued improvements in non-oil business activity, and steadfast fiscal support from the government. We forecast real GDP growth of 4.3% this year and 3.4% in 2014, up slightly from our previous projections of 3.7% and 3.2%. There is the potential for a robust recovery in private consumption in 2013, helped by strong base effects after growth of only 0.7% in 2012. We forecast an increase of 5.0% in private consumption in 2014, which will have positive implications for food and drink spending.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)

  • Food consumption (local currency) growth for 2014: +6.4%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2018: +4.9%.

  • Soft drinks value sales (local currency) growth for 2014: +4.8%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2018: +3.8%.

  • Mass grocery retail sales (local currency) growth for 2014: +8.0%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2018: +5.9%.

Key Company Trends

Waitrose Exit Poses Questions About Retail Opportunity: In November 2013, upmarket UK food retailer Waitrose announced that it was to leave Bahrain after its local partner Supa Save Bahrain announced plans to exit and look for buyers. Waitrose entered Bahrain in 2010, having first entered Dubai in 2008 as part of a move to bring its premium fresh ingredients concept to the wealthy Persian Gulf region at a time when many of the UK's leading food retailers were focusing more on overseas expansion. Only two Waitrose branded stores were launched in Bahrain, so this is not a major development for the company and, in our opinion, this decision probably poses questions about the level of opportunity in Bahrain for foreign retailers.

Aujan Industries To Expand Across MENA: Aujan Industries, one of the leading drinks manufacturers in both Bahrain and the Gulf region, will buy a majority stake in Lebanon-based National Beverage Company (NBC). Such a move...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Food
9
Drink
11
Mass Grocery Retail
13
Industry Forecast
15
Consumer Outlook
15
Food
17
Food Consumption
17
Table: Food Consumption Indicators, 2011-2018
18
Drink
19
Soft Drinks
19
Table: Soft Drinks Value Sales - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2011-2018
20
Mass Grocery Retail
21
Table: Mass Grocery Retail Sales By Format - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2011-2018
22
Trade
23
Table: Food & Drink Trade Balance - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2011-2018
23
Macroeconomic Forecast
24
Economic Analysis
24
Table: Bahrain - Economic Activity
33
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
34
Middle East And North Africa Risk/Reward Ratings
34
Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Ratings Q214
35
Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Sub-Factor Ratings Q214 (scores out of 10)
38
Bahrain Risk/Reward Ratings
39
Market Overview
40
Food
40
Agriculture
40
Food Processing
41
Halal Food
41
Drink
43
Soft Drinks
43
Alcoholic Drinks
43
Hot Drinks
44
Mass Grocery Retail
46
Industry Trends And Developments
47
Food
47
Key Industry Trends And Developments
47
Drink
55
Key Industry Trends And Developments
55
Mass Grocery Retail
62
Key Industry Trends And Developments
62
Competitive Landscape
67
Table: Key Players In Bahrain's Food & Drink Sector
67
Table: Key Players In Bahrain's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
68
Company Profile
69
Bahrain Flour Mills Company
69
General Trading And Food Processing Company
71
Kraft Foods
73
Delmon Poultry Company
76
Nestl-
78
Awal Dairy Company
81
EMKE Group
83
Fu-Com International/G-ant
85
Carrefour MAF
87
Global Industry Overview
90
Table: Food And Drink Core Views
99
Demographic Forecast
100
Demographic Outlook
100
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
101
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
102
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
103
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
103
Glossary
104
Food & Drink
104
Mass Grocery Retail
104
Methodology
106
Industry Forecast Methodology
106
Sector-Specific Methodology
107
Sources
107
Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
108
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
109
Table: Weighting
110

The Bahrain Food & Drink Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Bahrain Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Bahrain.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Bahrain to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Bahraini food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Bahrain through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the retail market.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Food & Drink Business Environment Ratings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors, food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors, and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Food Forecasts

BMI's food chapter is divided into sections such as Meat, Fish, Confectionary, Dairy and Canned Foods, and provides insight into a market's food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2018 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

Industry Forecast Scenario - Historical data series and forecasts to end-2018 for growth of key indicators within a market's food industry. Including consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.

Industry Developments - A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.

Market Overview - An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI's food chapter, the drink section provides insight into the market's drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2018 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI's food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into a market's grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-201 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown for the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape & Profiles

Illustration of the industry via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. BMI analyses each company's market position, business strategies and investment potential.

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Testimonials

'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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