UAE Coffee Chain Market by Regions (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of UAE), by Organized and Unorganized, by Food and Beverages – Outlook to 2021” provides a comprehensive analysis of the coffee chain market in UAE. The report covers aspects such as the market size of the UAE Coffee Chain, market segmentation on the basis of major regions, organized and unorganized and food and beverages. The report also covers the competitive landscape, government regulations, customer preferences, and value chain analysis of the UAE Coffee Chain Market. In addition to this, the report also covers company profiles and product portfolio of major players. This report will help industry consultants, coffee chains, shopping malls, potential entrants and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to the ongoing and expected trends in the future.
UAE Coffee Chain Market Introduction
UAE is the fastest growing market in the world in terms of coffee consumption. The UAE coffee chain market has increased from USD ~ million in 2011 to USD ~ million in 2016 at a CAGR of ~%. There are around ~ specialized coffee outlets in UAE in 2016. On an average, UAE residents consume ~ kgs of coffee per person annually. The amount of coffee consumed in 2016 is estimated at ~ million kgs. The coffee chain market is highly organized with the major organized players (Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Tim Hortons, Caribou Coffee, Caffe Nero, Café Bateel, Gloria Jean’s Coffe, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Blends and Brews) occupying ~% of the revenue share as of 2016. The market has seen a shift from traditional coffee shops to modern coffee outlets with increased focus on ambience and customized service offerings. Furthermore, the product portfolio has expanded to cater to variety of tastes and preferences. Modern coffee chains are now targeting wider audience by introducing products for kids and health conscious people. The market is driven by growth of franchise coffee chains, rising per capita income. This is further supported by growing expenditure on non alcoholic beverages, growing retail, tourist arrivals and hospitality sector.
UAE Coffee Market Segmentation
By Regions: Dubai has accounted for a major share of ~% of the number of coffee outlets in UAE in 2016. Being a major economic hub in UAE, Dubai has attracted all the major organized coffee chains to set up their outlets in the city. Abu Dhabi has accounted for ~% of the total number of coffee chain outlets in UAE in 2016. Sharjah has accounted for ~% of the total number of coffee outlets in UAE in 2016.
Others include coffee outlets located in Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Quwain who together have accounted for ~% of the total number of coffee outlets in 2016.
By Organized and unorganized: The UAE coffee chain market is dominated by organized players which have accounted for ~% of the market share in 2016. The unorganized sector which majorly comprise of specialty coffee shops, modern coffeehouses and coffee chains with less than 10 outlets all over UAE have accounted for ~% of the revenue in UAE coffee chain during 2016. There are ~ organized and ~ unorganized coffee outlets in UAE as of 2016.
By Food and Beverages: Beverages which include hot and cold coffee variants, tea and other beverages have contributed to ~% of the revenue share in UAE coffee chain market while sale of food items have contributed ~% of the revenue in 2016. Coffee is the primary product focus for majority of the coffee chains in UAE and they accordingly position themselves to address audience with favorable preferences for coffee.
The market has seen a shifting preference for modern coffee shops where people could sit and relax with a cup of coffee. As customers have become more exposed to a variety of coffee, coffee farm information transparency and brewing methods, the demand for specialty coffee shops that focus on the use of single-origin beans (which involves coffee grown within a single known geographic origin) has increased. Furthermore, digital transformation has helped various players in industry to increase their sales by better targeting their customers. The market has seen major players adopting sustainable procurement practices. In order to do so, the coffee chains have tied up directly with the farmers located in coffee producing procuring raw materials at a fair price, thus eliminating the middlemen.
Competition Scenario in UAE Coffee Chain Market
The UAE coffee chain market is dominated by international brands operating through franchise model. Along with organized chains there are number of local independent specialty coffee shops operating in the space. These chains compete on parameters such as geographic coverage, price, quality of food and beverages, services, customization, customer experience, ambience, promotional offers and brand image. These organized players have played a significant role bringing in the modern café culture in UAE. They have positioned coffee outlets as a place where people can socialize and relax along with a cup of coffee. Furthermore, the company’s marketing and advertising are designed strictly according to their respective target audience. The 10 major organized coffee chains in UAE are Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Tim Hortons, Caribou Coffee, Caffe Nero, Dunkin Donuts, Gloria Jean’s Café, Café Bateel, Krispy Kreme and Blends and Brews.
Future Outlook and Projections for UAE Coffee Chain Market
The UAE coffee chain market is estimated to reach USD ~ million in 2021 from USD ~ million in 2016 at a CAGR of ~%. The number of coffee outlets is expected to increase to ~. The market will be driven by rising population, changing lifestyles, expanding tourism and UAE’s anticipated hospitality boom as UAE prepares to host Expo 2020 Dubai. Further, the market is expected to witness growing preference for healthy drinks thus facilitating the growth of green coffee. There is also a positive outlook in the grocery retail category with a particular focus on the convenience segment which is being pursued aggressively. The emphasis on transparency will increase so that a consumer can trace their favorite coffee’s origin right to the farm it was harvested. Technical upgradation and vertical integration of the supply chain will help in lowering the cost and increase profitability. The machinery used in the process of making coffee is expected to undergo automation which will cut down operational and manual cost. Further, with growing number of tech savvy consumers in the market and increasing popularity of digital applications and online payment methods will drive the sales of coffee outlets in the country.
Key Topics Covered in the Report:
- UAE Coffee Chain Market Overview
- Value Chain in Coffee Chain Market
- UAE Coffee Chain Market Size by Value, 2011-2016
- UAE Coffee Chain Market Segmentation on the basis of major regions, organized and unorganized and food and beverages.
- Customer Profiling for UAE Coffee Chain Market
- Investment Required to Set up a Coffee outlet in UAE
- Market Share of Major Companies in UAE Coffee Chain Market
- Company Profile of Major Players in UAE Coffee Chain Market
- Trends, Developments, Growth Drivers, Restraints and Government Regulation in UAE Coffee Chain Market.
- UAE Coffee Chain Market Future outlook and Projections
- Analyst Recommendation
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