New Research update as of December 2020
The second half of 2020 has been a busy time for IMES Consulting in terms of both research and consulting.
New market reports on Dairy Products, Poultry Products & Industry, Fruit & Veg and Juices have been published. The major focus of these reports is the Saudi Arabia market, the largest in the GCC – but all reports also include a GCC Overview by country.
Fruit & Veg has been an interesting new market report initiative.
Vision 2030 in Saudi has called for a major uplift in fruit and veg production and marketing. This uplift will involve major new investments to allow for the market gap to be bridged. New terms such as AgTech, Foodtech, retractable roofed glasshouses, IoT solutions, have all come to the fore.
We are pleasantly surprised at the level of interest in poultry at the present time.
Once again, poultry has been identified in Vision 2030 as a major focus. The fact that a Saudi company, such as Almarai, has now put together a SAR2.4+ Billion annual revenue poultry business with attractive profitability, has encouraged other food producers to look at this sector with fresh eyes.
IMES Consulting can help here.
Dairy remain a huge product sector, a real GCC food production success story, although future growth rates are likely to be a bit lower than has been the norm.
This will require marketers to remain alert and to continue to add value to their customer propositions. Examples of innovation, such as Greek Yoghurt have been very welcome. Processed Cheese has remained a star in the portfolio and is likely to continue to grow robustly.
Juices has seen a very challenging time in 2019 & 2020.
The introduction of a Sugar Tax & VAT increases has resulted in higher consumer prices and some concerns about the veracity of some consumer offerings. Once again innovation and nimbleness is needed to add value to consumer offerings.
Reach out to IMES Consulting for more details on all research reports and capability.
Brendan Nolan, Managing Director, IMES Consulting
Website : www.imesconsulting.com
2020 The beginning of a New Decade
IMES Consulting is busy helping clients in areas as diverse as Dairy, Poultry, Fruit & Veg, Real Estate, Entertainment and sectoral development studies. A key benefit that we bring to our clients is our executive experience in the Middle East, North & East Africa and Asia.
For the first time, 2019 saw us working for European clients in India.
The excellent market report on the Dairy markets in the GCC is selling well and demonstration our expertise to clients. Already this September 2019 report has seen IMES working on a strategic review for the leading Saudi dairy company.
In the same vein, our Poultry markets report in the GCC, August 2019, has become a must-have resource for leading poultry producers and has allowed us to engage on a route-to-market study for a European company.
The amazing changes taking place in Saudi Arabia has seen a broadening of our product offering to include real estate and entertainment. The advances taking place in the make-up of the labour force is also raising challenges for brand owners and market developers
IMES Consulting is well known for its market reports on Dairy, Poultry, Soft Drinks, Grocery Retailing, Casual Dining and other food categories in Saudi and the GCC. We are based in Dubai and we are solely involved in Middle East market analysis, commentary and consulting.
Our market reports are based on unprecedented research, access to key players and fieldwork conducted in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Report Coverage of the Dairy Market in Saudi Arabia & GCC Dairy Overview, September 2019
Report Coverage of the Poultry Market in Saudi Arabia & GCC Poultry Overview, August 2019
2018 has been a busy year for B2B as well as B2C assignments, September 2018
The unprecedented slowdown in food and consumer product markets in Saudi and the GCC has meant that IMES Consulting has been working with companies to re-organise, to reflect the new market conditions. Costs and efficiencies must be found, if markets volumes are falling, or stagnant, prices are under pressure and operating costs are rising. Some companies are taking advantage of the negative market sentiment and conditions to make real changes to their route-to-market that can boost shareholder value in the long term. IMES Consulting can assist in unlocking this value.
IMES Consulting completes our 22nd IPO mandate, July 2018
We have completed our 22nd IPO mandate, acting as Market Consultant, for a large poultry company, with the mandate arranged through HSBC in Riyadh.
IMES Consulting has now completed mandates for IPOs in dairy, poultry, juices, bakery, agriculture, plastic packaging, packaging systems, building materials and construction. Mandate Arrangers worked with on IPOs include, HSBC, GIB, SAMBA, SHB, ADIB and Jadwa.
IMES Consulting is on the look-out for individuals with the background and abilities to act as associate consultants to supplement our full-time consultancy team. See Join Us.
IMES 40th Anniversary
IMES Consulting Completes 18th Saudi IPO Study
Saudi Arabia’s Capital Markets Authority requires that all submissions for Initial Public Offerings of shares are backed by an independent report from a Market Consultant. IMES Consulting has been called upon to act in this capacity on behalf of companies in market sectors as diverse as poultry and steel and has recently completed its 18thsuch submission on behalf of a company in the infrastructure and general contracting business. See IPO Support
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