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Consumer behavior shifts to watch in 2022 and beyond
The past two years have impacted consumer habits so drastically that many retailers have had to rebuild their models from the ground up.
Retailers response to consumer shifts in the Middle East is key to determine their success in the upcoming future
In the midst of major shifts in consumer habits and market perception, coupled with the continuing Covid-19 impact on the business environment, companies in the Middle East must revisit their value propositions and competitive advantages.
Strategic pillars for the future of the FMCG industry
Nowadays, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms are defining their progress via steady expansion and the use of new technology to meet customer needs, with many well-known brands continuously working on expanding their portfolios and capabilities.
9 Important CPG Industry Trends 2022-2025
Stay ahead of the competition in the CPG industry. Learn about DTC prioritization, fast delivery, retailer brands, omni-channel shopping experiences, multi-channel marketing, sustainability, and self-care products
The New Retail Landscape
Working collaboratively with brands, retailers, and landlords, from concept to execution, as well as design and supervision. Explore the trends affecting the future of business and society with newest insights, ideas, and perspectives.
Turning Private Labels into A Competitive Advantage
Private labels are seeing a renaissance. Individuals remain in as much as possible during the epidemic, panic and mass shopping have ensued, resulting in many branded products flying off shelves. Private labels positioned to provide competitive edge.
Consumers Tightening on Retail Spending as Fuel & Food Prices Soar
Around the world, the news remains the same. Fuel prices are on the rise. The cost of food has risen so much that some people may struggle to keep pantries filled and stomachs full.
How FMCG Sector is Using Technology to Increase Efficiencies
The FMCG sector is one of the most competitive industries in the world. To stay ahead of the curve, companies are always looking for ways to increase efficiencies and cut costs.
How will the next generation affect the future of retail?
It’s surprising to envision how different the experience of shopping is now compared to that which our parents and their parents had before.
Food and Beverages
Key Food and Beverage Industry Trends for 2022
The food and beverage industry is constantly evolving due to many factors. While this is happening to meet the requirements and demands of modern-day consumers.
UAE initiatives to boost the economy
Over the past 50 years, diversifying the economy away from reliance on oil and gas was at the heart of the UAE’s development strategy.
Global Supply Chain Impacts of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine has had far-reaching implications, affecting lives and businesses beyond the border of conflict.
Balancing agricultural productivity and sustainability?
In its most ideal form, agricultural productivity is concerned with contributing to the feeding of an ever-expanding world population while concurrently protecting the natural resource base on which future food production depends.
3 Retail Ecommerce Trends That Will Continue to Grow in 2022
In 2021, retail eCommerce sales went up to approximately 5 trillion U.S dollars worldwide, and growth is expected to continue over the next 4 years.
Proven ecommerce trends to implement in 2022
Ecommerce today is no longer an option, but a necessity. If you are an organization looking to expand and grow, adding eCommerce to your business model is crucial.
Is Space Exploration the New Frontier in Farming, Pharmaceuticals and Biomanufacturing?
Innovators, entrepreneurs, agricultural advisors, farm consultants, biomanufacturers and pharmaceutical researchers, among others are combining expertise to leverage space technologies for humanity’s future.
Digital Merchandising and How Do You Implement It?
Businesses today are always looking for new and innovative ways to market their products and services.
How Millennials are influencing FMCG consumer trends
There's no doubt that millennials have grown up in a very different environment than the previous generations. Millennials expect FMCG brands to be transparent and proactive about communicating their environmental efforts.
How will the Metaverse impact consumer goods businesses?
The Metaverse is an internet-based digital experience that immerses users in a three-dimensional world.
The Metaverse is already here to stay
One of the biggest news to come out of 2021 is Facebook’s recent decision to transform its parent company into one that embodies its new vision, Meta.
Ethical Issues Facing The Agricultural Industry
Every industry has its share of ethical issues, and the agricultural sector is no exception. These issues often become magnified when you're dealing with areas lacking specific resources or other necessary aspects of a thriving agricultural industry.
What Young Entrepreneurs and Influencers are Focused on in 2022
Every business professional should have their eyes on young and upcoming entrepreneurs and influencers.
Consumer Spending and How it’s Shaping the Economy
Consumer spending can be thought of as one cog in the wheel of an economy. The other important components are the production of goods and services and the distribution of said goods and services.
How you can be part of the Metaverse
The metaverse is here to change our world. It brings with it a new way of interacting with each other and our surroundings - it’s a new category of human experience.
The Metaverse in 2022
Yet with each passing year, we slowly begin to understand what the metaverse will be as well as the aspects of our current culture that already reflect its growing influence.
The benefits of sustainable Agriculture and How we get there
In line with continuous industry growth for the foreseeable future and the latest advancements in Agtech, Agribusinesses around the world, and especially the one using traditional approaches are still facing unprecedented challenges.
How to Buy Land and Real Estate in the Metaverse
The number of property sales in the virtual world has been in the spotlight, with record million-dollar transactions reported every week.
Positive outlook for the Healthcare industry in the MENA region
While the Covid-19 impacted primary healthcare, telemedicine has played a critical role in delivering healthcare and preventing viral transmission. In the next five years, the MENA telemedicine industry is predicted to more than double in size.
Why 2022 is the year of workplace culture
In 2022, there'll be a lot of changes related to the workplace. One of those changes is culture. This article will explore what makes 2022 the year of workplace culture and how it will affect people's lives for years to come.
Food and Beverages
Supply Chain Trends in Food & Beverage
Firebase is a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), built on Google's architecture, that is used for application and website development.
How to succeed in Digital Transformation and magnify its impact
What factors influence the effectiveness of Digital Transformation efforts and their rollout across the organisation? Here are nine crucial characteristics that will help it succeed. The role of technology in digital transformation cannot be overstated.
Saudi Arabia emerging as the Tech Hub of the Future
Technology is fundamental for innovation, opening doors to progress and development. Thanks to technology, countries around the world are pushing the realm of what is possible.
Pharma Health Tech Trends to Watch
The pandemic has shifted the way that many industries have evolved, encouraging a greater focus on technology. Being directly implicated by COVID-19, pharmaceutical healthcare is one of the industries most profoundly impacted.
Role of Biotechnology in our Sustainable Future
Biotechnology is one of the most fascinating and fastest-growing industries in the Middle East. For scientists, inventors, regulators, and consulting businesses, among others, it really is an interesting field to be in.
Here’s what retail real estate looks like in the Metaverse
In a world where people can buy anything from food, clothes, and autos online, now there is a shift towards retail real estate in a world that doesn’t even exist.
Retail growth and challenges in the Metaverse
The metaverse breaks through physical limitations by creating virtual constructs. In the retail space, the metaverse offers great value for customers and retail outlets alike.
Are you ready for 2021?
Are you prepared to deal with the unexpected in 2021 if uncertainty persists? Are you ready to compete and get momentum in a business climate that has shrunk, where everyone wants a piece of the same pie and preparing to battle aggressively in 2021?