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29 - 31 OCTOBER 2019 |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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Industry Trends and Opportunities

Future of Retail

As consumers' shopping habits evolve, many manufacturers and retailers now look at new distribution and retailing channels. D2C, Omnichannel Retailing, Mobile Retailing


Over 41% OF Gulfood Visitors would like to see Private Label represented very strongly in the Middle East markets.
Source: Gulfood 2018 Visitors Survey

55% of Gulfood exhibitors confirmed Private Label as one of the most important trends in the Food & beverage industry.
Source: Gulfood 2018 Exhibitors Survey

Millennials & Gen Z

Evolving consumer awareness pushes manufacturers to invest in healthier ingredients and cleaner production processes.

  • Healthy, Sustainable, Organic, Lifestyle
  • Influencer consumer brands (+Fashion Houses/Haute Couture)
  • High Urbanization in EM & FMCG growth (GF Outlook report)
  • Rapid growth in local consumer goods manufacturing
  • Label & Packaging Design requirements going local
  • Hospitality sector highly developed
  • Expo 2020 Opportunities