The rise and the slightly falling coffee market in Kuwait

Kuwait registered an average coffeeshop store opening growth rate of 21% since 2003. The number of coffeeshop openings were growing at a normal rate over the years except for 2016 and 2017 where the number of store openings more than doubled to reach 48 coffeeshops in 2016 and 81 coffeeshop openings in 2017. The high coffeeshop opening growth rate registered is contributed to the local specialty coffee brands and outlets opening all over the country.

The rapid outlet growth which was sparked in 2015 had little impact on the market value size growth up until 2017. The market size registered a 60% value growth in 2016 and 76% in 2017 but it is expected to slow down to register a negative growth of 13% by the end of 2018. The drastic increase of stores, brands, and geographical presence around the country drove the market value to achieve the high growth rates. Two main factors contributed to slower growth of the value market size; international brands dominance and maturity in coffee distribution channels and formats.

International Brands Dominance
Even though the number of openings of local coffeeshops overtook the international brands, the international brands were consistent in expanding their presence in new geographical territories that lack any coffee supply. Additionally, the increase of the drive through outlets is playing a major role in capturing consumer interest and maintaining their market shares. Last but not least, international brands operate at extended hours compared to the local brands. The majority of international brands start operating at 6:30 am compared to 7:30 am.
Coffee Distribution Channels and Formats
Coffee was mainly served as a hot drink in coffeeshops and cafes up until the launch of the RTD coffee drinks. The RTD coffee drinks were not presented in the mass distribution channels in Kuwait until 2016 and 2017 where the brands, flavors, and shelf presence captured a bigger space compared to the previous years. Additionally, the local coffeeshop brands followed that trends by launching their own branded coffee capsules. This move also forced several international brands to launch their own coffee capsules.

Coffee is here to stay, and it is staying in our blood streams more than other beverages. The discussed trend has been registered worldwide. The availability of coffee beans and coffee making know how, the low setup cost, and the long shelf life of coffee compared to other restaurant and café formats are contributing to the fast growth of the category. The coffeeshop and RTD coffee market are evolving quick with existing major players such as Starbucks and new players such as Coca Cola will contribute to interest coffee trends in the near future.

BURGER BONANZA!

From his unique position as head of Global Markets, Kuwait’s business intelligence and market research firm, Ali Boshehry explains and assesses the trends and trials facing Kuwait’s burger businesses.

Kuwait’s food and beverage industry is a dominant force in a region where dining, catering and entertaining is a huge part of the culture. For many generations, life in Kuwait – like much of the Arab world – has traditionally been centered around hospitality, the food and refreshments we consume with our peers and our family. Continue reading “BURGER BONANZA!”

Dairy Queen is expanding in the GCC

Dairy Queen recently released information that it will relaunch its Kuwait and UAE operations in 2015. The brand is currently present in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman. Al Safwa Food launched Dairy Queen in 2011 in Saudi Arabia and currently operates less than 10 locations. Jawad Group of Bahrain operates 11 locations in Bahrain, 5 locations in Qatar, and 1 in Oman. Continue reading “Dairy Queen is expanding in the GCC”

تطور صناعة الهمبرجر في الكويت

قائمة الوجبات السريعة لدى الكويتيين كانت تضم الفلافل والشاورما والفطائرحتى عام 1994 حين انضم الهمبرجر لهذه القائمة.  افتتح ماكدونالدز أول فرع له في الكويت عام 1994 وتلاه جوني روكتس في عام 1995 وأخيرا برجر كنج في عام 1997. تقسيم المطاعم المقدمة لوجبات الهمبرجر لم يتطور منذ دخول المنافسين من  مطاعم الوجبات السريعة أو من مطاعم الخدمات الكاملة لمدة 15 سنة. Continue reading “تطور صناعة الهمبرجر في الكويت”

The evolution of the hamburger business in Kuwait

Hamburger was first introduced to the public in Kuwait when Kuwait Food Company (Americana) launched a branch of the famous American fast food restaurant, Hardee’s, in the country in 1981. Wendy’s followed after but shut its operation soon after. 13 years later McDonald’s was launched in Kuwait in 1994 with its first branch on Gulf Road. Continue reading “The evolution of the hamburger business in Kuwait”

Alshaya is now delivering popcorn to Wafra

M.H. Alshaya Company, Alshaya, launched its home delivery service for some of its casual and fast casual food service brands on the mid of of February. The launch was expected since Alshaya has a long track record of strongly controlling its brand portfolio. The website, http://www.alshayadelivery.com, currently offers two services, pickup and delivery.  Seven restaurants are offering their home delivery services via the website and it is expected to Continue reading “Alshaya is now delivering popcorn to Wafra”

Infographic: Branded Hotels in Saudi Arabia 2012

Global Markets is glad to announce infographics design as a new addition to our prime services. Infographics are intensive data and information sets offered to readers in an attractive presentation. Our first infographic is about branded hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The information focuses on the distribution and the availability of international brands and operators in the Kingdom. Continue reading “Infographic: Branded Hotels in Saudi Arabia 2012”

Project Intelligence Report: Emerald Gateway

Project Facts

Title

Emerald Gateway

Location

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Estimated Cost

USD 2.2 billion as announced in 2007

Start Date

2007

Finish Date

NA

Description

The development includes 88 Towers on both sides of a 3.5 kilometer segment of the Highway. The Emerald Gateway’ 88 towers are situated in two unique development districts; the Canal Park Neighborhood and the Recreational Park Neighborhood.

  1. The Canal District will feature 42 tower plots along the canal edge
  2. The Recreational Park Neighborhood sits along the southern edge of the site and will include 46 tower plots.

Project Stakeholders

Owner

Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM)

Architectural Design

KEO International Consultants

Master Planning

KEO International Consultants

Landscape Design

Carol R Johnson Associates Landscape Architects (CRJA)

Infrastructure Engineering

KEO International Consultants

Transportation Engineering

KEO International Consultants

Traffic Studies

KEO International Consultants

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Company Intelligence Report: KEO International Consultants

Company Facts

Official Name                        

KEO International Consultants WLL

Previously known as

Kuwait Engineering Office (KEO)

Home base                             

Kuwait

Company Type

Privately Owned

Establishment

1964

Registered Capital

KWD 100,000

Website

http://keoic.com

Summary

KEO International Consultants, also known as Kuwait Engineering Office was established in Kuwait in 1964. KEO is a limited liability company owned mainly by Al Sultan family. The company is highly respected in different design and management practices worldwide while taking advance ranking on annual bases by respected speciality publications.

The company operates five different operations based on function:

  • KEO Strategy, Planning and Urban Development
  • KEO Design
  • KEO Infrastructure
  • KEO Project & Construction Management
  • KEO Contract and Quantity Surveying

The company also operates a total of 14 offices across Middle East while concentrating its focus on the United Arab Emirates with 4 offices compared to an average of one office in other countries.

Offices

Country

Cities

Kuwait

Kuwait City

UAE

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman

Jordan

Amman

Bahrain

Manama

Qatar

Doha

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Libya

Tripoli

Oman

Muscat

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh

Rankings

Design Services

BD World Architecture 100 is an annual evaluation of the largest design and architectural firms in the total value of their income generated throughout the year. KEO International was at its prime when it was ranked 33rd worldwide but it slowly last the position and was downgraded to the 40th position in 2012. Engineering News-Record (ENR) however ranked KEO in the 86th slot due to different income fee evaluation from BD World.

Year

BD Rank

ENR Rank

2012

NA

86

2011

38

90

2010

33

87

2009

35

73

Income

According to BD World Architecture, KEO International generated total fee income of USD 100 to 109 million in 2012 compared to USD 100.4 in 2011. On the other hand, Engineering News-Record (ENR) estimated KEO’s fee income at USD 103.8 million in 2012 compared to USD 91 million in 2011 which made it the highest firm in the fee income in the Middle East. In 2012, according to BD World Architecture the firm generated a total fee income in the following sectors:

Sector

Fee Income

(USD million)

Rank

Infrastructure

10.6

2

Master planning

32.3

3

Residential

21.5

8

Construction Management

96.7

1

Urban Design

8

6

Planning

32.3

4

Project Management

32

3

Staff

According to Middle East Architect, KEO managed 2,190 staff and 240 architects in the GCC only in 2011. BD World estimate the total number of KEO architect staff to be 264 in 2012 compared to 288 in 2011.

Year

Architect Staff

2012

264

2011

288

2010

252

Services

Each subdivision of KEO operates as an independent entity specializing in different services.

KEO Planning and Landscape Architecture Division (PLAD)

  • Master and Urban Planning
  • Design Guidelines
  • Development Management
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Landscape Architecture

KEO Design

  • Architectural Design
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • Building Services Design (MEP)
  • Interior Design

KEO PM-CM

  • Program Management
  • Pre-Construction Services
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Supervision
  • Contracts and Claims Services
  • Commissioning Services

KEO infrastructure

  • Water & Environment
  • Transportation
  • Power and Communications
  • Special Projects

KEO CQS

  • Contracts Services
  • Quantity Surveying Services

Sample Projects

Project

Location

Scope

Al Othman Complex

Kuwait

  • Design Consultant
  • Design Supervision
  • Project Management

United Towers

Kuwait

  • Construction Management

Coral Beach Resort

UAE

  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Design

Nation Tower

UAE

  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Design

Emerald Gateway

UAE

  • Master Planning
  • Landscape Design
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Studies
  • Design Consultant
  • Program Management

PAAET Special Training Center

Kuwait

  • Infrastructure Design
  • Design Consultant
  •  Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • MEP Design
  • Signage & Graphic Design

Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD)

Malaysia

  • Program Management

Radisson Blue Hotel Apartments

UAE

  • Design Consultant
  • Project Management

Injazzat Tower

Kuwait

  • Design Consultant

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Chocolate Cereal Products in Kuwait

Market Review

The current cereal supply market is dominated by Kellogg’s and Nestle providing a wide range of product flavors and portions while dominating the biggest shelf share in retail and wholesale outlets. There are other smaller players such as Weetabix, Country Farm, General Mills, and Heaven Birds but they lack the shelf presence and variety in many outlets. The analysis divided competing supply in the market based on product composition which constitutes of cereal with chocolate filling and/or filling.  Direct competition to the proposed product has been introduced recently into the market by Kellogg’s with its Trésor brand which comes in two different flavors; milk chocolate and chocolate hazelnut. Indirect competition has been also considered in the analysis by covering chocolate cereal of all other shapes such rice toasted chocolate cereal, shells chocolate cereal, and coco pops. Continue reading “Chocolate Cereal Products in Kuwait”