Meat inflation in the UAE stood at 0.020% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q2 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 665 meat SKUs from companies such as Trolley, Sadia and Al Islami that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Choithrams offered the lowest prices of the total SKUs within the meat category from April through June 2023, followed by Trolley and Lulu Webstore. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and $10 was the most competitive, with 285 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Choithrams had the greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in meat in the UAE in Q2 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for meat category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed whole chicken and corned; beef as the most popular (by number of SKUs) meat variants. These were priced 32.16% lower than the average price of a meat SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Choithrams, Trolley, Lulu Webstore, Supermart and Quality Food. According to the analysis, Lulu Webstore had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Choithrams.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the meat market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Choithrams, Trolley and Lulu Webstore stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of meat SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp the meat market in the UAE, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

For a more detailed analysis of pricing trends in the the UAE's meat market, buy the report here.

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