Saudi Arabia: Retail Foods
Link to report:
U.S. exports of consumer-oriented food products to Saudi Arabia increased by approximately 11 percent in 2019 - to a record high of $588 million. Since then, the effects of COVID 19 have strengthened the online and supermarket sectors, and severely weakened restaurants. Demand for delivery services and Saudi government financial support dramatically strengthened that sector. The 36 delivery apps that are now in operation processed more than 12 million orders in more than 200 cities by the first week of June. Online shopping is expected to remain an important grocery shopping method going forward. Saudi packaged food retail sales in 2019 were estimated at approximately 20 billion USD.