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Lebanon Food & Drink Report 2014 - New Market Study Published

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2013-12-23 17:18:24 - Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Lebanon Food & Drink Report 2014", is now available at Fast Market Research

The outlook for private consumption is uninspiring. Although the latest Business Sentiment Survey from the central bank indicates a 3.4% y-o-y improvement in the headline reading in March, compared with an average increase of 0.6% in 2012, growth in the indicator has slowed steadily since 2010. According to a survey commissioned by the Qatar-based Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies, 95% of Lebanese respondents said that the current economic situation in Lebanon is 'bad' or 'very bad', the highest percentage among 14 Arab economies covered in the survey.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)

* 2014 per capita food consumption = +4.3%; forecast compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2014 to 2017 = +3.9%.
* 2014 soft drink sales = +4.5%; forecast

CAGR 2014 to 2017 = +3.7%.
* 2014 mass grocery retail (MGR) sales = +6.5%; forecast (CAGR) 2014 to 2017 = +6.0%.

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Key Company TrendsSyrian Crisis Threatens Food Security In Lebanon: Officials have warned of the risks posed by the Syrian crisis for food security in Lebanon, including disruptions to food exports and contaminated meat passing unchecked across the border, as well as inadequate food supplies for the growing refugee population and the Lebanese poor. 'Food insecurity and vulnerability to economic shocks remains a concern for the Lebanese poor,' said Robert Watkins, the U.N. permanent representative in Lebanon. 'This situation has been dramatically exacerbated with the onset of the Syrian crisis and influx of Syrian refugees, the greatest burden of which has coincided with those areas of Lebanon that were already the most vulnerable.' Lebanon has over 750,000 registered Syrian refugees.

Carrefour Opens First Store In Beirut: After some years of deliberation, Carrefour opened its first store in Lebanon in April 2013. The French retail giant has opened a hypermarket spanning 8,000sqm in Beirut City Centre. The Lebanese endeavour is a joint venture between Carrefour France and retail company Majid al Futtaim Group. The two have joined up in a number of locations around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and are reportedly looking into Iraq for their next opening Spinneys To Open In Choueifat: Spinneys, the leading premium supermarket retailer in MENA, announced the opening of a new store at 'The Spot C' mall in the city of Choueifat. Expected to open its doors in 2015, Spinneys will meet the growing demand for premium services, superior products and at great value in the areas South of Beirut and southern Mount Lebanon.

Report Table of Contents:

BMI Industry View
- Food
- Drink
- Mass Grocery Retail
Industry Forecast
- Consumer Outlook
- Food
- Table: Food consumption indicators
- Drink
- Soft Drinks
- Table: Soft Drink Indicators - Historical Data & Forecast
- Table: Bottled Water Production, Sales And Trade
- Hot Drinks
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Table: Lebanon Mass Grocery Retail - Value Sales by Format - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Table: Lebanon Grocery Retail Sales Breakdown (%)
- Table: Lebanon Sectoral Trade Indicators - Historical Data & Forecasts
Macroeconomic Forecasts
- Economic Analysis
- Table: Lebanon - Economic Activity
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Middle East and North Africa Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Ratings Q114
- Table: Middle East & North Africa Food & Drink Risk/Reward Sub-Factor Ratings Q114 (scores out of 10)
Market Overview
- Food
- Food Consumption
- Food Production
- Agriculture
- Table: Oils And Fats, Historical Data and Forecasts
- Halal Food
- Table: Muslim Populations In Select Countries
- Drink
- Soft Drinks
- Hot Drinks
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Table: Structure of Lebanon's Mass Grocery Retail Sector by Estimated Number of Outlets
- Table: Estimated Structure of Lebanon's Mass Grocery Retail Sector - Sales Value by Format (US$bn)
- Table: Estimated Structure of Lebanon's Mass Grocery Retail Sector - Sales Value by Format (LBbn)
Industry Trends And Developments
- Food
- Key Industry Trends And Developments
- Drink
- Key Industry Trends and Developments
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Key Industry Trends and Developments
Competitive Landscape
- Table: Key Players in Lebanon's Food & Drink Sector
- Table: Key Players in Lebanon's Mass Grocery Retail Sector
Company Profile
- Karoun Dairy
- Societe Moderne Libanaise Pour Le Commerce
- Compagnie Des Sources De Liban
- Almaza Beer
- Bou Khalil
- Spinneys
Global Industry Overview
- Table: Food And Drink Core Views
Demographic Forecast
- Demographic Outlook
- Table: Lebanon's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Lebanon's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Lebanon's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Lebanon's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- Food & Drink
- Mass Grocery Retail
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Sector-Specific Methodology
- Sources
- Risk/Reward Rating Methodology
- Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
- Table: Weighting

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