The Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) released by A.T. Kearney has placed six Middle Eastern countries in the top 30 most-attractive markets for development opportunities in retail. Following a year that saw oil prices drop, the region has remained an attractive destination for retailers. According to the report, the key focus for the region will be on the long-term prospects for growth in the retail sector. The six Middle Eastern countries in the 2015 GRDI are Qatar, UAE, KSA, Jordan, Oman, and Kuwait.
The UAE has been ranked the eighth most attractive market globally for retailers. The quality of transportation such as roads and metros is a key factor contributing to a retailer’s success as the growing young population and increased number of expats and tourists make the decision to shop based on their accessibility from direct metro links to shopping malls.
Technology is greatly contributing to improved operational efficiency for retailers, but the importance of technology to future business success will become greater. There is, and will be, an overwhelming need to effectively manage the business through business intelligence. Demand-based management can succeed only with real-time data information delivered through increasingly newer forms of technology delivery systems. As a result, retailing will become more personal, and customer data and relationships will become a key asset for retailers.
Retailers have several avenues to reach shoppers in new ways based on need—convenience, choice (or assortment), shopability, price value and even promoting the brand outside the store. Innovations in these categories all make the shopping experience easier, faster, or better for consumers, encouraging them to make more trips and buy more.
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Head-Innovations & Business Excellence
AL Futtaim LLC
Head of Business Excellence
Chief Technology Officer
Group Chief Information Officer
Century Malls - Safeer Group
Head of OmniChannel
Home Centre – Landmark Group
Dubai Duty Free
Head of Project Management Office
|Mobility commerce||Big data and Customer||Customer delivery proposition|
|Inventory management & Order fulfilment||Handling Customer Payments||Upgrade e-commerce platforms|
|Digitalize Data management||Flexible and Agile Supply chain||9 Stores Improvement|
Innovation updates from across the globe which you need to notice:
|CEOs/CIOs/CMOs/CFOs/COOs||Directors, General Managers and IT Teams||Merchandising and Supply Chain Management|
|Customer Experience, E-Commerce and Innovation Management, Digital||Marketing, Sales and Promotions Management||IT, Architecture and Infrastructure Management|
|Store Systems, Operations and Labor Management||Mobile and Social Management||Financial Directors|
|- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:||20%|
|- Rest of GCC:||10%|
Creative and Marketing
· Automated retailing
· Digital signage
· RFID, Tags, NFC, Beacon
· Mobile printers
· Mobile solutions
· POS, mPOS, Handheld devices
· CCTV, Access control
· Loss prevention
· Foot fall, People counting
· Traffic analysis
· Video analytics
· Cost and price analysis
· Inventory management software
· Merchandising, financing, ERP
· Accounting systems, store design, HR
· Supply chain, Warehousing
· Queue management
· Campaign management, Branding & design
· Database marketing
· CMS, CRM
· Loyalty, Big data, Re-targeting
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