Dubai chamber: Dubai's online F&B sales rocketed 255% in pandemic year. Foodstuff retailers and wholesalers pivoting towards e-channels pays off.
Dubai , Dubai
23 February 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
According to Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Online sales in the UAE’s food and beverage market surged 255 per cent year-over-year in 2020 to Dh1.5 billion. It could reach Dh2.27 billion by 2025.
Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice-President of International Relations at Dubai Chamber said that the pandemic-led digital transformation as a key factor driving exponential growth in F&B e-commerce sales last year, adding that Dubai’s tech infrastructure, logistics facilities, and high internet penetration rate are key elements that supported the trend.
Al Hashemi, described Dubai as a “leading example of a city that has leveraged technology and global partnerships to enhance food security to navigate challenges during COVID-19.”
The progress in UAE’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign increased national efforts to enhance food security, Expo 2020 Dubai and newly introduced incentives to attract foreign investment will play a major role in sustaining the local F&B industry’s growth, said Al Hashemi.