Consumer and retail
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The following articles were written by Strategy& partners and other senior professionals on key topics in the consumer and retail sectors.

Opportunities in the GCC food landscape
Although per capita spending in the GCC on food sector is leveling off, there are opportunities in snacks, spreads, prepared meals, and ready-to-drink beverages — along with an overarching theme of healthier diets. Regional players can build their offerings organically, strike joint venture deals with international players, or invest in successful startups abroad and bring them to the GCC.
Collaborative sourcing
Large GCC group organizations which master the art of group-wide collaborative sourcing can capture significant amount of value through such factors as product standardization, economies of scale, reduction in supply chain complexity, strengthened negotiating power with suppliers, and improved sourcing capabilities.