BAHRAIN retail market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5%, in value terms, during 2019-2024.  Rising number of infrastructure projects, increasing tourist footfall, and rising population on the account of increase in number of diversified cultural population are some of the other factors expected to propel demand for retail over the next five years.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Year : 2014-2017

Base Year : 2018

Estimated : 2019

Forecast : 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast market size of the Bahrain retail, in terms of value.
  • To define, classify and forecast the Bahrain retail market on the basis of distribution channel and regional distribution.
  • To scrutinize the detailed market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms of value, on the basis of distribution channel by segmenting Bahrain retail market into, namely, exclusive stores, supermarket/hypermarket, specialty retailers, department stores, general merchandise stores, online retail & other non-store retailers.
  • To identify tailwinds and headwinds for the Bahrain retail market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, supply contracts, and mergers & acquisitions in the Bahrain retail market.
  • To strategically profile the leading players, which are involved in the supply of retail in Bahrain.

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Some of the major players operating in the Bahrain retail market are

Wal-Mart, Amazon Inc., Lulu Group, Carrefour, Spinneys, Choithram, Al Othaim, Al Raya, Al Sadhan, Fu-Com, Balsharaf etc.

TechSci Research performed primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of retailers in Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research was able to include retailers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analysed distribution and regional presence of all major retailers across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size for the Bahrain retail market using a bottom-up approach, where retailers’ value sales data for different types of distribution channel (exclusive stores, supermarket/hypermarket, specialty retailers, department stores, general merchandise stores, online retail & other non-store retailers) in retail market was recorded as well as forecast for the future years was made. TechSci Research sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives, and externally validated through analyzing historical sales data of respective retailers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company annual reports, white papers, investor presentations and financial reports were also used by the TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Bahrain retailers
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Associations, organizations, associations and alliances related to retailing
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Industry associations
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders, such as retailers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers and policy makers, which market segments should be targeted over the coming years (next five years) in order to strategize investments and capitalize on growth of the market.

Report Scope:

In this report, Bahrain retail market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:


  • Market, by Distribution Channel:
    • Bahrain Retail Market
      • Exclusive Stores
      • Supermarket/Hypermarket
      • Specialty Retailers
      • Department Stores
      • General Merchandise Stores
      • Online Retail
      • Other Non-Store Retailers
  • Market, by Geography:
      • Capital Governorate
      • Northern Governorate
      • Muharraq Governorate
      • Southern Governorate

Competitive Landscape

Competition Benchmarking: Benchmarking of leading 10 players.

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Bahrain retail market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Channel Partner Analysis

  • Detailed list of distributors and dealers across the country.

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Product Information

  • Detailed analysis of new products in the market and their driving forces in the market.
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1.     Product Overview

2.     Research Methodology

3.     Executive Summary

4.     Voice of Customer

4.1.   Factors Influencing Purchase Decision

4.2.   Product Awareness

4.3.   Brand Awareness

5.     Global Retail Market Overview

6.     Bahrain Retail Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.  By Value

6.2.   Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.  By Distribution Channel (Exclusive Stores, Supermarket/Hypermarket, Specialty Retailers, Department Stores, General Merchandise Stores, Online Retail & Other Non-Store Retailers)

6.2.2. By Region 

6.2.3. By Company

6.3.   Market Attractiveness Index

6.3.1.  By Distribution Channel

6.3.2.  By Region

7.     Bahrain Exclusive Stores Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1. By Value

8.     Bahrain Hypermarket/Supermarket Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1. By Value

9.     Bahrain Specialty Retailers Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size & Forecast

9.1.1. By Value

10.  Bahrain Department Stores Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.   By Value

11.  Bahrain Department Stores Market Outlook

11.1.Market Size & Forecast

11.1.1.   By Value

12.  Bahrain General Merchandise Market Outlook

12.1.Market Size & Forecast

12.1.1.   By Value

13.  Bahrain Online Retail Market Outlook

13.1.Market Size & Forecast

13.1.1.   By Value

14.  Bahrain Non-Store Retailers Market Outlook

14.1.Market Size & Forecast

14.1.1.   By Value

15.  Supply Chain Analysis

16.  Market Dynamics

16.1.  Drivers

16.2.  Challenges

17.  Trends & Developments

18.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

19.  Bahrain Economic Profile

20.  Competitive Landscape

20.1.Company Profiles (Top 10 Companies)

21.  Strategic Recommendations

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