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Charting Retail’s Future: Saudi Retail Forum 2023 Paves the Way for KSA’s Vision 2030

Charting Retail’s Future: Saudi Retail Forum 2023 Paves the Way for KSA’s Vision 2030

The Saudi Retail Forum (SRF) 2023, organized by IMAGES RetailME, successfully concluded its first edition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, marking a significant milestone in shaping the future of the GCC region’s retail industry. The forum, held in Riyadh, served as a pivotal platform to honor and recognize key contributors to the retail sector, acknowledging their innovative initiatives that are shaping the landscape of the industry.


 

Bringing together entrepreneurs, industry leaders, innovators, and global retail giants, the SRF 2023 echoed the legacy of the Middle East Retail Forum (MRF), initiated 12 years ago in the UAE. The event aimed to foster insightful discussions, creating a great space for impactful conversations that would help in charting the course for the future of retail in the Middle East.

 

The SRF focused on a range of topics, presenting many retail opportunities lying ahead for Saudi Arabia. Exploring themes from Retail Tech Vision 2030 to the futuristic landscape of shopping centers, the forum provided a comprehensive view of evolving consumer behavior and the transformative power of technology, particularly in AI-driven marketing.

 

In addition to technological discussions, the culinary scene featured a flavorful journey, offering insights into the evolving food and beverage sector. The spotlight on Saudi fashion and lifestyle revealed a market poised for revolutionary trends, showcasing the region’s potential for growth and creativity. The forum maintained a keen focus on homegrown initiatives ready to make a global impact, exploring the dynamics of e-commerce in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

 

One of the highlights of the SRF was the recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in the retail sector. The event featured an awards ceremony honoring the Most Admired Retailers in various categories. Notable awardees included;

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

BEAUTY & WELLNESS Charlotte Tilbury

 

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

FOOD & GROCERY LuLu Hypermarket

 

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

CHILDREN’S WEAR Baby Fitaihi

 

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES SKECHERS

 

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

PHARMACY & HEALTHCARE Nahdi Medical Company

 

Most Admired LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT RETAILER of the Year:

Monopoly Lifesized Riyadh

 

Most Admired RESPONSIBLE RETAILER of the Year:

LuLu Hypermarket

 

Most Admired E-COMMERCE RETAILER of the Year:

IKEA

 

Most Admired Retailer of the Year:

HOME & HOUSEWARE Nice

 

Most Admired Value Retailer:

Fashion Brands For Less

 

Most Admired Value Retailer:

Food & Grocery Panda Retail Company

 

Most Admired Transformation of The Year in The Food Service Sector:

KUDU

 

Most Admired CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE of the Year:

REDTAG

 

Most Admired CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE of the Year:

Giordano

 

Most Admired Emerging Tech Adopter of the Year:

Panda Retail Company

 

Most Admired RETAIL TRANSFORMATION of the Year:

Steve Madden

 

Most Admired Retail Launch of the Year:

ASICS

 

Most Admired Experiential Retailer of the Year:

Cold Stone Creamery

 

Most Admired STORE DESIGN of the Year:

FASHION & LIFESTYLE DREAM

 

Most Admired STORE DESIGN of the Year:

FOOD SERVICE STARBUCKS

 

Most Admired STORE DESIGN of the Year:

LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT CoComelon Playdate Riyadh

 

Most Admired STORE DESIGN of the Year:

FOOD & GROCERY Manuel Supermarket

 

Most Admired STORE DESIGN of the Year:

PHARMACY & HEALTHCARE Nahdi Medical Company

 

Most Admired BRAND CAMPAIGN of the Year:

Home & Houseware IKEA

 

Most Admired BRAND CAMPAIGN of the Year:

Food Service Tim Hortons

 

Most Admired BRAND CAMPAIGN of the Year:

Fashion & Lifestyle Nayomi

 

Most Admired RESPONSIBLE RETAILER of the Year:

Al Hokair Group

 

Most Admired RESPONSIBLE RETAILER of the Year:

TOMS

The success of the SRF 2023 reinforces its position as a transformative event that not only recognizes achievements but also catalyzes positive change and innovation within the retail industry. The forum’s profound impact on shaping the retail narrative in the region solidifies its significance as a crucial annual event contributing to the evolution and progress of the sector.


 


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