Baking ingredients inflation in Saudi Arabia stood at 0.150% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q4 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 128 baking ingredients SKUs from companies such as Foster Clark’s, Al Alali and Orient Gardens that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Carrefour offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the baking ingredients category from October through December 2023, followed by Danube and Othaim Markets. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 94 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Carrefour had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in baking ingredients in Saudi Arabia in Q4 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that no discounts were offered for baking ingredients category by the retailers tracked by GlobalData. Among variants, the tracker revealed baking powder and vanilla powder as the most popular (by number of SKUs) baking ingredients variants. These were priced 33.94% lower than the average price of a baking ingredients SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Carrefour, Danube, Othaim Markets, Souq-Saudi Arabia and . According to the analysis, Carrefour had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Carrefour.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the baking ingredients market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Carrefour, Danube and Othaim Markets stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of baking ingredients SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp baking ingredients market in Saudi Arabia, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

For a more detailed analysis of pricing trends in the Saudi Arabia baking ingredients market, buy the report here.

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