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Top 10 retailers in Egypt

Egypt's retail market, set to grow from $200B in 2020 to $254B in 2025, thrives on apparel, food, and digital platforms, inviting foreign investors.
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Egypt's retail market is one of the largest and most attractive markets in the Middle East, with a population of more than 100 million, making it a profitable market in the Arab world. Here are some key points about the retail industry in Egypt:

The Egyptian retail market is expected to increase from $200 billion in 2020 to $254 billion in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%. The retail industry is the most increasingly growing market in Egypt, with retail sales reaching a CAGR of 14.2% between 2007 and 2011, reaching USD 103 billion.

The apparel sector dominates the Egyptian retail market, and large UK fashion brands such as Mothercare, New Look, Claire, Monsoon, Virgin, Burberry, and Next are found in the Egyptian malls.

The food retail sector in Egypt continues its rapid development, with more hypermarkets and supermarkets sprouting in suburban Cairo and Alexandria.

The market is highly competitive, with small local grocers remaining a firm favorite, and product ranges evolving from beverages to household products. Messaging apps are utilized by some retailers to reach customers.

The government is looking to develop an efficient retail environment supporting various sectors of the growing economy and is keen to attract foreign investment to enhance competition and modernize. The retail industry has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, with people starting their businesses entirely through online platforms, Facebook, Instagram, or websites.

The Egyptian retail market is expanding due to a variety of growth factors, including the rise of secondary cities, increased internet and mobile usage, and investments in the development of smart cities. Shopping in modern, clean supermarkets with a variety of different products is becoming a lifestyle and leisure activity among Egyptians.

In conclusion, the retail industry in Egypt is growing rapidly, with a highly competitive market and a variety of growth factors contributing to its expansion.
CompanyFoundedCompany description
1997B.TECH has grown to become the largest nationwide retailer of Household Appliances.
2017Breadfast delivers food to most areas in Cairo, Giza, Mansoura, Alexandria and expanding across Egypt and the MENA region.
1948Fathallah Markets Group since 1948, more than 70 years of excellence. We strive to provide the best sales service in Egypt.
2006Delivers safe, wholesome, delicious food; products ranging from fresh soups and salads to a wide range of frozen ready to cook items.
1998Raneen Co. is an online e-commerce platform. which provide housewares, kitchen warehouse, home appliances, home and garden gifts for the modern home.
1970Awlad Ragab is a 100% Egyptian company, leading the Egyptian retail market with significant growth since 1970.
1938SEOUDI was established back in 1938, now being one of the leading supermarkets across the Egyptian retail industry.
2014Kazyon is the largest Egyptian discount supermarket chain founded in 2014 with over 450 stores in 17 governorates.
2001One of the fastest growing companies in the field of trade and distribution of Telecommunication devices and home appliances.
2000One of the largest leading companies in the field of IT solutions and peripherals of all kinds, in a consistent and practical to meet all requirement

This compilation of the companies has been made to the best of our knowledge and belief. We have made every effort to obtain the information from reliable and up-to-date sources and to reproduce it as accurately as possible. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information. We are grateful for additions and corrections, which you are welcome to send to The selection of companies is based on the number of employees, the revenue, and the number of online visitors.