"There is a rising awareness among Saudi consumers about the importance of healthy eating and sustainable food choices. This has led to an increased interest in organic foods and beverages as a way to support personal health and environmental well-being. Saudi Arabia is renowned for its date production, and organic date farming has gained traction in recent years. Organic date farms follow strict organic standards, avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides and chemicals, resulting in high-quality organic dates that are sought after locally and globally. Saudi Arabia has a rich culinary heritage, and there is a growing emphasis on incorporating organic ingredients into traditional dishes. Saudi Arabia has been focusing on promoting local organic farming. Initiatives and government support are encouraging the establishment and expansion of organic farms across the country, enabling consumers to have access to fresh, locally produced organic foods .Organic herbs and spices are gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia. The demand for organic versions of popular culinary herbs and spices, such as saffron, cardamom, turmeric, and cumin, is increasing as consumers seek high-quality, chemical-free options for enhancing flavors in their cooking. The Saudi government has launched several initiatives to promote sustainable agriculture practices, including organic farming. These initiatives aim to reduce the country's reliance on food imports and support local organic farming methods that align with environmental sustainability goals. The Saudi government has introduced regulations and standards to ensure the authenticity and integrity of organic products. This includes certification requirements and inspections to maintain the quality and traceability of organic foods and beverages in the market. There are several companies in Saudi Arabia that manufacture organic foods and beverages. Almara, Nadec , tamimi Markets, Down to Earth, Terra Delyssa, Bateel. According to the research report “Saudi Arabia Organic Food and Beverage in Saudi Arabia Market Overview, 2027,"" published by Bonafide Research, The Saudi Arabia Organic Food and Beverage market is projected to reach market size of more than USD $1.46 Billion by 2027.There is a heightened focus on sustainability and environmental conservation in Saudi Arabia. Consumers are seeking organic products that are produced using sustainable farming practices, minimizing the use of water, promoting biodiversity, and reducing the carbon footprint associated with food production. The demand for organic dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is on the rise in Saudi Arabia. Consumers are increasingly seeking organic options for dairy products, driven by concerns about hormones, antibiotics, and artificial additives in conventional dairy. There is a rising demand for organic snacks and ready-to-eat meals in Saudi Arabia. Busy lifestyles and the need for convenient, on-the-go options have led to an increased interest in organic snacks and prepared meals that align with health and sustainability values. The Saudi Organic Farming Standards (SOFS) are established by the Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA), which is approved by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO). These standards define the requirements for organic production, including the use of organic inputs, soil and water management, pest and disease control, and labeling. Organic products in Saudi Arabia must undergo certification by accredited certifying bodies recognized by the Saudi Organic Farming Association. These certifying bodies evaluate and verify that the organic products meet the requirements of the Saudi Organic Farming Standards. Organic products imported into Saudi Arabia must comply with the Saudi Organic Farming Standards and undergo inspection and certification by accredited certifying bodies. Imported organic products must meet the same standards as locally produced organic products to be sold as organic in the Saudi market. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are popular retail channels for organic foods and beverages in Saudi Arabia. These large-scale stores typically have dedicated sections or shelves for organic products, making it convenient for consumers to find and purchase organic items. There are specialized organic stores in Saudi Arabia that focus specifically on offering a wide range of organic products. These stores often carry a comprehensive selection of organic foods and beverages, catering to the growing demand for organic options. E-commerce has gained significant popularity in Saudi Arabia, and online platforms are increasingly being used to purchase organic foods and beverages. Health food stores and natural food retailers also serve as important channels for organic foods and beverages. Farmers' markets are gaining traction in Saudi Arabia, providing a platform for local organic farmers and producers to directly sell their products to consumers. These markets offer fresh, locally sourced organic foods and beverages and often provide a more personal and interactive shopping experience.
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While the organic sector is growing, there are challenges such as logistics, storage, and limited awareness in certain regions. However, efforts are being made to address these challenges and improve the overall organic supply chain. Saudi Arabia promotes local organic farming initiatives, which means that many organic products available in the market are produced within the country. This supports local agriculture, reduces reliance on imports, and strengthens the domestic organic industry. Organic farming in Saudi Arabia follows sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Organic farmers prioritize soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity preservation. They avoid the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), contributing to a healthier and more sustainable food system. The Saudi Organic Farming Standards (SOFS) provide a framework for organic production, certification, and labeling. These standards ensure that organic products in Saudi Arabia meet specific criteria related to organic farming practices, input use, and processing methods. Saudi Arabia offers unique organic food and beverage products that reflect the region's culinary traditions and agricultural resources. This includes organic extra virgin olive oil, organic honey, and other locally sourced organic products. The Saudi government and certifying bodies ensure that organic products meet the specified standards through rigorous certification processes and inspections. This builds consumer trust and confidence in the authenticity and quality of organic foods and beverages available in the market. Considered in this report • Geography: Saudi Arabia • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecast year: 2027 Aspects covered in this report • Saudi Arabia market with its value and forecast along with its segments • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation
By Type • Organic food • Fruits and vegetables • Meat, fish and poultry • Dairy products • Frozen and processed food • others • Organic Beverages • Non dairy products • Tea and coffee • Beer and wine • Others By Sales Channel • Convenient stores • Modern Retail • Online retail • Others The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us. we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.
Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to organic food and beverage industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. "