RetailTech
Report

2022

How technology can help tackle current challenges and upcoming trends in the Retail and Consumer Goods space

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Let's start with the good news

At first glance the retail market is bouncing back from the start of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Overall global retail sales have recovered, eCommerce growth has stabilized, and customers are returning to in-store shopping in key categories.
Still, There are many challenges ahead
Behind these outward facing successes there are big challenges still weighing on retailers:

Challenge #1

Continuing supply chain disruption is slow to repair and recover from

Challenge #2

A higher portion of shopping is now online, and new health, safety, and security standards are costly

Challenge #3

A shortage of retail workers may be increasing operational costs. All of these challenges can squeeze retail and manufacturing margins

Challenge #1

Continuing supply chain disruption is slow to repair and recover from

Challenge #2

A higher portion of shopping is now online, and new health, safety, and security standards are costly

Challenge #3

A shortage of retail workers may be increasing operational costs. All of these challenges can squeeze retail and manufacturing margins

Luckily, we have technology

The Israeli RetailTech Ecosystem

Investment

$2.4B
Investment Israeli RetailTech during 2021
(180% more than in 2020)
46%
of investment rounds were early stage, Pre-seed through A
(Significant rebound from 39% in 2020)
Percent of investment rounds participated in by Investor country, diversity has increased
(Source: Deloitte Analysis of 219 Investment events for >150 tech companies operating in RetailTech)

Main Investment Focus

Store Operations Technologies
Shelf maintenance, store-associates management and cashierless payment represent 29% of investments
Data
Data analysis and collection represent 16% of investments

IPO and M&A

IPO

M&A

(Non-Exhaustive List)

Most acquisitions were made by larger RetailTech firms or broader technology companies, while a few major acquisitions were by large international retailers   

The Startups in This Report