Press Releases

Jumbo at Gitex Shopper 2013:Phenomenal Growth Witnessed in Hot Product Categories

  • Jumbo at Gitex boasts over 11,000 square feet and over 10 independent stands
  • Valued added Gitex Shopper offers on all major categories such as tablets, laptops, DSLR cameras and panels
  • Jumbo announces the most popular brands this year
  • Estimated 30 percent sales growth in smartphone category for first half of 2013
  • 50 percent growth in tablets for first half of 2013
  • Overall expected minimum 20 percent increase in sales at Gitex Shopper 2013 


Dubai, UAE – 6 October 2013:
  Jumbo Electronics, the UAE’S leading IT, telecom and consumer electronics retailer and distributor, has announced phenomenal growth in popular product categories, in keeping with the value-added offers from Jumbo at Gitex Shopper this year. 

“Each year our Shopper offers are amongst the most eagerly anticipated deals at Gitex and Jumbo has a loyal following of repeat and new customers,” said Nadeem Khanzadah, Head – Retail, Jumbo Electronics. “This year we have amazing value-added offers on all major categories including tablets, laptops, DSLR cameras and panels. 

“Our offers have been carefully designed, keeping in mind the growth categories and consumer demand,” continued Mr Khanzadah. “Phones, tablets, DSLR cameras and televisions continue to lead the market this year. The recent high-profile smartphone launches are timed perfectly for Gitex Shopper. For TVs Sony, Samsung and LG are amongst the most popular brands; for DSLR cameras Nikon, Canon and Sony; for phones Samsung, Apple and Sony; and for tablets Apple and Samsung.” 

Jumbo Gitex Shopper Product Bundles at a glance:

  • With laptops - get a tablet, Seagate 500GB slim hard disk drive, antivirus software, headset, mouse
  • With tablets - get a TDK headset, portable speakers, carry case, stylus, screen protector
  • With TVs - get a mobile phone, tablet, DVD player, back pack
  • With smartphones - get a tablet, power bank (rechargeable backup power source), backpack
  • With DSLR cameras - get tablet, tripod, backpack
  • Jumbo exclusive offer - free 40 inch LED TV with a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera 

Though Jumbo has been offering a number of reputable brands across many categories, the camera and television offerings were earlier focused on Sony. However, now Jumbo also offers a wider array of high quality electronic products from other select brands such as Nikon and Canon for cameras and Samsung, LG and Sharp TVs. 

Technological advances have seen costs of DSLR cameras tumble so increasingly consumers are investing in what was, till recently, strictly professional equipment. The 6 new smartphones being launched across leading brands like Nokia, Samsung, Blackberry, Sony, LG and HTC have also generated considerable buyer interest. “With the launch of the new smartphones and the introduction of new camera and TV brands, we expect at least a 20 percent growth in sales year on year at Shopper this year,” announced Mr Khanzadah. 

Gitex Shopper is the most eagerly-awaited consumer event of the year in the region. It offers a litmus test for consumer trends and reiterates the growth witnessed in key categories each year. Jumbo estimates the current sales growth in smartphones at about 30 percent in terms of value across all smartphones during the first half of 2013. For tablets, the current sales growth is estimated at about 100 percent in terms of units across all tablets during the first half of 2013. 

Jumbo also expects further growth in flat screen television demand following the eagerly awaited announcement of the World Expo 2020 in November, and growth in projects in the property and development sector following that. While pure LCDs have seen negative growth, estimated at about –80 percent in terms of value (LCD without LED) during the first half of 2013, Smart TV growth has been at about 16 percent in terms of value during the first half of 2013, while 3D TV growth is estimated at about 36 percent in terms of value for the duration of the first half of 2013. 

“Shoppers plan a majority of their technology purchases around this time of the year. We have partnered with the Dubai World Trade Centre since the inception of this event and have grown with Gitex Shopper over the years. Jumbo is Gitex. We occupy more than 11,000 square feet of space with over 10 independent stands,” concluded Mr Khanzadah.

Featured Articles

Shop Now, Pay Later: Jumbo Electronics Offers Payment Plan for In-Store Purchases with Spotii

Sep 06, 2021

Jumbo Electronics Brings Revolutionary Fitness Equipment to UAE with Power Plate Partnership

Aug 01, 2021

Jumbo Group partners with SAWA Life to bring sustainable fashion-tech to UAE

Mar 07, 2021

Jumbo Distribution partners with Weber to bring the best in outdoor-grilling to the GCC

Dec 07, 2020

Jumbo Group extends support to People of Determination in the UAE amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Sep 20, 2020

Jumbo Unwired offers Fully Automated Security solutions for UAE residents as the demand for safety precautions surge

Aug 16, 2020

Fight against Covid-19: Jumbo powers UAE’s pioneering Tawasul 171 platform that enables remote access to government services

May 05, 2020

Jumbo Distribution partners with Swiss brand Laurastar to bring top-of-the range ironing products in the UAE

Jan 06, 2020

It’s Raining Gold @Jumbo at the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival

Dec 26, 2019

Jumbo Electronics and PointsPay to Provide Points Redemption Choices for Loyalty Programs

Dec 16, 2019

Jumbo Group partners with Mobilis Medical for 3D manufacturing services in healthcare

Nov 27, 2019

Jumbo Electronics invests over AED 10 million for expansion in Abu Dhabi

Nov 25, 2019

Jumbo Electronics launches complete Smart Home solutions for customers in the UAE

Nov 13, 2019

Jumbo Electronics partners with leading brands to offer key benefits and discounts at Gitex Shopper 2019

Sep 23, 2019

Jumbo Electronics launches series of Green Initiatives

Sep 17, 2019

Buy a smartphone from Jumbo Electronics this DSS and get a free Careem ride

Jul 18, 2019

Jumbo wins Power Retailer of the Year at Channel ME Awards 2018

May 13, 2019

Jumbo Group wins accolades at Sony Partner Awards held in Dubai

Mar 31, 2019

Jumbo Group signs MoU with Dubai SME to strengthen 3D Manufacturing operations in the UAE

Feb 06, 2019

Jumbo becomes the first OmniChannel Tech Retailer to announce Digital Gift Card and Digital Raffle Promotions

Oct 15, 2018

Jumbo Group launches Jumbo 3D Manufacturing LLC and inauguratesthe first 3D application development centerin the Middle East

Oct 10, 2018

Jumbo Electronics Expands its Retail Operations in the UAE

Sep 09, 2018

Jumbo Electronics anticipates wider adoption of contactless payments technology in 2018

Feb 05, 2018

Jumbo forecasts smartphones to be highest selling category at GITEX Shopper 2017

Mar 27, 2017

Jumbo Redefines Customer Experience with a fully revamped store at Mall of the Emirates

Apr 27, 2015

Jumbo Gears Up for GAMES14

Sep 10, 2014