- Posted by: Issa Sawadogo
- Categories: Consumer Goods / FMCG, Morocco
Today, we take a look at the top pasta brands in Morocco based on SagaBrand, the Brand Health Tracker in Africa. While Moroccan cuisine is most known for couscous, pasta is also part of some traditional Moroccan dishes (such as rfissa or chorba with vermicelli noodles).
Among the 16 standard KPIs SagaBrand tracks monthly, we asked our online panel in Morocco which pasta brands they are aware of, and among these which ones they perceive as good quality. Read on to find out which are the most popular pasta brands in Morocco in October 2023 on these two performance indicators.
Top pasta brands in Morocco are mostly local
Our recent online survey reveals that Moroccan family owned brand Dari tops the pasta brand ranking in Morocco in terms of awareness (67%). It comes ahead of Alitkane (60%), owned by the Zine Capital Invest Group, and Tria (56%).
Morocco is a large crop producer, particularly cereals such as wheat. So it’s not surprising to find 8 national pasta manufacturers among the 10 best-known pasta brands in Morocco. These companies often also produce other wheat related products such as couscous, flour and semolina.
Here is the Top pasta brands in Morocco in terms of brand awareness:
- Dari – 67% (owned by Moroccan Dari Couspate)
- Alitkane – 60% (owned by Moroccan agro-business holding Zine Invest Capital)
- Tria – 56% (owned by Moroccan group Forafric)
- Kenz – 43% (Moroccan family business)
- Dalia – 41% (Moroccan industrial group)
- Kayna – 30% (owned by Moroccan agro-business group Africa Feed and Food)
- Nor’Dar – 27% (owned by Moroccan agro-business group Africa Feed and Food)
- Fayz – 15% (owned by Moroccan retailer Marjane, the preferred retailer in the country)
- Panzani – 14% (owned by French group)
- Gallo – 8% (owned by Spanish Pastas Gallo)
The pasta market in Morocco dominated by 3 brands on Quality
In terms of Quality perception, the picture is slightly different. Indeed, AlItkane now emerges as the leader in terms of perceived quality, with a score of 73% while Dari, the most known pasta brand in Morocco, falls in third position (70%). These two brands, along with Panzani, are clearly the Moroccan pasta market leaders on this indicator.
Also to note that if foreign brands are less well known than local brands, they generally perform better when they are evaluated on Quality perception. In fact, Panzani jumps to 2nd spot on Quality at 72% and Gallo ranks 5th at 52%.
The top pasta brands in Morocco based on Good quality indicator.
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Brand Awareness: Which of the following pasta brands have you ever heard of?
Base: Adults above 18 years old, n = 737
Positive Quality: Which of the following brands represent Good Quality?
Base: Consumers who are aware of the brand. Minimum sample per brand (mini n = 57).
Period: October 2023