Featured insights and store visits from Africa and Middle East

Africa retail outlook 2020

Understand the trends we expect to see in Africa, from retailers putting a stronger focus on ROI, to providing value and digitising operations, amongst others, that will shape grocery retailing in 2020.

Middle East retail outlook 2020

We look at the latest trends set to shape the grocery market in the region over the next 12 months.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): how branded suppliers are bringing their purpose to life

Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered

South Africa Country Presentation

This guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.

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South Africa-based Woolworths has reported a positive trading update for the 26-week period ending 27 December 2020, with its performance driven by its food operations.

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Walmart-owned, South Africa-based Massmart released a trading update for the 52-week period ending 27 December 2020, noting full year sales fell 7.7% to ZAR86.5 bn (US$5.9 bn). The retailer reported comparable sales contracted by 7.5% in the year, although it had seen an improvement in performance in Q4. Q4 sales contracted 4.1% The retailer said sales in its fourth quarter were down 4.1% o...
South Africa-based SPAR Group reported sales growth of 9.8%, to ZAR42.99 bn (US$3.0 bn), during the 18-week period to the end of January 2021. The Group enjoyed growth across all its country operations, with a strong advance in performance seen in Poland. Growth in South Africa impacted by lost liquor sales In its home market SPAR reported group sales growth of 3.4%, with its performance af...
South Africa-based Shoprite has reported total sales growth (including Supermarkets RSA LiquorShop) of 4.7%, to ZAR83.4 bn (US$5.8 bn). Excluding the effect of the liquor stores, which were impacted by COVID-19 nationwide lockdown regulations, sales rose by 6.3%. Results show improving performance during the half In its home market Shoprite reported sales growth of 5.6% in the half (includi...

Major markets we cover in Africa and Middle East

Presentations

16/04/2021
15 of our favourite examples of technology being used to enhance the food and CPG industry in Q1.
11/06/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how people live their lives. Health and wellbeing is playing more of a central role than ever before as people prioritise staying safe and well. In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. We showcase examples from around the world where things are changing as a result of the pandemic and consider what trends we saw before COVID-19.
02/04/2020
Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered
16/03/2020
This guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.
12/03/2020
This figures-driven deck summarises the forecast for the African and Middle Eastern grocery markets to 2024 and comes complete with a dataset.

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How COVID-19 is reshaping the health & wellness agenda

In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future.

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