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Middle East and Africa channel forecasts 2022 – 2027

This report shares the Middle East & Africa view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from three major markets across the region. 

Africa and Middle East retail trends 2023

We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the Africa and Middle East grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

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Here we explore interesting updates from around the world, including the first autonomous store and initiatives for food waste reduction. 

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As we launch our first report for 2023 on global responses to the cost-of-living crisis, we highlight our favourite retailer examples from Q1. Global responses to the cost-of-living crisis: Q1 2023 Our report showcases how retailers have responded to the cost-of-living crisis, focusing on six categories: Price: low and trusted prices on everyday products Promotions: promotion...
Shoprite’s results for the half year ending January 1 st 2023 show despite the challenges the retailer faced, it was a good end to the year. Key figures Total Group (including supermarkets and LiquorShop) : sales +16.8% to R106.3bn   Supermarkets (including LiqourShop) : sales +17.5% to R85.1bn Like-for-like sales +11% 191 net new stores were added over the previou...
On 29 th November 2022, we were joined by 194 delegates from across the world as we launched our global channel forecasts to 2027. Today we launch our supporting global channel forecasts 2022-2027 reports and answer questions that we were unable to respond to in the webinar’s Q&A session. Catch up on demand and be inspired For subscribers who missed the webinar session, the recording can...

Major markets we cover in Africa and Middle East


We explore where hypermarket and supermarket growth will come from at both regional and country levels.
A guide to South Africa's grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Delivering value in an era of unparalleled choice and economic turbulence.
Using our global research, we look at how retailers continue to respond to the cost-of-living crisis in Q1 2023.
An overview of the channel’s key markets, leading retailers and five trends set to shape its medium-term outlook.

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