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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Walmart and Massmart have reached an agreement in principle on a R6.4 bn offer from Walmart to acquire the outstanding shares (47%) in Massmart that it does not already own.

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Our latest research reveals that Walmart’s revenue is set to reach almost $750 bn by 2027. Between 2021 and 2027 it is expected to grow by 4.7% on a CAGR basis, reaching $747.6 bn. $180 bn growth opportunity Our new report Strategic outlook for Walmart , reveals that Walmart’s growth will be led by its operations in the USA, India and Mexico. Over recent years the retailer has recast i...
Watsons, part of A.S. Watson group, is further expanding its presence in the Middle East and has launched its first store in Qatar at Doha Festival City. The store looks to attract beauty enthusiasts of all ages with its wide range of beauty products and its exciting store layout featuring dedicated zones. Following the launch in UAE The launch into Qatar is part of Watsons’ franchise agr...
We highlight five trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. RA subscribers can access the full report here . 1) Return of regional divergence COVID-19 removed a lot of the nuances between convenience stores in different markets and regions globally. Many retailers incorporated a wider selection of pantry and essential items. While some categories w...

Major markets we cover in Africa and Middle East

Presentations

17/08/2022
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
17/08/2022
Retailers and suppliers are operating in the most complex environment for decades.
04/08/2022
Private label has become a hot topic, as the challenging economic environment impacts shoppers, and retailers search for ways to drive volume in turbulent times.
29/07/2022
Explore the latest update on one of the world's largest health and beauty retailers, including latest information on performance, strategic developments, key personnel and must see stores.
15/06/2022
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities for the next five years.

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How COVID-19 is reshaping the health & wellness agenda

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