Featured insights and store visits from Africa and Middle East

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.

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

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

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.

This guide to the UAE 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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Following on from its results announcement, Pick n Pay has set out how it is aiming to continue to grow sales, both in South Africa and across the region more widely.

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Across its operations Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), which operates the Carrefour brand across the Middle East and Africa, is looking to grow its online skill and scale quicky. The retailer, which has seen changing shopping habits because of COVID-19, has been investing heavily in its online operations as a result. We round developments from across its operations which underline its growing online capac...
Pick n Pay has released interim results for the 26 weeks ending 30 August 2020. Turnover rises in H1… Pick n Pay reported comparable turnover rose 2.6% to ZAR44.2 bn (US$2.7 bn) at a total company level, with like-for-like sales rising by 1.0%. Its performance in South Africa drove its results, with comparable turnover in its home market rising by 3.4% to ZAR42.7 bn (US$2.6 bn), with like-f...
Africa-based pure ecommerce retailer Jumia has announced new partnerships in Uganda and Kenya, while rolling out services to make it easier for shoppers to buy from it in Ghana. Jumia expands pick up stations’ presence in Ghana As it looks to make using its services as easy as possible and as it looks to benefit from the uptick in shopper interest in ecommerce in the region as a result of C...

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Presentations

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.
11/03/2020
This guide to Saudi Arabia 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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In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future.

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