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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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Shoprite’s results for the half year ending January 1st 2023 show despite the challenges the retailer faced, it was a good end to the year.

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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...
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. Missed expectations Walmart initially acquired a 51% stake in Massmart in 2011. While it was seen as a long-term investment in the region, to capitalise on a significant growth opportunity, the deal hasn’t lived up to i...
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...

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A guide to the UAE's grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
A guide to the Saudi Arabia’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
We look at five trends that will shape the online channel globally in 2023 and highlight the key considerations for retailers and suppliers.
We look at five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2023, utilising our extensive global research to present examples from the retailers leading the way.

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