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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7–Eleven has signed a master franchise agreement with Electra Consumer Products Ltd. to develop and operate 7-Eleven stores in Israel. 

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Amazon has launched Amazon.eg in Egypt, a rebranding of Souq.com. Amazon rebrands Souq Amazon.eg has been rebranded from Souq.com, an ecommerce platform which Amazon acquired in 2017 in the Middle East. Shoppers’ account information for Souq.com was automatically transferred to the new site. In June 2020, Amazon also converted the Souq website in Saudi Arabia to Amazon.sa. In January 202...
In separate developments, Walmart-owned Massmart and Shoprite have announced plans to exit several markets across Africa. The exits underline South African retailer’s growing focus on profitability and desire to sell off non-core assets to enable them to invest in faster growing areas of their operations. Massmart to exit five markets… Following its sale of non-core retail assets to Shopr...
Walmart majority-owned Massmart is divesting non-core retail assets to Shoprite Checkers, the leading grocery retailer in South Africa. The retailer has also confirmed that it is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in OneCart, the country’s leading grocery delivery service. Divesting Cambridge Food, Rhino Cash and Carry and Masscash Cash and Carry Massmart is divesting its Cambridge Foo...

Major markets we cover in Africa and Middle East

Presentations

13/07/2021
We look at Walmart's strategic priorities for the next five years.
06/07/2021
Over a year since most of the world started to experience the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a clearer picture has emerged of how global retail will be changed over the medium term. In this report we outline how the retail industry will continue to adapt in 2021 and 2022 and place some markers in the ground on COVID-19’s retail legacies.
23/06/2021
This report showcases how stores from different channels will evolve over the next decade, where retailers will focus their attention and what to expect. It follows on from our Store of the future 2030 report and also acts as a case study as to how your business can use our store of the future model to develop your own vision and roadmap towards achieving your own store of the future.
16/06/2021
In this report we highlight four global sustainability trends we expect retailers to implement as part of sustainability strategies during 2021, and beyond.
09/06/2021
This report provides our vision for how food and consumer goods stores will evolve over the next decade. The world in 2030 will look very different to today and how people shop for their food and consumer goods is changing rapidly. Traditional store operating models are coming under significant strain and we believe that retailers and suppliers need to work harder to evolve store formats to ensure that they reflect how people shop today and will do in the future.

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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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