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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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Woolworths Holdings reported a strong set of results for FY23, which ended on 25 June 2023. Turnover for the group rose 6.9% YoY to ZAR93.0 bn (US$5.0 bn). Particularly in the food sector, revenue rose 8.5% annually, with growth accelerating in H2 motivated by more shoppers and improved on-shelf availability. Increased sales and surge in gross profit YoY Woolworths Food revenue reached ZAR4...
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5-year forecasts to 2027

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