Retail Trends 2016

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South Africans hoard up to R35,000 of unused goods in their homes, survey finds

Virtually all South Africans have items in their homes they aren't actively using - 99% of us, in fact, according to a survey done by Gumtree South Africa. The informal study asked respondents about the items that end up unused in their homes, including small appliances, sporting goods, baby and children's items and furniture...

Number of loyalty cards linked to mobile doubles, study finds

More than three billion loyalty cards will operate as mobile only, or be integrated into mobile apps by 2020, up from 1.4 billion last year according to a new study from Juniper Research...

Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020

The current market in consumer smart glasses is 15 months behind previous expectations, thanks to the withdrawal of Google Glass in 2015, but a new study by Juniper Research shows that over 12 million consumer smart glasses will ship in 2020...

SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa...

Issued by Nielsen

BMi Research report shows decreased growth rate for flavoured alcoholic beverages

Recent findings release by BMi Research have revealed that the flavoured alcoholic beverage category has continued to grow for the past three years, although at a decreasing rate...

Soft drinks industry faces headwinds of increasing, shifting health concerns

CHICAGO - According to Euromonitor International's hot and soft drinks industry research, released yesterday, the global hot drinks industry performed well, achieving slight improvement over growth in 2014...

Cross-border shopping is a growing trend, study finds

According to a recent study conducted by Ipsos, cross-border shopping is a growing trend with around 80% of shoppers going international when purchasing goods online...

BMi Research sorghum beer report in South Africa

Recent findings released by BMi Research reveal that the sorghum beer market in South Africa has been steadily declining over the past three years...

Issued by BMi Research

BMi Research drinking yoghurt report in South Africa

The drinking yoghurt market in South Africa experienced its lowest growth since 2009, increasing during 2014. The category itself has been very stable, with little movement internally from players...

Issued by BMi Research

Analysing the youth market

The recently released Ask Afrika Youth Brands Awards identified the top 21 brands that are used loyally amongst those aged 15-34, irrespective of background and living standards...

The in-store experience: Still the most powerful differentiator in the competitive retail space

These days, in a tough economic climate where competitors fight for control of consumers' hard-earned rands, the retail environment has to work that much harder to keep its customers, and keep them happy...

By Leanne Freeman, Issued by BMi Research

Sub-Saharan Africa presents varied view of consumer confidence levels

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (Q3) shows a varied view for sub-Saharan Africa as despite it having increased by five points in Ghana (99) in the third quarter, it decreased five points in Nigeria (127), the first decline since inception of the CCI in quarter 3 of 2014...

Issued by Nielsen

Market research: more than just a once-off investment

So, you've launched a new product or opened a new business unit or even started a whole new company from scratch, and did all your homework in the way of market research beforehand?...

By Gareth Pearson, Issued by BMi Research

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