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    Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types

    Accenture Africa's MD shares the new consumer types that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic, and how they differ according to changes in way of life, fears and concerns, hopes and desires...

    By John Watling 21 Jun 2021

    'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026

    This 274% growth will be fuelled by a greater appetite from users for credit to spread costs, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, which has put extreme pressure on user finances...

    14 Jun 2021

    SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

    9 Jun 2021

    POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

    The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

    18 May 2021

    African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data

    South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

    29 Apr 2021

    Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes

    Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

    21 Apr 2021

    Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020

    Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

    14 Apr 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

    Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

    By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

    They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

    In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

    By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

    2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

    Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

    13 Jan 2021

    #BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

    Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

    Global cyber week online sales hit record high

    Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

    2 Dec 2020

    Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025

    Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

    11 Nov 2020



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