INSIGHTS SERIES

Black Friday Edition

Explore how consumer behaviour has changed in the reality of COVID-19.

2021 Black Friday Resurgence: Here or Not?

Black Friday 2021 appears to have surpassed the pitfalls of 2020 and become resurgent across all metrics.

As global and continental economies change, we’re faced with new challenges and opportunities.

As a bank committed to the sustainable development of our African continent, we partner with our clients to navigate this changing world, sharing deep insights and learnings on key sectors, many of which have been disrupted by the global pandemic.

Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come.

As the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey.

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CONSUMER INSIGHTS

2021 Black Friday Resurgence: Here or Not?

Black Friday 2021 appears to have surpassed the pitfalls of 2020 and become resurgent across all metrics.

Videos

Webinar: Changing consumer trends in a post COVID world

Head of Research, Jeff Gable and Head of Consumer Goods and Services Sector, Isana Cordier share their insights into the changing consumer trends in a post COVID world.

Videos

In conversation with Dischem

To date, Dischem has delivered over 250,000 vaccinations across the nation. Rui Morais, talks about how they have leveraged their extensive network to build capacity for mass vaccination sites in collaboration with government and other private sector players.

Videos

In conversation with Aspen Pharmacare Group

Aspen is well known to the South African market as being the first to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa; the production of which has been instrumental in ensuring an increase in supply to the African continent.

Podcasts

Through the great staggering to a better normal

Dion Chang says lockdown has fast-tracked positive change in not just the retail sector.

Podcasts

EFTs and E-Wallets make online shopping in Africa easier, quicker and accessible to everyone

Africa is heralding in new technology enabling a more inclusive and accessible way to do business using the digital space.

Podcasts

Consumers choose home improvement and loungewear over expensive luxuries

In COVID times, the retail sector has a number of new opportunities to capitalise on. Listen to the podcast now.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Drivers of Consumer Trend

From buying local to buying online, changing our behaviour has the ability to change

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Black Friday taking consumers from bricks to bytes

Isana Cordier provides consumer behavior data and insights on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the unique year of 2020

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Resources and Energy Insights

A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector.

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Healthcare Insights

The ability to roll out credible, sustainable and high-volume Covid-19 vaccination programs will likely be the single biggest driver of economic recovery in Africa over the next 24 months. Economies that fail to execute on this will be left behind as global trading resumes. Africa is a net importer of goods and services, therefore with the closing of borders and a vaccination rate of < 2% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population, it will leave the continent well behind the rest of the world. The cost will be devastating. We therefore need to increase our efforts in the most collaborative way.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology Insights

In the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer.

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Enterprise and Supplier Development Insights

In the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance.

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Consumer Insight Series

As the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey.

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Agriculture Insight Series

With expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions.

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