CONSUMER INSIGHTS Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Absa insights series > Consumer Insights Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities 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. Contact us Isana Cordier, Head of Consumer Goods and Services, shares ideas around growing our economy and provides some insights on consumer trends. Consumer Sector Insights Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions. 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. 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 CONSUMER INSIGHTS Consumer goods sector: How the next 5 years may play out Covid-19 has changed the consumer goods sector. Some changes will reverse, but others are permanent and may even accelerate. CONSUMER INSIGHTS Covid-19 is shoving retail – and consumers – into the future Along with the pandemic, the future of the consumer goods sector has arrived with bang. CONSUMER INSIGHTS South Africans are still spending, though differently – and increasingly online Consumer spending is holding up, but behaviour has changed – perhaps permanently, especially the move online. CONSUMER INSIGHTS Consumer goods sector is consolidating – and supply chains are de-globalising The pandemic has hastened much-needed consolidation and made clear the value of bringing supply chains closer to home. CONSUMER INSIGHTS Using data to understand the consumer of the future Absa CIB's Isana Cordier provides a view on the power of data in understanding the consumer of the future. CONSUMER INSIGHTS Targeting individual customers and predicting their future Superbalist Co-CEO Luke Jedeikin reveals the future of targeted marketing. EVENT The 2020 Absa Consumer Conference goes virtual Addressing Africa’s consumer environment in a COVID-19 world is critical. Absa will unpack key focus areas in live webcasts between June 2020 and the end of the year. TEXTILE INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Is the South African textile industry revival beginning? A boost for the local textile industry could alleviate unemployment and add valuable skills to the market. Latest Podcasts Episode 03 Dion Chang Trend Analyst and Founder of Flux Trends Absa Group Consumer Insights Through the great staggering to a better normal Dion Chang says lockdown has fast-tracked positive change in not just the retail sector. Play the episode Episode 02 James Scott Chief Digital Officer, Corporate and Investment Banking Absa Group Consumer Insights 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. Play the episode Episode 01 Isana Cordier Head: Consumer Goods and Services, Corporate and Investment Banking Absa Group Consumer Insights 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. Play the episode Load More × We help you achieve your sector growth ambitions Our highly experienced teams of sector specialists have an in-depth understanding of the industry within which you operate. They offer sector-specific knowledge, skills and experience to help you take the lead in your industry. Learn more Experience Absa Insights 2021 All sectors Absa insights series View all Resources and Energy InsightsA 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. Read more Healthcare InsightsThe 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. Read more Telecommunications, Media and Technology InsightsIn 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. Read more Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn 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. Read more Consumer Insight SeriesAs 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. Read more Agriculture Insight SeriesWith 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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