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Consumer Goods and Services

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We combine bespoke solutions with advisory services to help you adapt to evolving trends and solve regional challenges in this vibrant sector.

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TOTAL DEAL VALUE

R11.7 bn

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DEALS DONE

22

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TOTAL CLIENTS

180

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THOUGHTS FROM OUR LEADERS

Massive disruptions offer unprecedented opportunities – if you know where to look for them

The African Consumer Goods and Services sector is at a critical tipping point. It is facing unprecedented disruptions, but also significant growth opportunities – and the global pandemic has only amplified the challenges already confronting it.

Choice, speed, convenience, health, environmental impact, individualism and personalisation are all rapidly evolving factors, shaking up traditional stalwarts and making them vulnerable to digital incumbents unhindered by legacy infrastructure and its associated costs.

The opportunity in this new consumer-led world lies in how quickly corporates can adapt – requiring a reinvention of the sector as a whole to shape a ‘new normal’ that caters to all socio-economic groups.

At Absa CIB, we recognise that our role is far greater than simply tailoring solutions to the needs of our individual customers. We see ourselves as a strategic partner with a long-term commitment to our clients.

In leveraging data-driven insights on consumer behaviour, along with our deep knowledge and on-the-ground presence in African markets and our long-standing sector networks and relationships, we’re able to advise and support our clients to meet their operational requirements and growth ambitions.

And in the midst of the uncertainty of the global pandemic, we have further extended balance sheets, demonstrating our commitment to both the industry and our clients, as well as the long-term view we adopt in our relationships as we journey a brave new world together.

Isana Cordier

Head: Consumer Goods and Services

Latest insights

Data-driven insights on the trends impacting this evolving sector.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Good news travels fast. Consumer insight travels faster

Consume This, CGS Monthly: Volume 2, Issue 8. In this edition, we delve into why the Pick n Pay Group is looking to expand its on-demand delivery service with the Takealot Group.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

The evolution of China-Africa lending

China has long recognised the investment potential of Africa, deepening its relationship with the Continent over the past two decades. By establishing itself as a crucial partner to Africa on trade, and as a substantial lender and investor, China has supported key projects, from infrastructure, ICT to agriculture.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Cards turn out to be favourites during Black Friday

Any spot-check in today’s dailies, billboards or banners on major social media sites will not miss out on adverts with bright-coloured messages that read, “Kenya’s Biggest Black Friday”, “Black Friday Sale Starts Now!”, “Black Friday Never Ends!”, “Everything Up to Half Price”.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Consumers are spending more, but will they buy more this Black Friday?

Black Friday in 2022 might provide a fascinating insight into the state of the South African consumer as individuals begin to re-build their personal balance sheets while weighing up a global environment which is facing unprecedented social and economic upheaval.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Data-driven insights in a consumer-led world

Consume This, CGS Monthly: Volume 2, Issue 7. This month we’re unpacking some of the details behind Walmart’s plans to buy out minority shareholders Massmart.

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Data-driven insights in a consumer-led world

Consume This, CGS Monthly: Volume 2, Issue 6. In our latest Consume This issue, we delve into some of the most recent trends impacting consumers the world over.

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