SECTOR EXPERTISE Consumer Goods and Services Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Sector Expertise > Consumer Goods and Services Align with a strategic partner to navigate disruption and unlock value We combine bespoke solutions with advisory services to help you adapt to evolving trends and solve regional challenges in this vibrant sector. TOTAL DEAL VALUE R11.7 bn DEALS DONE 22 TOTAL CLIENTS 180 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 https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Latest insights Data-driven insights on the trends impacting this evolving sector. 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. Subscribe for quarterly updates Analysis and data-driven insights for a changing world – delivered direct to your inbox. 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