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.

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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

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Targeting individual customers and predicting their future

Superbalist Co-CEO Luke Jedeikin reveals the future of targeted marketing.

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