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South Africa very nearly banned bad coffee – but instead gave chicory a new category

South Africa very nearly banned bad coffee – but instead gave chicory a new category Source: South Africa very nearly banned bad coffee – but instead gave chicory a new category

By | 2020-11-02T09:20:28+00:00 November 2nd, 2020|Consumer Trends, Dry Groceries|0 Comments

These are the hottest products in demand in SA stores – including hair dye and bleach

South Africa’s lockdown has led to some interesting retail trends - like a spike in the sale of non-alcoholic beverages, and pineapples - but there have been several other products that are currently in hot demand across supermarkets. Source: These are the hottest products in demand in SA stores - including hair dye and [...]

By | 2020-05-13T10:40:48+00:00 May 13th, 2020|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

Shaken by the coronavirus, consumers will be hesitant to spend – and harder to convince

After more than a month cooped up in their houses, and with many people worried about their financial stability after the lockdown ends, companies should expect consumers to be more selective about how they part with their money than they used to be, marketing consultancy form M&C Saachi said on Tuesday. Source: Shaken by [...]

By | 2020-04-22T10:40:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2020|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

Ten ways in which retail and the food and beverage industry will change in a post-Covid world

Four weeks ago, it was business as usual. Three weeks ago, it became business unusual. Two weeks ago, the national lockdown gutted a n entire industry and everything we thought we knew has come to naught. Source: Ten ways in which retail and the food and beverage industry will change in a post-Covid world [...]

By | 2020-04-08T10:56:15+00:00 April 8th, 2020|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

Coronavirus may permanently change how we buy our food

Many South Africans have never shopped online for essentials before, until the coronavirus pandemic hit our shores, which was then followed by a nationwide lockdown. Source: Coronavirus may permanently change how we buy our food

By | 2020-04-08T10:08:02+00:00 April 8th, 2020|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

South African shoppers are spending less, but are still stretching their wallets, according to Tiger Brand’s interim report for the six months ending March 2019. Source: South Africans are spending less on their weekly shopping trip

By | 2019-05-29T14:48:30+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends, Economic Factors|0 Comments

Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% to your shopping bill

Are you constantly checking your phone when you’re out and about? Do you have trouble resisting the lure of ever more screen time? If so, be careful when you go grocery shopping – as your phone may be costing you more than you think. Source: Using your smartphone at the supermarket can add 41% [...]

By | 2019-05-29T14:41:47+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends|0 Comments

After a long fall, bread is quickly getting pricier – while pap prices are all over the show

In recent months, carb lovers in South Africa have seen some big price movements in the country’s most popular starches. Source: After a long fall, bread is quickly getting pricier – while pap prices are all over the show

By | 2019-05-29T14:06:09+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Consumer Trends|0 Comments