The Future of Retailing in South Africa to 2018: Consumer and Retailer Trends, Issues and Market Dynamics


Naperville, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2014 -- Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of The Future of Retailing in South Africa to 2018: Consumer and retailer trends, issues and market dynamics market report to its offering

The Future of Retailing in South Africa to 2018published by Conlumino, provides a detailed analysis of both the historic and forecast market data of retail sales of different product segments across key channels in South Africa. In addition, it provides an overview of changing consumer and retail trends, the influence of various economic variables on the retail industry, innovations in retail, and an analysis of vital developments in major retail channels.

It provides detailed quantitative analysis of past and future trends, crucially providing retail sales data not just by channel and by product, but showing product sales through different channels. This allows marketers interested in retailing to determine how to account for the development of the retail trade overall and to know which channels are showing growth for which products in the coming years.

Data sets are provided for 2008 through to 2018, with actuals being provided for 2013. All initial market sizing and analysis is conducted in local currency in order to ensure local trends are reflected in the data before conversion into other currencies.

Key Findings
Post global recession, the country suffers with high unemployment and declining GDP growth
Consumers tend to show greater affinity towards private labels during tough economic times
Foreign fashion retailers continue to enter the growing South African clothing market
Online retailing to emerge as the strongest retailing channel in the future, largely boosted by m-commerce
Food and grocery to remain the largest and fastest-growing category

The Future of Retailing in South Africa to 2018 is a detailed industry report providing comprehensive analysis of the emerging trends, forecasts, and opportunities in the South African retail market
The report is a result of a thorough analysis of consumer trends, changing economic and population factors, and the influence of internet and technology on the retail industry
The report provides both qualitative and quantitative insights of the changing retail dynamics across various product segments across different channels; with in-depth analysis of 26 product categories and 17 retail channels
This report provides detailed data on the size and development of retail sales of individual product types through specific retail channels and formats in South Africa. It provides a detailed and comprehensive quantitative analysis of the trends affecting market development through both historic and forecast data
It provides an overview of key competitive trends across major retail channels, along with retail innovations in South Africa

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the South African retail market for companies already operating in, and those wishing to enter South Africa
Understand which channels and products will be the major winners and losers over the coming years and plan accordingly, with a comprehensive coverage of 26 products, across 12 product sectors that include: Clothing, Footwear, Books, News and Stationery, Electrical and Electronics, Food and Grocery, Personal Care, Furniture and Floor Coverings, Home and Garden Products, Music, Video and Entertainment Software, Sports and Leisure Equipment, Sports and Leisure Equipment, and Luggage and Leather Goods
Detailed channel coverage is provided, covering 26 products, across four channel groups that include: General Retailers, Specialist Retailers, Value Retailers, and Online Retailers
Benefit from a detailed analysis of vital economic and population trends, and key consumer and technology trends influencing the retail market to underpin your planning
Monitor the competitive landscape with the analysis of key trends that are shaping the competitive landscape of major retail channels

Companies Mentioned

Woolworths, Spar, Shoprite, Edcon, PEP, Truworths, MRP, Pick n Pay, Electric Express, OK Power Express, DionWired,,, Diligo Online Store, Massmart, Zara, Gap Inc.

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