The ongoing dynamic of Modern versus Traditional Trade within South Africa’s retail sector has seen exceptional growth of the Spaza shop format with an increase from 45% to 53% of South African modern trade shoppers (2015 vs. 2016) who now also utilise Spazas.
The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) Report delivers proprietary data, trending the country-level prospects of pan-African countries based on Macro, Business, Consumer and Retail dynamics.
New research by Nielsen reveals that thinking in terms of bricks versus clicks is outdated, bricks-and-clicks is the current and future retail reality; especially in emerging markets, including South Africa.
Nielsen has been named to Google’s Marketing Mix Model Partner program. As a preferred partner, this program enables Nielsen to collect Google advertising impression and spend data directly from Google in a standardized, granular and accurate way.
Sentiment in the west of Africa is on the increase with the news that the latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) figures for Quarter 4, 2016 have seen Nigeria climbing three points to 116, after a steep decline in the third quarter, while Ghana’s score rose two points to 111.
‘What goes up must come down’ applies to Kenya’s latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index score (Quarter 4, 2016), which has dropped 11 points from the previous quarter to 109. It should be noted, however, that this is still a positive result, as it is above the 100-point level which indicates overall optimism within the CCI and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices.
South Africa is navigating choppy economic and political seas and nowhere is that more apparent than in the latest consumer confidence index (CCI) figures, which showed a 10-point decline to 77; offsetting the gains made in the previous quarter.
A phenomenal 92% of South Africans reveal they are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77%) principles.
Nielsen’s South African media business has a new face in the form of Terry Murphy who has been appointed as Director for Nielsen Watch Services in South Africa. Murphy will lead the commercial and operational teams responsible for Audience Measurement, AdIntel, Software Tools and the recently launched Digital Ad Ratings.
South Africans it seems are loyalty mad. Proof of this is that of six Africa/Middle East countries surveyed in Nielsen’s latest Global Retail Loyalty Survey, South Africa had the highest number of respondents (84%) stating that that they were currently members of a loyalty programme.
Nielsen has entered into an agreement with Tribune Media Company to purchase Gracenote, a premier provider of media and entertainment metadata. With this transaction, Nielsen will acquire the data and technology that underpins the programming guides and personalized user experience for major video, music, audio and sports content.
According to the new Nielsen Mobile Shopping, Banking and Payment Report, 53% of global consumers say they feel anxious when their mobile devices are not close at hand. Mobile has also revolutionized the world of retail and banking.
The Nielsen Sports Paralympics and Para-Sports Report shows how changing attitudes will have major implications for this month’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, not just in terms of challenging stereotypes, increasing inclusion and breaking down social barriers, but also the commercialization of the Games themselves.
Around the world, consumers are increasingly opting for specialized diets that address their desire to eat organic, low-fat, low-carb, or eliminate ingredients based on food sensitivities, allergies or personal convictions.
Global consumer confidence held steady in the second quarter of 2016 at 98, an index score that was flat from the first quarter. North America was the only region to sustain growth momentum in the second quarter with a three-point confidence increase to 111.
Part of the fun of shopping is the thrill of the chase and 59% of global respondents say they enjoy taking the time to find bargains. This is a particularly strong motivator in North America (68%) and Latin America (64%).