Key Trends in Convenience Retail in Africa

14th July, 2021

This brief provides data and analysis on the key trends in convenience retail in Africa. It covers the different types of convenience and forecourt retail, discusses the impact of urbanisation and car ownership and identifies some of the leading innovators among the major supermarket chains.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Definitions
  2. Urbanisation
  3. High income consumers
  4. Retail modernisation
  5. The South Africa forecourt model
  6. Gourmet convenience retail
  7. Discounter convenience retail
  8. The transformation of distribution
  9. Online retail
  10. Q Commerce
  11. Conclusions

Table of Figures

  • Urban population (m) by region, 2020-2050
  • Urbanisation and GNI per capita, 2020
  • Cash rich and time poor consumers, 2020
  • Number of households in Africa with a car (m), 2010-2020
  • Growth in car ownership by region, 2010-2020
  • Major South African fuel retailers and their convenience offer
  • Leading online distribution platforms in Africa, 2021
  • Supermarket chains offering online retail
  • Q commerce hotspots

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