December 13th, 2016
With much relief, South Africa sighs as Standard & Poor’s maintains its sovereign credit rating of the country’s foreign-currency debt at BBB-. This however does not take away from the precarious position that the country faces both economically and politically, with a tough road ahead in terms of economic growth and structural reform. Using the […]
October 10th, 2016
A recently published white paper by Euromonitor International reveals dynamic growth shifting from the region’s mature consumer markets in South African metropolises to the urban areas in other Sub-Saharan countries. Soaring population growth and improving purchasing power will strengthen the consumer market potential in the cities across the region. Learn more about some of the […]
August 26th, 2016
Premium beauty and personal care is driven by the middle and upper-income groups in the Middle East and Africa, but also by aspirational consumers who are looking to align themselves to premium brands and therefore status. This is especially true in the countries such as the United Arab Emirates, where upwards of 90 percent of […]
August 11th, 2016
An extensive overview of 24 first- and second-tier cities in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in a recently published white paper reveals particularly dynamic growth shifting from the region’s mature consumer markets in South African metropolises to the urban areas in other Sub-Saharan countries.
July 31st, 2016
South Africa is facing a credit rating downgrade to junk status in the next few months. Not only is the country becoming an increasingly less appealing environment for investors, but a less appealing environment for locals too. Consumer goods are becoming increasingly expensive, and locals are feeling the financial pressure.
July 23rd, 2016
Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. Companies that want to capitalize on the […]
July 12th, 2016
Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. While Sub-Saharan African cities are diverse and rich […]
April 16th, 2016
Domestic chains are thriving in South Africa but few have grown quite as fast, or become quite as popular, as Chesa Nyama.
April 14th, 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa is undergoing some impressive economic changes, and cities are playing an important part in the growth. Lagos and Nairobi, specifically, are two of the top 20 fastest growing cities in the world, and the share of the urban population of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow to 45 percent by 2030. With […]
March 29th, 2016
In the wake of Haier acquiring General Electric’s appliance division, each company should look to respectively grow. Haier should focus on growing in areas where its premium brands would not be competitors. In fact, Haier has indicated it will bring GE brands over to China. GE should focus on Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and […]