Traditional Retail Trade in Africa

tradional trade in africa

In the dynamic landscape of Africa’s retail industry, traditional trade offers a unique glimpse into the continent’s rich tapestry of traditions and customs. Traditional retail trade is the selling of goods within local communities, through informal channels such as open-air markets, roadside stalls, and neighbourhood shops. Unlike formal retail, which operates within structured frameworks and […]

Tailored Subscription Packages for Retail Audits

Frontline Research Group (FRG) have positioned themselves as leaders in retail auditing in Africa particularly for the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage sector. Traditional Trade in Africa cannot be neglected and it is in this area that FRG particularly excels. Their mastery in extracting pivotal information from traditional markets, coupled with their bespoke service offerings, makes […]

Enhancing Performance through Insightful Tracking

In the dynamic landscape of retail, staying ahead of the competition requires more than just stocking shelves and ringing up sales. It demands a deep understanding of consumer behaviour, market trends, and operational efficiency. This is where retail auditing, also known as retail tracking, emerges as a vital tool for businesses to thrive in the […]

Syndication Partners Required for Retail Census in Mozambique and Uganda

Frontline Research Group are planning to conduct a census of retail outlets in Mozambique and Uganda in 2024 and we are inviting companies to partner with us in either or both of these retail census projects.  By syndicating these projects we are able to reduce the overall costs of the census for each syndication partner […]

Retail Data and Insights – Order now and for the 2024 budget year

Frontline Research Group (FRG) has a wealth of existing retail data across Africa and their ongoing Retail Tracking studies, and frequently updated Retail Census ensure that the data is current. In addition to the data FRG also provides analyses, insights and direction from their highly skilled and experienced team of researcher. The information supplied by […]

Tanzania offers massive growth opportunities to the FMCG industry

Frontline Research Group (FRG) recently conducted a retail census of Tanzania that gathered data on 99 000 retail outlets. The census covered 73% of the population density of Tanzania with 96% of urban areas covered as well as 85% of peri-urban, 60% of rural 46% of deep rural areas covered too. All these retail outlets […]

Monthly Retail Tracking in the Kenyan FMCG Industry

Kenya is one of the most important economies in Africa and arguably the most important in East Africa.  With a forecast economic growth rate of 5.8% for 2023, it is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Under the Kenya Vision 2030, the Government targeted to raise the share of products sold […]

Entering or expanding your market share in East Africa? Here’s how

East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, is expected to have an economic growth rate of between 5 and 5.5% in 2022. This is significantly higher than the 2 to 2.2% growth expected in Europe and the USA for the same period. The prospects and opportunities in the retail industry in East Africa are […]

Detailed analysis and strategic insights on 99 000 outlets in Tanzania

According to the World Bank, about two thirds of Tanzania’s population live in rural or deep rural areas.  Tanzania also lacks a formal retail shopping culture and it is estimated that up to 90% of food and beverage sales occur through traditional small stores, street vendors and unregulated markets. The retail sector has shown some […]