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 […]

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 […]

Why Frontline Research Group is the best research company for Tanzania

Frontline Research Group (FRG) is a full service market research company who have been conducting market research, retail census and retail audits in Tanzania for many years.  They have some of the most granular retail data available and have recently conducted a retail census, enumerating over 99 000 retail outlets, across the country. Market research services […]

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 […]

Outlet Data of 99 000 Retailers in Tanzanian


From a retail perspective Tanzania is one of the more important countries in Africa.  It has the 9th biggest economy in Africa, has a population of 64 million and, with a GDP Annual Growth Rate that averaged 6.45 percent from 2002 until 2022, it has the 7th fastest growth rate on a continent that is […]

Knowing Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the most important markets in Africa. It has the largest population in Africa, over 205 million people, and is the continent’s biggest economy. Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and in Africa with a population with a population of just under 21 Million inhabitants. According to a Trading Economics, Nigeria has […]