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Why Invest

Founded in 2004, (Ti) Trade Intelligence is South Africa’s leading source of consumer packaged goods retail business research and insights and capability-building solutions designed specifically to support achieving efficient and profitable retailer-supplier trading engagement.

The Ti analyst team is at the core of our business, its role being to gather the data and insights required to equip key stakeholders with essential knowledge to trade and engage in the South African fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.

We aspire to be a leading insights, capability and communication solutions company.

We are the trusted voice of the sectors in which we operate, aggregating information to amplify knowledge, grow capability, and enable collaboration that drives profitable trading relationships and sustainable sector growth.


Ti analysts engage with retailers, suppliers and commercial stakeholders across the FMCG industry to gather the data and insights informing our retail research reports, supporting manufacturers to align and deliver relevant customer business plans.



The Ti research reports underpin our learning solutions providing FMCG industry insights, knowledge, skills and tools for all levels of your business to support informed and profitable retailer-supplier engagement.



A single source of weekly industry news delivered to a targeted 10,000 recipients across the South African and global FMCG industry.
An excellent read – incisive, insightful, compact and irreverent with some ‘insider’ scoop.




Ti analysts focus on primary research supported by extensive retailer and supplier interviews and in-store immersions. Report content is informed by:

  • Annual and bi-annual face-to-face interviews with C-suite executives and decision-makers across South Africa's leading FMCG suppliers and retailers

-  45+ local and multi-national FMCG supplier and retail businesses
-  270+ senior managers, executives and  board members

  • Supported by weekly scanning, collection and analysis of published grocery retail news and trends – both global and local

Ti analysts study and monitor:

  • South African market PESTLE performance, shopper demographics, channel performance and dynamics, in order to understand their impact on the food and grocery retail sector and to predict future performance
  • South Africa's grocery retailer performance, strategic and operational direction and how these translate into opportunities for their suppliers


Which businesses do we engage with?

Corporate Retail

Wholesale / Retail / Hybrid

Corporate Front Shop Pharmacy



How does Ti support the manufacturer annual business  planning process?

Ti solutions services are designed to support manufacturers' annual business planning process – from trend forecasting, future-proofing company strategy and informing supplier executive views to retail customer business planning and alignment at key account level.

"Providing cross-functional decision-making teams with the information and customer insights they need to know, when they need to know it." - Ti Analysts


Ti provides retail business research and insights services to over 40 of South Africa's major consumer goods manufacturers and service providers, some of which are reflected below:

Note: Retailer access to the Ti Research report library is restricted due to competitive / confidentiality requirements.



  • Andrea Slabber | Senior Retail Analyst

  • Carey Leighton | Financial Analyst

  • Annomi Kriel | Head of Strat Comms

  • Janene Laas | Head of Learning & Transformation

  • Kerry Elliot | Associate Senior Analyst

  • Kirsty de Klerk | Shared Services Manager

  • Sinethemba Lamula | Shared Services Administrator

  • Thobeka Magubane | Client Service Administrator and Junior Analyst

  • Natasha Smith | Managing Director

  • MacDonald Mabidilala | Head of Research

  • Lerato Sedibe | Senior Retail Analyst

  • Shelley van Heerden | Client Services & Projects Co-Ordinator

  • Nathalie Lukubisa | Platform Administrator

  • Katia Benedetti | Associate - Copywriter



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Retail in Africa Report |  November 2021