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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.


Our retail insights power our story-telling through a multi-dimensional wealth of retail resources such as research reports, learning journeys, published content and projections of the future, all of which are accessed through our information-rich web portal.

Insights and information to develop commercial, customer-centric business strategies and activation plans.

Capability-building and advisory solutions through face-to-face and online public and customised workshops.

A single source of weekly industry news delivered to 10,000 recipients across the South African and global FMCG industry.


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


  • 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

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

  • Nathalie Lukubisa | Platform Administrator

  • Katia Benedetti | Associate - Copywriter


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A great place to work and grow


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: