Trade Intelligence is South Africa’s leading source of FMCG retail research, insights and training solutions, focusing on the industry’s corporate and independent retailers and wholesalers. It provides unparalleled coverage of the industry, the trends that shape it and the performance of its businesses by telling those industry stories that unlock knowledge and learning. Ti’s ultimate goal is to promote effective trading relationships between all FMCG stakeholders and upskill and inspire best talent across the industry.


The unemployment rate in South Africa is at an all-time high of 42.6%, with 11.2 million South Africans currently unemployed. More...

Thobeka Magubane | Junior Retail Analyst | 15 Jun 2021

Thought Leadership: Industry News & Articles

A survey of 1000 South Africans who participate in the gig economy has revealed that they could... More...

M4Jam | 26 May 2021

There has never been a more important time to understand the shopper. Brick and mortar stores h... More...

Mac Mabidilala | Head of Research | 25 May 2021

25 May 2021 is Africa Day, a day I personally look forward to every year. There is no doubt tha... More...

Mac Mabidilala | Head of Research | 25 May 2021

The 3rd wave has officially begun in many provinces with the rest not far behind. COVID-19 case... More...

IRI | 21 May 2021

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