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Formal Independent Reports

Equip yourself and your teams with the insights needed to effectively trade and engage with independent retailers and wholesalers.

The Trade Intelligence Formal Independent Trade Profiles are consolidated sources of information and insights into each of the key formal independent retailers/wholesalers in South Africa. Regularly updated by our team of retail analysts, they provide you with tools to build stronger relationships and customer strategies.

Available Trade Profiles

Unitrade Management Services Updated report out March 2022


Elite Star Trading Updated report out March 2022


NEW! Kit Kat Group Coming March 2022


Why invest in these reports?

  • Understand your customer:

-  What is driving its business?

-  How is it attracting shoppers?

  • Provide new team members with a thorough understanding of their customer
  • Use the SWOT analysis to identify opportunities for collaborative growth with formal independent players
  • Easy-to-access PPT information to use in your own presentations

Format and Frequency


R 27,300 per report
(online access available in PPT or PDF)




NEW Trade Profile!

The independent wholesale and retail channel has undergone significant changes over the past decade resulting in a resurgence of supplier interest and investment.

As an independent, corporate, family-managed business of cash and carry stores and supermarkets, the Kit Kat Group prides itself in the strong relationships it cultivates with its customers, suppliers and service providers. A key player in the wholesale trade, Kit Kat provides diverse opportunities for suppliers looking to grow their market share within the independent trade.

Report Content

Group Overview

  • Organisational Structure 
  • Key Milestones
  • Formats and Trading Brands

Financial Performance*
Strategic Focus Areas
Shopper Marketing

  • Brand positioning
  • Shopper profile
  • Marketing
  • Loyalty drivers
  • Private label
  • What’s happening in store

Operational Execution

  • Supply Chain & Technology
  • SWOT Analysis

*Financial Performance Report only available for UMS and EST reports

To order your report or for more information on Trade Intelligence service offering, please contact Shelley van Heerden on +27 [0] 31 303 2803 | 


Convenience - Online Retail Briefing
12 May 2022 | 08:30 – 11:00​

Get an overview of the report and hear from expert speakers.

Limited seats available.

Informal Retail Channel - Online Briefing
12 June 2022 | 08:30 – 11:00​

Get insights from Ti’s Informal Retail Channel Report and hear from guest speakers.

Seats are limited

E-commerce Online Briefing
23 June 2022 | 08:30 – 11:00​

Get insights from Ti’s E-commerce Report and hear from guest speakers.

Seats are limited


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