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Informal Retail Channel Report

Navigate this untapped and dynamic channel
Discover new growth opportunities within the evolving informal market

Though complex to navigate, the informal retail channel remains a key area of opportunity for FMCG manufacturers and service providers. Despite the many challenges and disruptors it has faced recently – from COVID-19 to the 2021 July riots in KZN and Gauteng – the channel continues to rise, innovate and remain resilient.

The Trade Intelligence Informal Retail Channel Report provides a comprehensive overview of changing market dynamics and nuances that exist in this ever-changing market. This report is an essential guide on how to win within this channel.

Why Invest In This Report

Gain actionable insights into the various market dynamics and geographical nuances that exist within the informal market. Develop customised offerings and services to ensure long-term sustainable growth.

Who Will Use This Report

Stakeholders who seek to understand the informal retail channel in order to enter or growth with it. This includes:

  • Suppliers
  • Retailers
  • Service providers 
  • Insurance houses
  • Banks and 
  • Media agencies

Content Framework 

  • Key themes shaping informal retail
  • SA FMCG market size value estimate
  • Channel formats (nuances)
  • Shopper trends
  • Shopper profile
  • The disruptors: Midi wholesalers
  • What’s happening in store
  • Trends within informal retail
  • Insights and supplier considerations
  • Definitions and terminology


Ti Informal Retail Channel Report 2022

R 60,000 (ex. VAT)
Report available in PPT and PDF

Ti Informal Retail Channel Briefing

R3,650 per person (ex. VAT)
OR 3 free seats with purchase of the report 

For more information or to order your report, please contact Shelley van Heerden on +27 [0] 31 303 2803 | or visit

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

Get an overview of the Informal Retail Channel Report and hear from informal retail players to get updated insights into this dynamic channel and to discover new growth opportunities.

Seats are limited

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23 June 2022 | 08:30 – 11:00​

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