Retail and Consumer

Retail & Consumer Issues : Understanding your industry issues

Within PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) South Africa Retail and Consumer group, our understanding of key industry issues is at the heart of our delivery of cervices to clients. Many of these issues drive our programme of publications and thought leadership materials.

In this section we share some of our understanding and knowledge of the business issues of the day. To find out more about any of these topics, please contact one of the PwC specialists listed on these pages.

  • Global Sourcing & Collaboration between manufacturers and retailers will lead to success (i.e. sharing information, sharing ideas, combined marketing effort)
  • Supply chain integrity & management issues - Supply chain efficiencies is the only real competitive advantage
  • Future of SA Retailing – how to survive (Interest rates, electricity supply, downturn in the economy, skills shortage & retention)
  • The ethical consumer – understanding the consumer and their sustainability and ethical considerations
  • Gaining market share and revenue growth (e.g. Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion into Africa and other emerging markets, private equity investment, emerging middle class, continued innovation, changing retail formats, internet sales channel, etc.)