Tag: consumers

Gauging consumer sentiment under COVID-19 lock-down

According to the Consumer Pulse research, in level 4 lock-down 86 per cent of respondents said they were extremely concerned about unemployment compared to 80 per cent in the survey during the Level 5 lock-down. The survey also looked at consumer behaviour during level 4 lock-down and joining CNBC Africa to unpack the trends of the report is Rachel Thompson an Insights Director at GFK South Africa.

Wholesalers urged to comply as Rwanda govt. passes law to fine single use plastic traders

The government says it will start penalising wholesalers, retailers and consumers that still use single-use plastics with heavy fines following the expiration of a three month grace period. Director General at the Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Coletha Ruhamya joins CNBC Africa for more.

Fintech innovations offer alternative to credit traps

South Africans are desperate for innovative payment solutions that don’t involve credit traps. what is available for online shoppers and is there a way to avoid credit in all its disguises entirely?

Top 8 retail trends to watch in 2020

Consumer demands for a frictionless, personalised experience which caters for their lifestyle needs are set to drive online retail trends in 2020. The result is a focus on creating a customised experience that supports and enhances shopping in the virtual environment, facilitating the buying journey.

How your credit score impacts your daily decisions

With new risk-based pricing systems for loans on the horizon in Kenya, it’s becoming increasingly important for both consumers and financial institutions to understand how credit scores can help enable the right conversations.

EABC’s Peter Mathuki speaks on untapped investment opportunities in east Africa

Despite the internal East African Communities having a market of about 146 million consumers, the regional trade still faces numerous constraints. CNBC Africa spoke to Hon. Peter Mathuki, Executive Director and CEO of East African Business Council on this and more.

#BlackFriday sales up, but transaction value down

Statistics from Instant EFT provider i-Pay show that while the Rand value of transactions on Black Friday was up 1000% on 2016, average value per transaction on Black Friday declined compared to last year.