Consumer Goods & Retail is the largest services sector, providing the necessary link between producers and final consumers. The sector has a major socio-economic role, being among the biggest employment generators and contributors to economic growth. It is highly heterogeneous, using a variety of formats and channels to meet the needs of the more sophisticated global consumer. In today’s digital era, the increasing penetration of everyday life by information and communications technologies is reshaping the purchase decision process. This promotes the rapid development of online retail solutions that enhance customer retention and create tailor-made experience through both digital and mobile platforms.
Activities associated with Consumer Goods & Retail are the manufacturing and retailing of goods intended for everyday use by end consumers. Examples include food, textile products, apparel and footwear, household goods, furniture, hygiene and personal care products, jewellery, toys and sporting goods. It also covers all retail channels, from traditional supermarkets and specialised stores to non-store retailers such as e-stores, mail-order houses and direct selling establishments. Retail sale of fuels and vehicles is also included in this sector.
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The wholesale and retail trade sector is one of the main engines of economic growth in Indonesia. The sector generated 13% of the country’s GDP in 2020 with household consumption taking a 58% share in GDP. Almost 25mn people are ...View more details
Malaysia is the third-largest motor vehicle manufacturer and market (excluding motorcycles) in the ASEAN region, behind Thailand and Indonesia. The motor vehicle industry (including motorcycles) was dominated by ...View more details
In 2020, retail sales in Brazil rose by 1.2% y/y in volume terms, despite the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the contraction of the country’s GDP by 4.1% y/y. The overall positive performance of the retail sector was supported by ...View more details