Spaza shops take centre stage in township economy

People living in South African townships are spending more money at spaza shops than big retailers and supermarkets, and a report says prices offered by the former are quite competitive.

In its 2022 South African Township CX Report, digital marketing agency Rogerwilco says 44% of 1 421 township residents who were surveyed reported spending more at spaza shops, an 11% increase from last year.

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Anathi Madubela
Anathi Madubela is a business journalist with a keen interest in the retail sector.

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