Wholesale & Retail Trade
The wholesale and retail trade sector in South Africa is the third largest contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa. Not only does this sector provide many employment opportunities, but it also helps to boost the economy of South Africa.
Over the last few years, South Africa has undergone a transformation from a primary sector based country to a tertiary sector based country. This had to effect that there was more attention given to the wholesale and retail trade industry, rather than to the manufacturing industry.
This shift also brought on some other changes. South Africa now would rather import and sell items, than to manufacture it here in South Africa. It should also be kept in mind that South Africa still has a very active and well-sustained manufacturing industry.
The sector includes some of the following retailers:
- General dealers
- Household furniture
- Pharmaceutical and medical goods
- Various other dealers
Oasis Express Refill stations are found within many wholesale and trade retailers. The Refill stations offer convenient options for refilling own containers with clean, purified and disease-free water. Oasis Bottled Water, Juice, Sports and Energy drinks are also available within fridges of your favourite retailer.