Our retail brands offer clothing, jewellery, cellphones, accessories, cosmetics, sporting and outdoor apparel and equipment, and homeware and furniture from value to upper market segments. The majority of our turnover is in the form of cash sales to customers, with the balance being from our own in-house credit offering. Currently, credit is offered to our customers in South Africa as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland/Eswatini. In addition to retail turnover, revenue is also generated from interest received on customers’ store cards and through various customer value-added products, available to our TFG Africa customers.
TFG’s footprint comprises 4 034 outlets in 32 countries spanning five continents with more than 27 800 employees. In addition, 20 of our brands offer goods for sale through our e-commerce channels. South Africa and Namibia are TFG Africa’s most significant markets, with the United Kingdom, including Ireland, being the most significant market for TFG London. TFG Australia is focused on Australia and New Zealand.
Our product offering is sourced both locally and offshore, with strong in-house design teams across all business segments. In TFG Africa, our manufacturing capabilities, which coordinates production through our own factories and various independent cut, make and trim (CMT) factories, provide the Group with significant quick response capabilities, which is a key differentiator for the Group.
We are committed to achieving our 2021 targets:
Our Brands will optimise their supply chain capability, including their suppliers, buying processes and quick response. We will optimise the flow of goods from source to customer to enhance the customer experience.
We will be the leading lifestyle retailer in Africa whilst growing our international footprint.
We will deliver an integrated, secure omnichannel customer experience across our various brands
We will offer our customers a range of compelling rewards. Alternative credit products will be investigated that will appeal to our changing customer base.
We will deliver superior customer experiences across our retail brands.
We are committed to embedding a performance-based culture that will ensure that we attract and retain the best talent in the industry.
Supply chain: With a focus on supporting development of the local clothing, footwear, and textile industry, and on reducing the environmental impacts associated with transport and distribution.
People: With a focus on increasing sustainability awareness amongst employees, enhancing talent and diversity through skills development, and establishing and monitoring effective HR metrics aligned to sustainability and transformation.
Optimisation: With a focus on reducing the environmental footprint of our stores and head offices, and reducing packaging from source to customer.
Socio-economic development: With a focus on promoting job creation and enhancing employability in the communities in which TFG operates.
Governance: Ensuring that relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) are in place for each of these pillars of the sustainability dashboard, which are being regularly measured.
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