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DHL Express takes a minority stake in online retail platform Link Commerce

DHL Express has taken a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce platform that sits beneath MallforAfrica.com and DHL’s Africa eShop service. DHL is betting on a fundamental change in purchasing behaviours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which …

Coronavirus in Africa – an update and what it means

At Trendtype we have decided to put our thoughts down on paper, as it were. Headline: there are lots of reasons to believe that African countries may emerge from COVID-19 in better (or less worse) shape than developed economies in …
Choppies

Choppies looks to close stores in Botswana

Having exited South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, embattled supermarket chain Choppies will now close loss-making stores in its home market of Botswana as it seeks to recover a stable financial footing. The company finally released its FY2018 results in …
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Trendtype’s 2019 year in review and 2020 forecasts

So here are our big themes in 2019 and a look ahead to 2020. It’s been another eventful year in African consumer and retail markets in 2019. Some big retail players coming unstuck In grocery retail, some big players have come …
Botswana country profile

Botswana Country Profile

This report provides key information on Botswana. It covers the economic landscape, key demographic indicators, living standards and income as well as logistics and infrastructure.

Choppies

Choppies confirms exit from Kenya and Tanzania

In an announcement that will surprise nobody, Choppies has confirmed it will exit Kenya, one of its key expansion markets. It has reportedly laid off 200 workers in anticipation of selling its 12 remaining stores. Choppies will also exit Tanzania, …
Choppies

Choppies is exiting South Africa, selling its store network

Botswanan supermarket chain Choppies has engaged Redford Capital to sell its South African assets, which includes its store network in South Africa. It is another sign that the pioneering chain, which has still not released its annual results to June …

Coffee Shop Chains in Africa

This report provides the most up to date analysis of the leading coffee shop chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.

Fried Chicken QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides detailed analysis of the leading fried chicken chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.

Waffles and Crepes QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides detailed analysis of the leading waffles and crepes chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.

Sandwiches and Wraps QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides detailed analysis of the leading sandwiches & wraps chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.

Pizza QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides the in-depth analysis of the leading pizza chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.