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French products boycott spreads to Egypt, likely to go further

The boycott of French goods by consumers in Muslim countries has reached Egypt, a key market for French supermarket chain Carrefour, as well as several major French FMCG brands including Danone and L’Oréal. We think there is a risk the …

The European Union funds dairy sector improvements in northern Cameroon

The European Union has funded a set of small scale dairy processing plants in Northern Cameroon, increasing the country’s milk processing capacity by 2000 litres. The Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program (SAPEP) has reportedly cost XAF13.1bn ($23.7m). The dairy investment program is …
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Egyptian cheese company Domty and FrieslandCampina form partnership

Egyptian cheese producer Domty and FrieslandCampina have signed an MoU to explore joint business opportunities in Africa. The companies plan to collaborate to export cheese to other African countries. Domty was founded in 1988 in Egypt. It is a leader in the Egyptian …

Investment incentives driving growth in factory capacity in Cameroon

Pasta manufacturer Africa Food Manufacture (AFM) has a signed a XAF13bn($23.4m) investment agreement with Cameroon’s investment promotion agency, API, to build a durum flour production plant. The Agropastoral and Industrial Company of Ngaoussai has also signed a XAF9bn ($16.2m) investment agreement …

Togolese manufacturer Top Food is building a $9.43m factory in Cameroon

Togolese dairy and fruit juice manufacturer Top Food is building a new $9.43m factory in Cameroon. The new factory will produce condensed milk and fruit juice, and comes as the Cameroonian government offers incentives for manufacturers investing in the country. …
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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 …
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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 …
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Jumia shuts down its operations in Cameroon as losses widen

Jumia has closed its operations in Cameroon, laying off all of its staff and removing the country from the list of countries it covers. The move comes the week after the online retailer posted quarterly financial results showing that losses …